x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

In full bloom

Whether dark and romantic or silky and sensuous, we just can't get enough of floral accents.

Kodari Garland rug. Courtesy of Kodari
Kodari Garland rug. Courtesy of Kodari

Whether dark and romantic or silky and sensuous, we just can’t get enough of floral accents

1 Cutting some rug

We love the moody palette of the Kodari Garland Rug, which is hand-knotted from hand-spun wool in the mountainous regions of Nepal. The piece comes in a number of sizes and it can also be custom-made to suit your space.

• Kodari Garland Rug, Dh2,510 per square metre, www.kelaty.com

2 Seasonal scents

It may be a bit early to start thinking about Christmas, but Bloomingdale’s Home has just launched the Noel Christmas 2013 Special Edition gift range, which includes silk flower arrangements and sprays by the home scent specialist Hervé Gambs. They’re guaranteed to keep your home smelling sweet over the festive season – and beyond.

• Hervé Gambs Noel Christmas 2013 Special Edition, starting at Dh345, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall

3 A rosy outlook

Also new from Bloomingdale’s is Rose en Noir, the latest eau de parfum from Miller Harris. If you don’t fancy wearing the scent – which ­contains rich, dark notes of the Turkish rose ­Damascena, black pepper and violet leaf with sensual top notes of coriander seed, cumin and petitgrain citronnier – then buy the 185-gram candle instead.

• Rose en Noir candle, Dh260, Selective Fragrance Room, Bloomingdale’s, The Dubai Mall

4 Setting the tone

If black and white is your thing, check out the new collection from Indigo Living, which includes animal-inspired, geometric and floral cushions in striking monochrome tones. The soft, painterly florals on this particular piece are striking.

• Porcelain Black cushion, Dh609, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

5 Legacy piece

Crafted from pieces of fabric sourced from Samarkand, Aleppo, Istanbul and beyond, the unusually named Grandpa’s Ear armchair by Bokja is now available from O’de Rose in Dubai. We love the traditional, old-school silhouette and delicately tapered ash wood legs.

• Grandpa’s Ear Armchair, Dh12,900, O’de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai


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