x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

The hot list: Striking shades

Jumbo candle.
Jumbo candle.

Bright, bold pops of colour never go out of style, on the catwalk or in the home. It’s time to get your ‘colour blocking’ on.

1 Jumbo candle

We absolutely love this ­Elephant Candle by the Italian brand Mario Luca Giusti. We love it so much, we’re not sure that we could ever bring ourselves to actually light it.

• Elephant Candle, Dh275, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall

2 A refreshing change

This cheery jug, which comes with matching glasses, is perfect for serving those refreshing summer mocktails. They’ll also look great just sitting on your kitchen counter. Win-win.

• Jug, Dh145, and glasses, Dh22 each, Zara Home stores ­nationwide

3 Box clever

There’s nothing better than an apparently simple-looking piece of furniture with hidden functions. This neat little cube can be used for seating, serving and storage. A tug of the fabric pull reveals a storage box topped with a removable wood top, which doubles as an extra serving surface. What’s more, there’s a handy pocket on the side for storing your magazines and remote controls, and casters that make it easy to move around.

• Stash Storage Ottoman, Dh2,499, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre, Dubai

4 Buttering up

Twenty years after it went out of production, Kobenstyle, the Scandinavian enamelled-steel oven-to-table cookware designed by Jens Quistgaard, is making a comeback at Crate & Barrel. This sunny yellow butter warmer can go straight from your hob to your table and is ideal for serving warm vinaigrettes, sauces and butter.

• Kobenstyle Butter Warmer, Dh179, Crate & Barrel

5 Side order

This striking side table is made by Dina Gildeh, the furniture brand founded by the Jordanian sisters Dina and Tala Gildeh. Handmade and engraved, the wooden table is available in a range of punchy colours – we’d mix and match for maximum impact.

• Arabic Calligraphy Table, Dh2,740, Sa*ce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai

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