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The Hot List: Keep things simple this season

Go back to basics this season with clean lines, natural scents and old-school prints.

Nerd chair. D. Tales
Nerd chair. D. Tales

1. Old-school Scandinavian

Muuto's Nerd chair is available now from D. Tales. We love the clean lines and fabulous colour options, which include turquoise, black, grey, green, red, yellow, rose and natural oak. Nerd was created by David Geckeler, who wanted to make a chair that was unique but still referenced traditional Scandinavian design values. Job well done, we say.

Dh2,142, D. Tales, DIFC and www.design-tales.com

2. Natural scents

Herbal Home Boutique's new spring collection features a wide range of home and body products that can't be found anywhere else in the UAE. The company sells everything from towels, delicately fragranced drawer liners and clothes hangers, to the region's most extensive collection of natural handmade soaps. It also prides itself on using essential oils and plant extracts that don't contain any harmful chemicals.

Heathcote & Ivory Freesia and Wild Strawberry Drawer Liners, Dh60, Herbal Home Boutique, Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Festival City

3. Shell shocked

Edwina Cooper designs and makes all her hand-painted cushions herself, in her studio on the Isle of Wight, UK. Each piece is created by applying special fabric paints onto a calico panel that is then heat-fixed onto the cushion. For the Shell collection, Cooper transferred her own stunningly simple watercolour paintings onto cushion covers.

Neptune Shell cushion, Dh280, www. edwinacooperdesigns.co.uk

4. Fun in the sun

The One's spring collection is decidedly feminine, blending nude hues with accents of blue, purple, copper and gold. This old-school image of women sunning themselves among the sand dunes is one of our favourite pieces.

Price on request, The One stores nationwide

5. Everybody say 'Aaah'

There's never been a more appropriately named collection than Aaah by the Dutch designer Frank Willems. The adorable series of vases includes from left to right, Cracked, Deer and Yeah. Each has its own unique personality, but is happy to be spruced up with a few strategically-placed flowers.

Aaah collection, price on request, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai

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