1) Rome-antic inspirations
Set a pretty scene for lunch or tea with gorgeous glass dinnerware and copper cutlery from Villa D’Este, so named after the stunning 16th-century villa in Tivoli, near Rome, famous for its Renaissance-style terraced hillside gardens. Grace your table with the delicate damasks on their Imperial dinner set, influenced by the French court of the rebellious yet much loved Marie Antoinette.
2) Burj brilliance
This stunning Burj chandelier from Luxxu is inspired by one of the most iconic hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Like the hotel, this masterpiece is a symbol of extravagant luxury. It’s also a strong, decorative piece, made from gold-plated brass, with delicate handmade glass tubes.
3) Call of the wild
This striking sideboard from Interiors embraces the roughness of nature with a Black Forest marble laminate finish on the door fronts wrapped in a cast aluminium frame with a textured graphite finish over the top and down the front of the base. Pair with additional earthy materials and textures to create a wild style.
4) Regional flavour
Adding local appeal to their recently launched dedicated Middle East online shop, Crate & Barrel has teamed up with three regional design brands from the UAE, Lebanon and Jordan. While Lebanese product design studio Kashida moulds 3D calligraphy into functional pieces, UAE-based Silsal Design House infuses artistic Arabic calligraphy into tableware, and the Bahrain-based Amina Gallery blends classical and contemporary to create timeless home accessory designs.
5) Blue moon
Continuing to ride a wave of trending metallic and velvets, the latest style stories from Indigo Living's Spring/Summer collection bring together plush opulence, clean lines and gilded details in distinct, sensual palettes. In the Blue Moon collection, royal blue hues are applied to create a cool, bright and sophisticated look with a lofty and ethereal sense of space.
6) Majlis makeover
Reimagine the conventional majlis scheme of heavy, elaborate materials and ornate accents by opting for fabrics and materials that will add depth and warmth, mixed with subtle metallic finishes and accessories. As specialists in drapery and upholstery, Sedar Global can help rework your majlis into a contemporary scheme using a diverse range of fabrics from brands such as Versace Home, Armani/Casa, Marco Polo, York Weave, Swarovski, infused with current trending themes, colours and patterns, creating a unique entertainment space imbued with individual style.
7) Hidden talent
With a new design take on the TV cabinet concept, the Beovision Harmony transforms itself from an elegant piece of furniture into a high level centre of entertainment. With an integrated, fully-active, three-channel stereo and OLED 4K cinema HDR, with support of major high dynamic range formats, among many other bells and whistles for this top performing tech-tastic piece of audio/visual equipment, the cabinet design folds over the screen when you don't want a TV in the room. Nifty! Beovision Harmony will be available in the UAE at Bang & Olufsen in October.
8) Laying around
In collaboration with Farrow & Ball, The Rug Company has added three new colourways to its Complementary Colour Collection – Portobello Pink (a rose-blush shade inspired by vintage velvet ribbon discovered in London's Notting Hill market), Leighton Teal and Blue Bay. Available in three textures – plain wool, cut and loop stripe, and wool with a silk border – these hand-loomed rugs have been skilfully crated by expert weavers in Nepal, using fine quality hand-spun yarns of Tibetan wool and silk.
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