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BLACK COPPER

Sarah

Though we’re still waiting for the hyped store to open in the UAE, H&M Home‘s online store inspires us with romantic Bohemian Vintage style this autumn.

Yes, Autumn is just around the corner! And if you, like us, can’t wait for the temperatures to drop a little (or a lot) – then planning for an autumn interior design scheme makes the wait a little less tedious and a lot more exciting. Now, although we don’t really get that cozy autumn feel outdoors, we can always create the feel indoors. So, this autumn we say hello to a darker, smouldering new take on romantic bohemian: bohemian vintage! To achieve this look, combine shiny copper metallics with dark graphite grays and dusty pinks in rugged linen textures and vintage bohemian floral prints.

And if you’re looking for something a little extra special, something so very unique and eye-catching to give that bit of glam-pop to your bohemian vintage look, then say hello to Kährs über-cool wood floor, Black Copper. This 1-strip ash wood floor has a black stain and copper metallic in the pores, and is finished off with a high-gloss lacquer that further enhances the shimmering metallic copper. Absolutely stunning!

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A TOUCH OF PRETTY

Sarah

Soft pink tones are known to have a strong calming effect. In interior decoration, the soft pink color is often used for a romantic style, inspired by royal palaces and their beautiful environments. A colour scheme that goes in powdered pink, cool gray, soft cream, rich brown and a touch of shimmering gold evokes a classically luxurious yet contemporary feeling.

Combined with a beautiful wood floor, such as Kährs Oak Sture (for a warm gray, brown tone) or Kährs Oak Milano (for a soft blonde, golden base) the space will feel luxurious and welcoming.

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GLAM BEACH

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Palm Jumeirah’s coastal qualities and the villa’s seafront locale influenced the look of this home. Every inch of this vibrant 6,500 sq. ft. Atrium villa on Palm Jumeirah is full of contemporary and retro furnishings, memorabilia, sculptures and art that achieve a finely tuned balance, which is both elegant and engaging. “This is a villa by the beach. I wanted to preserve the elements that define it, such as the colours of the sand, the sea and the garden, while injecting a sense of unpredictability”” says the homeowner.

“The only challenge that arose was that this villa is a rental, rather than privately owned, so the ‘wow’ factor had to come from the furnishings and decor and not from any dramatic structural changes, which were not possible” says interiors stylist Devjani Cox. That is why Kährs Oak Dome wood flooring was the obvious choice for this home.

The 7 mm thick stained oak floor in a warm white tone from Kährs Linnea range is a wood veneer floor, created using Kährs’ patented three-layer parquet technology. Kährs floors are ideal for people renting their homes, as it is installed in a floating manner on top of any existing tiles or marble flooring without the use of any nails or glue, thereby eliminating the risk of damage to the subfloor.

Read the full interview with the homeowner and stylist here.

Images by InsideOut & Studio Zee

SOFT BLUSH

Sarah

Today we are inspired by the soft and feminine rose-blush colour of Kährs Pearl wood floor. This glamorous floor from Kährs Shine Collection combines a soft pink tone with a discreet pearlescent shimmer.

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RICH JAVA

Sarah

This glamorous apartment focuses on creating an open and social plan. With fully glazed sliding doors to the terrace and several windows, the apartment becomes very bright with natural light. Due to the brightness in the home, the dark wood floor stands out beautifully without darkening the space. Seeing how the natural light bounces off the floors and shows off each and every plank’s grain, is a real treat. The bevelled edges further enhance each plank, adding to that exclusive look.

The pure white walls, natural light and dark wood floor create a beautiful and elegant combination and a perfect canvas for the rest of the exclusive furnishings.

To get this look, opt for Oak Java from Kährs American Traditionals Collection. Oak Java is a very rustic, dark toned product with its rich dark coffee colour. With microbevelled edges, a silk matt lacquer finish and clearly visible grains, the natural oak wood is beautifully enhanced in each plank.

Images by Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri and Kährs

GREIGE

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Greige  ˈgrā(zh)
A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe; Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.

The graphic black and white interiors that have been popular on a wide front for several seasons has gained major competition from “greige” interiors. This combination of soft grays and dirty beige earth tones, is romantic, timeless, whimsical and beautiful.

Pearl by Kährs Shine Collection is the perfect wood floor with its high-gloss, silver/pearl shimmer finish if you are looking to add a tasteful and contemporary kind of glamour to your greige interiors.

If the rustic kind of bold is more your thing, then our grandest wood floor Oak Espace by Kährs Grande Collection is the one for you. Not only is it beautifully smoked with heavy variations between grey and beige/brown tones, but it is also handscraped and contains knots and cracks for that true rustic feeling best experienced by bare feet.

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NUDE MOOD

Sarah

Romance is light wood, skin-colored tones and small thoughtful words. Back to basics, stripped down and purified. A renaissance for your soul.

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MOLTEN LAVA

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Reminiscent of an hip hotel suite in bustling Manhattan, this opulent studio apartment creates an airy feel with its high ceilings, neutral scheme and punches of colour in details. All elements of this home add up to the highly interesting and luxurious look of an exclusive Manhattan hotel suite, while still containing the warmth and welcoming feel of a home.

To get this look, select a dark chocolate wood flooring such as Oak Lava by Kährs Harmony Collection. The dramatic 3-strip floor will effortlessly give your home that cool, timeless Manhattan style while creating a sense of comfort underfoot.

 Images by Sköna Hem & Kährs

 

TWO HOMES, TWO STYLES

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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

 

LEVEL SHOE DISTRICT – KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Sarah

Have you visited the world’s largest shoe store yet? Level Shoe District opened its doors to the public on October 19, 2012 at Dubai Mall, is spread over 96,000 square feet and houses over 250 brands of shoes. One of which is Kate Spade New York, where we have installed our striking black Kährs Volcano Oak wood flooring.

 Images by Luxos.com