x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Get the Look: Contemporary, colourful arts and crafts

Mix rich, traditional patterns with bold statement pieces to achieve a dramatic, artful interior.

Hossein Rezvani's Bakhtiar carpet. Ravindranath K / The National
Hossein Rezvani's Bakhtiar carpet. Ravindranath K / The National

Rich

A Persian carpet will add colour and richness to any space. Don't confine yours to the floor - they also make for stunning wall hangings. We love Hossein Rezvani's beautifully crafted creations. Bakhtiar in blue, Dh7,000 per square metre, Caspaiou Dubai or www.hosseinrezvani.com

Patterned

Use colourful crockery to brighten up a white kitchen. The blue and white floral designs on Crate & Barrel's Palmira plate are suitably bold. Dh45, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre

Strong

A single bold chair will transform a dead space into a lovely spot for reading and reflection. For something that is both comfortable and striking, try the sumptuous Tess chair in deep purple. Dh4,499, Crate & Barrel

Oversized

Make a statement with an oversized vase set on a simple side table and highlighted with spot lighting. Try the 88-centimetre-high black ceramic Giant Ginger Jar by Andrew Martin. Dh3,910, Andrew Martin Dubai

Traditional

The Kilim trunk coffee table - named for the traditional flat, woven carpets produced across central Asia - is brimming with character and bound to become a talking point. Dh17,960, Andrew Martin Dubai