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Six of the Best: Greys create a sophisticated look

A great starting point or finishing touch for a decor scheme, soft greys can be teamed with cool blues, whites and charcoal.

Nada Debs vintage stool.
Nada Debs vintage stool.

A great starting point or finishing touch for a decor scheme, soft greys teamed with cool blues, whites and charcoal will create a sophisticated look. For something more fun, mix in bold, colourful accents. Here are our favourite current finds

Flight of fancy

Now offering international delivery, Tangletree Interiors stocks an excellent range of luxurious fabrics and wallpapers including Mulberry Home. Use this wonderful version of their iconic Flying Ducks design in silver/blue grey to create a feature wall to talk about. Flying Ducks wallpaper, £59 (Dh335) plus shipping, Mulberry Home at tangletree-interiors.co.uk

Get the picture

This stool by Nada Debs epitomises her modern take on Arabesque design, combining traditional Middle Eastern imagery with clean, contemporary lines to add a touch of old-school charm to a modern interior. Nada Debs grey vintage stool, Dh2,500, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road, www.o-derose.com

Best of three

If you're using grey as your colour palette, it works much better if you're using more than one shade. This sleek, compact nest of side tables has a choice of three so it won't blend into the background. Mekong tables, Dh2,890, Indigo Living, Dubai

Ahoy there

You might think this fabric would only work in a cottage-style decor scheme, but its vintage-looking design also works to great effect in a simple, contemporary setting. Surprisingly, it's from Ikea, which means it's also very cheap. Benzy fabric, Dh39 per metre, Ikea stores nationwide

Big purchase

Oversized and inviting, this modular sofa, with its intricate detailing, embossed patterns, contrasting stitching and a play of materials and textures, is a luxury you want to sink in to. Confession sofa, Dh52,000, Roche Bobois, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.roche-bobois.com

Statement piece

Grey is no background colour, as the striking decorative motif on this cushion demonstrates. A trio of these will create a striking finishing touch to your sofa. Crest cushion cover, Dh269, Indigo Living, Dubai

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