Update your home on a budget ahead of Index Design Show
Many people in this city see Dubai as a transient place to live, and therefore don’t rush into the commitment of decking out their house. ‘A lot of people initially plan on staying for a short period, but then end up staying for a couple of years,’ says interior designer Maudalene Wagner. ‘At first they buy just the necessary items and neglect to make their house a home.’ But after a long, stressful day, it feels great to walk into a beautiful home where you can escape from the outside world. Still seeking motivation to revamp your nest? The Index Design show, running from October 22-24, will feature beautiful products that will encourage you to make the most of your home. Read
on for what not to miss, as well as our guide on how to overhaul your abode.
Furnishings Jordi Mila chair Easily mistaken for sculptures, these chairs are non-intrusive and fit into most landscapes.
Hall 7, stand C277
Match-it buy: Chair Dhs1,250, Roche Bobois
Horologist clock The perfect compromise between functionality and style.
Hall 2, stand D
Kollection General wallpaper stickers A unique way to add interest to a small living space.
Hall 1, stand D46
Match-it buy: Wall stickers Dhs175,
Sofas and Textiles Olio sofa This contemporary sofa has a vintage feel and rock-star appeal.
Hall 4, stand C161
Match-it buy: Sofa Dhs8,995, The ONE
RAME fabrics Mix-and-match prints and contrasting textures can tie in an eclectic theme. Introduce this look with easily changeable accessories such as cushions. Hall 8, stand B321
Match-it buy: Cushion and cover
Dhs169, Crate & Barrel
Rubelli fabrics Use statement fabrics and colours to brighten a neutral colour scheme. Hall 8, stand D343
Match-it buy: Armchair Dhs8,500,
Lighting EcoSmart fireplace This portable outdoor fireplace adds mood lighting to al-fresco entertaining. Hall 6, stand C221
Faustig chandeliers Cylinder-shaped lighting brings a touch of vintage drama to your living room. Hall 6, stand C251
Match-it buy: Ceiling lantern Dhs145, Ikea
Kitchen & Bathroom Hansgrohe wash basin While we’d all love new wash basins, a sleek soap pump can add sophistication to a minimal bathroom.
Hall 7, stand E287
With five pivoting joints, this cool faucet has a wide range of motion. Hall 7, stand E307