x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Keep it feminine but edgy with this season's modern florals

Six of the Best New painterly prints will add a dramatically different splash of prettiness to your living space.

Rugosa candle. Courtesy of Designers Guild
Rugosa candle. Courtesy of Designers Guild

Vivid colours and bold, painterly designs define this season's floral prints. Delicate pinks and creams are replaced with lavishly illustrated peonies, gardenias and chrysanthemums in striking blues, crimsons, deep violets, hot pinks and oranges. It's not a look to embrace wholeheartedly, but a splash here and there will add a touch of dramatically different prettiness to your living space.

Fresh arrangement

We love the contrast between the weightiness of this stone wall tile and the delicacy of its peony motif. Measuring 15cm x 20cm x 4cm, this decorative tile is sure to spice up any wall. Dh255, Indigo Living

Petal perfect

For a more exotic take on the new florals trend, the Lusaka cushion by Missoni Home is just the ticket. The pattern is slightly different on either side of the cushion, so you get two great looks for the price of one. Dh600, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall

Aroma therapy

The Rugosa candle emits a heady scent of exotic frangipani, jasmine, magnolia and rose, so it's as flowery on the inside as it is on the outside. The large candle measures 285g and has a burning time of 50 hours. Dh184, Designers Guild at Maison d'Art, Dubai

Flat pressed

One of the key features of its autumn offering, Designers Guild's Amrapali collection includes wallpapers and fabrics depicting this glorious summer bouquet in rich, jewel-bright hues. Prices on request, Designers Guild at Maison d'Art, Dubai

Full bloom

A bold pop of pink against a dark background makes this striking Gardenia tray a must-have kitchen accessory. The tray is made from melamine and measures 18cm x 1cm x 28cm. It also comes adorned with brighter and lighter flowers but this one is our favourite by far. Gardenia tray, Dh40, Zara Home

Delicate nose

The floral motif on this pretty glass tumbler from Zara Home may be more delicate, but the violet, crimson and green colour scheme ensures that this is no wallflower. Flores tumbler, Dh35, Zara Home