Two Dubai-based friends, with a shared passion for creating happy living spaces, are behind the latest home interior shop to hit the city. NOOK is a perfect fusion of two distinct personalities, one being co-founder Ayah Halawani, who loves cosy and charming finishes, the other being her business partner, Nada Al Bahri, who adores all things minimalistic. Together, they have sourced a carefully curated assortment of Scandinavian-inspired, minimalistic décor, mixed with a splash of warmth and all offered up at very affordable prices.
Casting their eyes on the design hubs all over the world, the pair have worked to bring a collection to Dubai that encompasses both home and children’s accessories, and these are all laid out beautifully in their boutique store. “I like a clean, contemporary and sometimes even cold aesthetic, while Ayah is all about the warm, hygge-inspired [which roughly translates from Danish to ‘cosiness’], almost bordering bohemian,” explains Al Bahri. “We never pick out the same two things while buying for the store and therein lies the secret to NOOK.”
The store offers up dinnerware, homeware, light fixtures, rugs, wall pieces, cushions and adorable little bits and pieces for kids’ nurseries and bedrooms, with new stock hitting the store every two months. And, with an online store, too, prettying up your home is now child’s play.
Open daily 11am-9pm. Shop 12C, Beach Center, Jumeirah 1, www.nook-concept.ae (04 265 4666).