24 Oct 2017Last updated

Design Insights

11 dazzling jewel-toned looks for your home

Be inspired to turn your home into a treasure trove with a wealth of rich colours and textures

Robin Collingwood
Added 13:09 | January 5, 2017
  • Petrouchka Mariinsky wallpaper, Cole & Son, Dh638 per roll.

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  • Viceroy fabric for curtains, Osborne & Little, from Dh1,024 per metre.

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  • Harmonia stripe wallpaper, Dh290 per roll, and Callista fabrics, from Dh480 per metre, all Harlequin.

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  • Sofa and cushions made in Otto velvets, Colefax and Fowler, Dh550 per metre.

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  • Luminescent viga Wallpaper, Elitis, Dh800 per roll.

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  • Cushions made in fabrics from the Palazzo collection, from Dh595 per metre, Rubelli.

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  • Boxes wrapped in fabric from Kiki collection, Dh1,045 per metre, Rubelli.

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  • Fabrics from the Aldwych collection, from Dh460 per metre, Zoffany.

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    Chair covered in Haveli, Dh592 per metre, Osborne & Little.

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    Chair and cushions made in fabrics from La Traviata collection, Dh428 per metre, Sahco.

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  • All fabrics from the Boho Velvets Collection, Dh428 per metre, Sanderson.

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Jewel-bright shades of topaz, amethyst, sapphire, emerald and ruby bring dazzling vibrancy to a scheme. Here’s how to make it work brilliantly…

Be brave.
To make this scheme a success, be bold and carry it right through from walls and soft furnishings to accessories. Choose rich deep colours on the walls to provide a backdrop to show off the opulent tones in curtains, upholstery and cushions.

Go for texture. Beautiful jewel colours look especially beautiful on fabrics such as silks, chenilles and velvets. A modern twist is to choose two differently textured fabrics for either side of cushions.

Add metallic accessories. With such a dark and dramatic scheme, it’s a good idea to introduce lots of metallic and glass through lighting and accessories to lift the look and allow light to bounce around the space.

Robin Collingwood

Robin Collingwood