x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Home Shopping: room by room at The Contemporary Home

The stock is always evolving, with seasonal and vintage pieces at the home accessories and gifts emporium The Contemporary Home.

Eclectic 16-piece cutlery set, £29.99 (Dh175).
Eclectic 16-piece cutlery set, £29.99 (Dh175).

Whatever your style or budget, you're bound to find something to add to your wish list after a visit to The Contemporary Home (www.tch.net). This online emporium of home accessories and gifts has a vast collection of products featuring everything from cookware to lighting - all arranged room by room, ensuring fuss-free, speedy shopping.

The massive selection is ever evolving with new stock arriving each season, so pop back regularly or you might miss a gem. There really is something for everyone, here: fans of retro style will love the assortment of enamel storage tins; vintage addicts will be drawn to the pretty embossed metal trays (perfect for serving afternoon tea or a great place to arrange fresh flowers in jam jars for a stunning centrepiece); minimalists won't be able to resist the elegant, simple, bamboo lanterns - equally gorgeous indoors or outside on the terrace.

Elsewhere, there are floral seat cushions and colourful melamine tumblers from the Danish brand Rice, as well as cute seasonal decorations and kitsch kitchenware from the German designer Gisela Graham. There's also a good array of home-related gifts for cooks, for gardeners and kids.

It's difficult to choose highlights from such an enormous treasure trove of homeware treats, but I like the fun Eclectic cutlery sets best: mismatched, patterned handles give the impression you've trawled flea markets for years to put together a quirky, unique set of vintage finds. Nobody need know you've cheated. I also love the retro Dreyfuss telephones - no stored numbers, painfully slow dialling and you can't chat on the move, but they look super-stylish and their inconvenience is part of their charm. The funky retro Cosmos wall clock is also well worth a look. It oozes 1950s chic and would look fabulous above a sleek sideboard. Just a few more things to add to my ever-growing wish list, then.


Shipping costs to the UAE vary per item and are available on request. Call +44 845 130 8229 or email info@tch.net