x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

The Hot List: Make the room bloom

Fancy up your space with floral patterns and bright details.

Designers Guild Autumn 2012 collection. Photo by James Merrell
Designers Guild Autumn 2012 collection. Photo by James Merrell

Painterly prints

The Autumn 2012 collection by Designers Guild is now available at Maison d'Art in Dubai. The season's printed fabrics are inspired by the Aesthetic movement of the late 19th century and capture the attention to detail, colour and passion for nature characteristic of Pre-Raphaelite painters. A vibrant colour palette of violet, azure, cobalt and fuchsia is combined with the more demure tones of olive, slate and chalk.

The new collection is available at Maison d'Art, Al Wasl Road, Dubai

Scottish charm

The Scottish textile designer Gillian Kyle launched her eponymous homeware brand in 2008 from the comfort of her kitchen table. Her range consists of charming kitchen textiles, mugs, coasters, greeting cards and clothing that celebrate the unsung heroes of Scottish culture. We particularly love her retro homage to the Creamola Foam can, a relic from the 1960s. This unbleached cotton tea towel is screen-printed in delicious shades of raspberry and sky blue.

Creamola Foam repeat tea towel, Dh39, www.gilliankyle.com

Word up

If you're looking for a novel storage solution, these book boxes from Edited could be just the thing. There are three different designs to choose from: Fill Me up, The World Inside Out and Small Stuff. We'd get all three and put them on show for everyone to admire.

Dh86, www.editedbrighton.com

Citrus scents

Esteban's Sous Les Feuilles home fragrance collection is sold exclusively at Harvey Nichols in Dubai. Sous Les Feuilles is a green citrus scent with key notes of grapefruit peel, mandarin, lemon, tomato leaves, cyclamen, white peach, dry wood and moss, and comes in decorative candles, room sprays and scented ceramics.

Dh230, Home Department, Level 3, Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Flower power

Vickyspretties.co.uk is teeming with charming handmade accessories for the home. We're coveting this pretty Cath Kidston cushion, which is made from the designer's famous cut roses print. And at Dh69, it's also a bit of a steal.

Cath Kidston cushion, Dh69, www.vickyspretties.co.uk