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H&M HOME SS17

Sarah

In an age of the fast-pace/high-tech; 2017 interiors are all about going back to basics – bringing nature indoors, using soft organic shapes and calming earthy tones.

Materials such as velvet, sleek metal and wood flooring such as our Floor of the Month Kährs Brownie (now offered with a 20% discount) make a perfectly harmonious combination.

Inspiration via H&M Home SS17 lookbook:

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MUTED RETRO

Sarah

Inspired by our Floor of the Month for February, Kährs Brownie, we are loving the combination of the floor’s deep and dark brown tones against dusty pinks layered with taupes and warm greys- creating a muted retro-glam vibe ✨

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AUTUMN 2016 TRENDS

Sarah

This autumn is all about a modern take on vintage glam. We’ve been seeing a lot of vintage influences from the major fashion houses in the recent AW16 Fashion Week shows, influences ranging from the Elizabethan golden era, to the roaring 20’s, glam-luxe 70’s and all the way to the eclectic 90’s.

As for interiors this autumn, we’re seeing a lot of warm colours in rusty and muted tones making a comeback. The focus is on creating a lived-in and layered feeling, something that was very popular in the 70’s. To create a modern take on this look, we recommend selecting a tone of a colour tone and working with it. Work tone-in-tone with the colour to set a base. Complete the look with various objects, ceramics and diverse types of materials. For example, combine a rich velvet sofa with a natural wood floor; an aged leather armchair with suede and satin cushions; speckled ceramic vases with brass candle holders and dusty floral wallpapers.

Our Kährs Oak Smoke wood floor has a beautiful cognac colour that is perfect as a base for your vintage interiors, yet one that is still very versatile throughout the seasons. With its brushed, oiled and smoked surface, this floor will add a warm and cozy feeling to your space.

Key colours: Mustard yellow, rusty orange, muted grey/blue, silver, brass, amber and emerald green.

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BRUNSWICK SPORTS CLUB

Sarah

Up for some #BevviesandBurgers anyone? Brunswick Sports Club is the latest brainchild of F&B-duo Tom Arnel and Sergio Lopez, founders of Bull&Roo Hospitality. This pub is their first licensed venue, and is located inside Sheraton Hotel, on Level 2 of Mall of the Emirates.

The pub could very well be described as having the atmosphere of “Cheers” (classic American sitcom with the famous theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”) while looking like a modern, clean-cut sports bar that’s a feast for every interior design-loving eye. This place oozes a laid back come-as-you-are attitude and is sure to become your home away from home. A place where sports fanatics and fashionistas can meet under one roof to grab a “bevvy and burger”, while enjoying a game or simply to socialise!

Our vintage-looking Kährs Castillo Oak wood flooring adds to the overall yet cozy feeling of the space, and was selected by the talented interior design consultants, YamJam Creative.

View more images of Brunswick Sports Club here.

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Photography by Marko Zirdum/Studio Zee Photography

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SIGGESTA GÅRD

Sarah

This historical space is located on the island of Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago, and was built in the year 1323. Today, the beautiful manor houses Siggesta Gård Hotell – a hotel and conference facility. Their most exclusive accommodation and conference facility is called Smedjan.

Though Smedjan was recently fully renovated, many old details have been perfectly preserved, refined and enhanced; and our vintage Kährs Oak Unico wood flooring with special wooden butterfly plugs has been installed- a natural floor that is reminiscent of the manor’s bygone days. We love!

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BLACK // WHITE // BRASS

Sarah

There’s something about the tiniest bit of brass that instantly makes a space more interesting. Especially spaces with lots of matte white and black surfaces; small amounts gold add a lived-in and sophisticated quality.

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URBAN TROPIC

Sarah

The first thought that came to mind when seeing this one-bedroom apartment in central Stockholm was: urban tropic. That’s how I feel is the best way to describe the style of this funky home. What makes this home so interesting is that there is a clear mix of vibrant classic caribbean colours (the wallpaper behind the bed kind of also gives it away) and muted urban vintage/hipster accents. Not necessarily a combination I would have thought possible to achieve in an aesthetic way, but this homeowner has pulled it off marvellously.

This goes to show that dark wood flooring does not necessarily need to be limited to large, open spaces filled with windows and light. A dark floor does not necessarily darken, or make a space feel smaller, if done in the right way. The key lies, as always, in the foundation – the base – of the apartment. All mouldings and major finishes are in pure white, and the contrast of the dark wood floor gives the space depth and warmth, and the space is successfully feeling airy and cozy at the same time.

Kährs Oak Lava is a 3-strip floor with a brushed, black pigmented, matt lacquer finish, and is currently available in stock in Dubai. Visit our showroom today for a consultation with one of our Wood Flooring Specialists and to experience the wonderful world of Kährs wood flooring.


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Images by Fantastic Frank

 

MAD MEN

Sarah

We LOVE this apartment’s masculine interpretation of 1950/60’s “Retro-Modern” style. A very hipster, yet glam feel, highly reminiscent of what is  seen in the hit TV series Mad Men (yes, we are currently imagining Mr. Draper deep in though, sitting in one of those armchairs).

As you might know by now, our favourite combination is black + white + wood, so this apartment definitely scores high in our books. By keeping the palette basic, and focusing on creating depth and interest with diverse textures/textiles and decorative objects, this home has an beautiful and timeless elegance to it.

To achieve this look, opt for Kährs Oak Nouveau Charcoal, a 2-strip wood floor with a brushed, black pigmented, matt lacquer finish. Bevelled 4-sided to create the effect of a beautiful 1-strip plank.

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Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

 

HARTFORD IN MY HEART

Sarah

Walnut: a dark, medium hard wood species. The wood is straight grained and patchy. The heartwood is pale brown to dark chocolate in colour. Unlike most wood species, walnut turns lighter over the years and becomes golden brown.

Seen in this simple yet cozy apartment that nods to a modern take on suave retro design (perhaps even slightly reminiscent of a Mad Men-esque era). We love the combination of monochromatic and wood furniture, gold/silver details and a rich walnut wood floor, such as Kährs 3-strip Walnut Hartford – a dark brown floor with natural variations in colour and structure resulting in beautiful depth.

 Images by Fantastic Frank  & Nordic Homeworx

 

GLAM BEACH

Sarah

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