We love wood's ability to warm and soften even the most minimal of spaces. Here are some of our favourite wooden and wood-inspired accessories.
The Hot List: Wood works to warm your home
We love wood's ability to warm and soften even the most minimal of spaces. Here are some of our favourite wooden and wood-inspired accessories
This set of three house-shaped wall hooks has been carefully crafted from maple wood and finished with linseed oil, which means they will darken naturally with age. No glue is used in the process. Hang them up in a hallway where they're bound to add a homely feel to your space.
House Hooks, Dh226, www.eburyhomeandgarden.com
The Tivoli Audio Model Three clock radio is charmingly retro and will look great sitting on any bedside table or kitchen counter. It might be small but it packs a real punch in terms of sound quality and clarity, and is compatible with iPods and other players.
Tivoli Audio Model Three clock radio, price on request, Dubai Audio, Sheikh Zayed Road
Barking up the right tree
We love the rustic charm of this royal- blue bark platter from The Urban Yogi. The twig handles are a particularly nice touch, making for an all-natural, undeniably striking centrepiece.
The Urban Yogi,Dh270, Mercato Mall and www.theurbanyogi.me
It's all about the fancy footwork when it comes to the Hoof table by the Nordic brand &tradition. The ends of the table's legs have been left bare, which means you don't have to worry about the paint chipping off when you knock against them. Another standout feature of this deceptively simple table is its soft rolled edge.
D. Tales, Dh1,889, Dubai International Financial Centre or www.design-tales.com
Jotun has developed six new paint collections in partnership with interior designer Mona Hussein. Among these is the Natural range, which was designed to "bring the tranquillity of the great outdoors into your living spaces". The range includes Forest, a design inspired by trees; Distressed Wood, which captures the beauty of ageing wood; Beach House, a nostalgic hue reminiscent of beach houses left to the mercy of sea breezes; Sailboat, which captures the sea-stained wood of fishing boats; and Authentic Timber.
Sailboat, price on request, Jotun suppliers nationwide, www.jotun.com
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