The end of the holiday season does not have to mean an end to sprucing up the home.
The Hot List: Post holiday pick-me-ups
Battle those back-to-work blues by introducing a couple of colourful new elements into your interior. And don't forget - even the smallest of changes can have a massive impact.
1 Odds and ends
The Odd Piece will hold its first exhibition from January 10 to 13 in The Atrium, DIFC. The showcase will feature a range of vintage and contemporary furniture items and home accessories hand-picked from around the globe by the Saudi-born design enthusiast Arwa Hafiz. There will be some 120 pieces on offer, including mirrors, statement chairs, vintage Ottoman cushions and Murano chandeliers. One of the highlights of the show will be a retrospective collection of pieces by the acclaimed Lebanese architect, interior designer and furniture designer Sami El Khazen.
Visit The Odd Piece exhibition from January 10 to 13 in The Atrium, DIFC
2 Phone home
A few new scatter cushions can go a long way in refreshing the look of your interior. Home Centre has a number of new, very reasonably priced options in store, including this retro number covered in old-school telephones.
Dh49, Home Centre stores nationwide
3 Birds of a feather
We love these coasters from India Circus by Krsna Mehta. Part of Mehta's Kuheli collection, they feature a graceful peacock set against a vividly coloured background and come in a set of six.
Kuheli Peacock Dance Coasters, price on request, The Urban Yogi, www.theurbanyogi.me
4 Neat seat
There's a new addition to the Fatboy family of bean bag furniture. Baboesjka consists of three cushions that can be stacked to create a seat or scattered on the floor, majlis-style. There are five colour combinations available, with aqua, taupe, black and red options.
Baboesjka, Dh949, www.filini.com