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WALNUT LOVE

Sarah

We are loving the updated take on walnut wood floors in this apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. The contrast of the bright and clean interiors against the classic walnut floor and mid-century style decor creates a warm and timeless yet modern feeling.

For a similar look, select our Kährs Garden Walnut with a natural 1-strip design.

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SCANDINAVIA MEETS MOROCCO

Sarah

We’ve talked about our love of Moroccan architecture, interior design and decor items before, but now we want to talk about how to incorporate Morocco’s famous creative blend of African, Arab and Mediterranean decorating style into a contemporary Scandinavian interior.

Scandinavian design is most recognisable for its bright, white, monochromatic, less-is-more scheme. But to create more depth, interest and a cozy bohemian feel in the space, add ethnic Moroccan motifs and decoration patterns with decorative items in a muted colour scheme to match the airy Scandinavian feel. Stick to neutral, earthy tones such as white, grey, brown and cream. Incorporate beautiful signature Moroccan decorative items such as beautifully handcrafted metallic lamps and lanterns, leather pouffes, the famous handira wedding blanket and Beni Ourain rug, a luxurious wool pompom blanket– the list goes on.

We suggest balancing out the bright look with a luxurious walnut wood floor such as Kährs Walnut Vermont– a dark floor with a natural, lively grade which contains knots and colour variation. The softness of the wood, combined with the golden-brown tones of the walnut will create a warm look and feel underfoot.

We love the timeless and luxurious Moroccan style, and we love the Scandinavian sleek look – so why not combine the two to create an even more beautiful space?

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WALNUT MONTREAL

Sarah

You know by now that we love the combination of white walls, white doors and white skirting set against wood floor. And this renovated apartment in Gothenburg is a great example of how natural walnut flooring in particular conveys a true sense of luxury and cosiness in a home.

Kährs Walnut Montreal is a 3-strip walnut wood floor with a lot of character. The natural depth and variations in the wood grains, combined with a silky-smooth surface finish, creates a deeply layered effect that just keeps getting better over time.

Fun fact: did you know that in ancient times, people believed that back aches could be relieved by carrying a walnut in its shell in the pocket?


Kährs Walnut MontrealImages via Alvhem Mäkleri

 

SUMMER STOCK PROMOTION

Sarah

This summer, Nordic Homeworx is offering a special 10-15% discount on Kährs wood flooring from Sweden, available in stock in Dubai for immediate installation. Click here to view all the Kährs wood floors we currently have in stock.

Contact us today on +971 4 369 5569 or visit our showroom in Sidra Tower for more information.

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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

 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

Sarah

This stunning Index Tower apartment with breathtaking views in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) beautifully combines elegant contemporary furniture and suave earth tones with two beautiful Kährs wood floors – Oak Coffee FSC and Walnut Bloom.

We sure wouldn’t mind having a view like that to wake up to everyday! Imagine sipping on your morning coffee and being greeted by the amazing city that is Dubai every morning.

View more images of this beautiful apartment here.

 Images by Studio Zee  for Nordic Homeworx

 

NATURAL MATERIAL: WALNUT

Sarah

Walnut is a dark, medium hardwood species with a straight, patchy grain. The heartwood is pale brown to dark chocolate in colour. Unlike most wood species, Walnut turns lighter over the years and becomes golden brown. It is a popular choice for furniture, cabinet-making, flooring and cooking utensils. Kährs Walnut flooring conveys a sense of luxury and coziness.

Family: Walnut (Lat. Juglandaceae)
Size: Walnut can grow up to 30 m in height (4-5 m when cultivated).
Origin of Kährs Walnut flooring: USA
Hardness: Heavy, hardwearing and hard, but a little softer than oak. Brinell value: 3.4
Colour change: Walnut undergoes a medium to extensive colour change. The dark brown heartwood pales over time, taking on a yellowish-brown hue.
Random fact 1: The Walnut was a holy tree in both Greece and Rome in ancient times. It was a symbol of fertility devoted to Artemis, Goddess of chastity and the hunt, and Diana, her Roman equivalent.
Random fact 2: The oil extracted from Walnut is excellent for cooking. It is also used in cosmetics. Its softening qualities make the skin beautiful and a hair masque containing Walnut oil is said to strengthen dry hair.

 

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

 

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

 

SCANDIMERICAN

Sarah

Walnut flooring is often associated with New York’s Upper East Side classic style of interior setting which is very beautiful in itself, but after seeing these incredibly inspirational images by Hitta Hem, we are shown how to “untraditionally” combine Scandinavian urban minimalism with the ultimate American wood floor classic in a revolutionary new style, which we have dubbed “Scandimerican.”

The rich floor beautifully balances out monochromatic tones typical of the Scandinavian style with its warm chocolate colour and natural variations. Taking a floor that is a true classic in the world of wood floors and making it youthful and contemporary is simply genius. Let this be a source of inspiration on how to stray away from the obvious and dare to mix and match styles!

To get this look, opt for Walnut Hartford by Kährs American Naturals Collection.

Images by Hitta Hem and Nordic Homeworx/Kährs