x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Get the Look: Mid-century modern puts the fun in classic

It's hard to go wrong with a clean Scandinavian look, and keeping a neutral palette allows you to have fun with colourful accessories.

Magnetic owl memo board. Courtesy of Susan Bradley Design
Magnetic owl memo board. Courtesy of Susan Bradley Design


You can never go wrong with the modern-classic look of Scandinavian furniture. Susan uses several pieces in her home to bring about the Nordic feel. The texture of this beautifully crafted wooden sideboard will add warmth to any space. Muuto Reflect sideboard, Dh9,000, Kollektion & Co, DIFC and Ibn Battuta Mall, www.thekollektion.com


This design classic will complement just about any dining table. The Eames chair is the perfect blend of form and function. Ergonomically designed, its flexible back and deep seat pockets negate the need for upholstered seats. Eames side chair, Dh1,100, Swiss Corporation for Design and Technology, Al Reem Tower, Deira, www.swisscotec.com


A good reason to keep the interior palette in your home neutral: it allows you to add bright and colourful accessories. This playful piece from Susan's collection is great for the to-do lists and it doubles up as artwork. Magnetic memo board, Dh221, www.susanbradley.co.uk


We love this peel-away butterfly clock. It is in keeping with Susan's theme of furniture that creeps across different surfaces. For a unique look, mount it high on a wall and attach the butterflies to your ceiling. Butterfly wall clock, Dh2,891, Singways, Mall of the Emirates


The crisp white colour and the delicate floral carvings on this side table hint at the outdoors. It works well as a bedside table or can be used as an accent table in the living room. Jiva Side table, Dh450, Freedom Furniture, Mirdif City Center