x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

The Hot List: define your space with fine prints

Rejuvenate your interior with these fun, colourful designs.

Melinki Lifestyle 8 wallpaper. Courtesy of Scion
Melinki Lifestyle 8 wallpaper. Courtesy of Scion

Retro revival

Scion's range of affordable fabrics and wallpapers was launched earlier this year and has already become a big hit on the pages of interiors magazines. The Melinki collection, with its graphic motifs, sharp geometrics and retro colours, was inspired by midcentury colours and Scandinavian prints, and every one is a winner.

Scion is stocked in a selection of independent decorating stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For a full list visit www.scion.uk.com/where-to-buy

Pop Corn

New in at Crate & Barrel, this screen-printed tea towel - one of a range of all-American harvest-themed kitchen fabrics - is good enough to frame. The rows of corn, in pop art style yellow, green and blue polka dots, will create a cheap, cheerful piece of kitchen art.

Dh19, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates

Hot wax

Why stop at coordinating napkins and table runners at your dinner party table? The Point a la Ligne candle collection, new in at Bloomingdale's Home, includes dripless taper candles are available in 36 stylish shades so you should fine one to suit your scheme. If you're going for a pretty, feminine look, check out the range or floral designs, including rose, lotus and water lily.

From Dh20, Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai Mall

Bunny bag

We're big fans of the British label Anorak, so it's excellent news that its homeware and outdoor accessories are now on sale in Dubai's Harvest Home. Start your collection with this smart rabbit print purse - a make-up bag, wash bag or the coolest pencil case in class.

Dh60, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, Dubai

Easy accents

Ikea has been full of pleasant surprises this year, and the latest is the lovely new Malin collection, a coordinated range of rugs, curtains and cushions in soft, muted tones that can be used to introduce subtle, fuss-free colour to a neutral scheme. Look out in particular for the Malin Figur cushion - it's set to be a ubiquitous, bestselling classic.

Dh39, Ikea Yas Island