This apartment in the sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm features very bright, light-filled interiors and elegant luxurious textures in wood, marble, velvet and brass.
The Kährs Oak Limestone wood floor enhances the natural light in the apartment with its whisper-white finish and clean and even expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the timber. The matt lacquer finish eliminates glare while protecting the wood from daily wear.
Images via Fantastic Frank
Our client, Ulrika Hedlund, Co-founder and Managing Director of Dubai-based Business Productivity, transformed a standard Rimal apartment in Jumeriah Beach Residence into a beautiful family home.
Ulrika, a Swedish native, wanted to create a cozy home for herself, her husband and three children that reflected their Swedish heritage and enhanced the beautiful views over JBR and Palm Jumeirah, as well as the glittering turquoise sea.
Along with other major changes done by Noaf Interiors, Ulrika selected two of our classic Swedish wood floors: the 2-strip Kährs Oak Verona & 3-strip Kährs Oak Siena instead of the standard floor tiles to complete the overall look and feel of her home.
Here is what Ulrika had to say about her experience with us:
Q: How was your overall experience with Nordic Homeworx?
A: The overall experience dealing with Nordic Homeworx has been extremely positive – from the first viewing of the floor in the founders own home, to showroom demonstrations, installation and post-installation fixes. Everyone we have met along the way has been very professional and service-minded.
Q: How has having a natural wood floor in hour home affected everyday living?
A: The floor really makes a huge difference, making the apartment feel like “home”.
Q: Did you find our installers kept your house clean?
A: The installers were very quick and clean.
Q: Do you feel that this flooring increases the value of your home?
A: I absolutely feel the floor increases the value of our home. It makes it stand out from other apartments and gives it an overall feeling of high-end quality.
Here are some before & after pictures of Ulrika's home. You can also view more images of Ulrika's home here. What a transformation!
Living / Kitchen:
All photography by Studio Zee
Our new Floor of the Month Kährs Oak Alloy reminds us of a relaxed summer in the beautiful and romantic Amalfi Coast in Italy. Sun-kissed grey, beige and white tones, inspired by the dramatic Italian landscape with its sheer cliffs, rugged shoreline, pastel-coloured fishing villages, terraced vineyards and hidden bays.
The owl-grey hues in Kährs Oak Alloy create a peaceful expression, punctuated by naturally occurring colour variations in the timber. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the texture of the timber.
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We all know renovations can be a bit daunting, messy and quite costly. Therefore, our goal is that our clients' experience with Nordic Homeworx and investment in a Kährs wood floor will be a positive one.
Our boutique-style concept, combined with our Swedish ethos, means that we cater to our clients in a more personalised manner. We focus on our clients' individuals needs, where our main priority is their satisfaction with their experience with both our service and with their Kährs wood floors - before, during and after the installation - including coordinating and cooperating with other works ongoing during the renovation process.
That is why we are starting a series of client feedback posts to highlight some of our wonderful clients and their beautifully transformed homes in Dubai. We hope their genuine words and beautiful homes will inspire you to transform yours as well!
The first in the series is Ritika. She selected the luxurious, nearly black Kährs Oak Java wood flooring for her Jumeirah Islands villa which works perfectly as a contrast to the stark white walls and mouldings. Ritika designed all the interiors herself- renovating the villa into a harmonious home for herself and her family.
View more images of Ritika's elegant home here.
Photography by Studio Zee
Last week we visited our client's apartment with our trusted partner Studio Zee for a photoshoot of their newly renovated home. We had been to the apartment back in November 2016, before renovations began, in order to get some before shots - and we are so happy we did because what a transformation it was!
Here are a some before and after pictures of the client's apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai:
As you can see, the client made huge some pretty big changes in their apartment - including going from the standard tiles to our natural Kährs Oak Verona wood flooring. We love!
You can view all the pictures of the client's apartment here.
Yesterday morning we had an intimate Swedish Breakfast Fika in our showroom. Fika is a concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning "to have coffee", often accompanied with pastries or cookies. As it was breakfast, we arranged some Swedish delicacies from Dubai-based catering company Smørrebrød - including open sandwiches with diverse toppings such as Swedish meatballs, gravadlax and Cambozola cheese; and traditional cinnamon buns and cookies.
With regards to the styling, we wanted to create a natural, Scandinavian feeling that ties in with the overall feeling in our showroom. Contrasting materials, such as linen and rustic wood, complement each other so well and create a cozy feeling. Natural materials and creating beauty in the contrasts was our main inspiration for the styling.
For the Smörgåsbord (buffet), we used a graphite grey linen tablecloth to soften the wooden bar counter and wooden trays to serve the food on. For the table setting, we had black stoneware plates and ivory linen napkins from Crate & Barrel - decorated with wild forest florals from Bliss and personalised butter knives from Småland tied together with jute rope. This simple combination creates a natural, nordic spring feeling.
Photography by Marko Zirdum (Studio Zee)
Inspired by our Floor of the Month, we are dreaming of the bohemian and tropical island of Bali. Neutral Balinese interiors with a Nordic touch, that together create a calm and harmonious feeling. Raw and natural materials such as linen, wood, rattan and bamboo in neutral white and beige tones, with accents of black that add an edgy feel.
Our Floor of the Month for May, Kährs Pale has a semi-transparent white colour with balanced contrast that allow the warm oak nuances to shine through. The perfect base for a light, nordic style interior.