x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Six of the Best: Pastels to soften your design scheme

These pretty tones add muted warmth to a room.

Grange's Peony sideboard. Courtesy of Carpe Diem
Grange's Peony sideboard. Courtesy of Carpe Diem


Bring spring flowers indoors with Grange's Peony sideboard. The powder blue piece is made of solid cherry wood covered in a wispy floral motif. Dh22,204, Carpe Diem, Dubai

Point of view

This polka dot cushion from Zara Home is meant for kids but wouldn't look amiss in a grown-up's room. If you love the look, why not get the matching bedspread too? Dh117, Zara Home stores nationwide

Out of sight

This mini tray by the funky homeware brand Fishs Eddy is the perfect place to keep keys, jewellery and spare change. And if you're stuck for ideas, it'll also make a great gift. Dh60, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall

Floral fun

Pretty pinks and delicate floral prints go hand in hand this season, and this butti cushion from Indigo Living captures the trend perfectly. Dh45, Indigo Living, Dubai.

Under wraps

This wonderfully soft, easy-care throw is a great sofa companion. Its muted pastel pink tones will work well with neutrals, moody blues and greys. Dh75, Ikea

Sitting pretty

Checks and ginghams, such as this very classic, very simple Brera Mattone linen in Lapis, occupy a large part of Designers Guild's new spring collection. Used on DG's new Stitch sofa, it emphasises its simple, elegant form perfectly. Price on request, Designers Guild at Maison d'Art, Dubai