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EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

Sarah

That first cup of freshly brewed morning coffee. A captivating book that will take you to another world. Breakfast in bed and glittering sun rays streaming in through your window.

Your home should be so much more than just a place to rest your head between a hectic social and work life – it is a feeling, an atmosphere, an environment and space where you can be yourself and unwind. We believe it is important to cherish your sanctuary, and make it a place to be free, with comfort being the key ingredient. A natural wood floor has an extremely inviting warmth that is so seldom experienced with tiles or marble flooring. It will trigger the feeling of an environment where you will want to spend time as soon as you step in through the door. And one that your bare feet will thank you for.

Kährs Oak Weimar is a narrow 1-strip floor in selected, natural oak. With bevelled edges, brushed surface and matt lacquered finish that gives maximum wood feeling. Simply the perfect wood floor.

 Images by Hans Blomquist/Agent Bauer & Kährs

 

TWO HOMES, TWO STYLES

Sarah

In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, we have two of our residential projects featured in the UAE home section!

The first one, titled “New and Improved” is the home of Debbie Cope (founder of House Hunters Real Estate) which features the beautiful Oak Oyster wood floor by Kährs Artisan Collection. Debbie selected the beautiful floor to complete her Hamptons-inspired home, and what a beautiful match it is! The floor looks absolutely amazing in combination with the relaxed, easy-breezy furniture and silver decorative details.

“Through the Looking Glass” is the second home – a breathtaking penthouse in Dubai Marina that was designed by “starchitect” Victor Udzenija (founder of Viktor Udzenija Architecture + Design). The glamorous home features Oak Nouveau Bronze by Kährs Classic Nouveau Collection. The warm honey-toned floor creates a luxurious and cozy base for all the designer furniture and complements each piece beautifully.

What a difference some wood flooring can do to a home, regardless of style! And with a repertoire of over 160 floors, we can guarantee a floor to suit yours.

InsideOut magazine is now available in stores, as well as for free download as an app for Apple and Android tablets.

 Images by InsideOut

 

FINDING THE SILVER LINING

Sarah

Silver is a beautiful metallic colour that adds interest to any object, including a wood floor. So it comes as no surprise that one of our favourites from Kährs Shine Collection is the striking floor, Black Silver – a 1-strip ash, black stain with silver metallic in the pores.

Combine silver, black and brown tones with unbleached linen, white and deep green accents to create balance between natural materials/hues and the cool metallics.

 Images by Annaleenas Hem, Trendenser, Stylizimo, Add Simplicity, Daniella Witte and Inaesthetic/Neu

 

EXPERIENCE THE EAST

Sarah

Kährs wood floors don’t just have to be installed on the floor. Kährs wood flooring was recently installed at the new Asia Republic restaurant located at the majestic Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort – but instead of putting the wood on the floor, the walls and ceiling were clad with Oak Ember from Kährs Harmony Collection.

The restaurant occupies a small, square space tucked away in a corner. A shiny black bar with five or six high stools runs along one wall and there are wooden canteen-style tables with benches in the middle of the room. The decor has a modern, minimalist Far Eastern feel to it, with lots of clean lines, large mirrors, wood and bonsai trees dotted around (The National). Located near the entrance of Aquaventure Waterpark, newly-opened Asia Republic gives Atlantis guests and visitors a chance to discover the true flavours of Asia, with dishes from South East Asia, Korea and China.

We are loving the look and can’t wait to try out the food at this cozy little restaurant for ourselves!

 Images by Atlantis the Palm

 

A BLOOMING HOME

Sarah

This ultra-modern and cool Saheel Villa in Arabian Ranches is extremely beautiful with its predominantly masculine colour palette and feminine details, which makes this home glamourous and gives it a real wow-factor. To get this look, combine earth tones, daring black and stainless steel details with Walnut Bloom wood flooring by Kährs Linnea Lodge Collection. Walnut Bloom is 2-strip walnut floor in a clean grade with no/few knots or significant colour variation.

View more images of this beautiful home here.

 Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

 

MUTED ELEGANCE

Sarah

Give your home instant muted elegance with a white washed wood floor, such as Ash Skagen from Kährs Sand Collection. Ash Skagen combines the naturalness and liveliness of ash with the elegance and lightness of white matt lacquer. The white matt lacquer highlights the wood’s natural beauty, giving the whole floor a soft and pleasing finish. The floor is dramatic, yet not enough so to be distracting from the rest of the interiors.

Seen below is the home of Norwegian blogger Nina Holst, who is also the founder of home decoration community Stylizimo.com. We are loving the combination of the wood floor, monochrome art and furniture, wooden utensils and geometric wallpaper.

Images by Stylizimo and Kährs

FINDING BALANCE

Sarah

Natural wood elements add warmth and interest to a cool graphic or neutral colour palette. Don’t be afraid to combine different wood species for added depth.

A rustic natural wood floor, combined with a contemporary and monochrome kitchen for balance – as seen in this Index Tower apartment in DIFC with Kährs Oak Oyster.

Images by Weekday Carnival and Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

 

STUDIO LIVING

Sarah

This lovely studio apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden shows how easily you can create a lovely and functional space even in a small place. The mix between the old and rustic works perfectly against the modern couch and the black and white posters – it makes it all more interesting. The 3-strip natural oak floors are extremely common in Sweden – found in nearly every home. 3-strip oak floors are not only extremely versatile with regards to interior design styles and colour schemes, but will surely cozy up a space while remaining timeless and durable for many years, requiring very minimal maintenance.

Kährs has an extremely wide range of 3-strip oak floors, available in different sizes and finishes. Oak Heidelberg from Kährs European Naturals Collection is a perfect match to the floor seen in this apartment.

Images by Alvhem Mäkleri & Kährs

 

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Sarah

This villa on Al Wasl Road was designed by Dubai-based architectural firm CentimeterCube and part of a set of five contemporary mixed-use villas. The floating staircase is covered in rich Walnut Philadelphia by Kährs American Naturals Collection, which creates a visually dramatic contrast to the slate floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, while adding a touch of softness to the space. It’s all about finding the right balance.

Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

 

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

Sarah

In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, you will find a feature on one of our clients’ apartments in Dubai Marina. Mr Wilfred, who lives in the apartment with his two adorable dogs Pierre and  Chu Chu, selected the beautiful Ash Gotland wood floor from Kährs Nordic Naturals Collection. Ash Gotland is a light, exclusive 1-strip floor with nature’s own design showing through its dramatic knots and a lively structure. A characteristic is its bi-colour pattern. The darker core in Ash creates fantastic patterns and makes this a very special floor.

Here is a sneak peak from InsideOut magazine’s app version for tablets. Don’t forget that you can download the app for free today to read the full interview with Mr Wilfred to find out about his story and thinking behind his eccentric home.

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Images by Svend Dyrvig/InsideOut