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7 Hardwood Flooring Options To Brighten Up Your Home

December 10, 2019

If you’ve ever walked into a home and immediately thought that it was a beautiful classic home, chances are the house had wooden flooring. This is not to say carpet floored homes aren’t gorgeous but one of the many advantages of using wooden flooring is that the look of natural wood works well with many […]

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Certified to Save: Environmentally-Friendly Wood Flooring by Kährs of Sweden

April 10, 2019

Every company has its own unique ethos. For Kährs, it has always been about becoming an eco-friendly wood floor manufacturer that is committed to nature’s wellbeing. As a company that prides itself as being environmental pioneers in the wood flooring industry, Kährs continuously aims to improve and develop its processes and environmental impact. It is […]

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TESTIMONIAL: ULRIKA

June 5, 2017

Our client, Ulrika Hedlund, Co-founder and Managing Director of Dubai-based Business Productivity, transformed a standard Rimal apartment in Jumeriah Beach Residence into a beautiful family home. Ulrika, a Swedish native, wanted to create a cozy home for herself, her husband and three children that reflected their Swedish heritage and enhanced the beautiful views over JBR and Palm Jumeirah, […]

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BEFORE AND AFTER

May 14, 2017

Last week we visited our client’s apartment with our trusted partner Studio Zee for a photoshoot of their newly renovated home. We had been to the apartment back in November 2016, before renovations began, in order to get some before shots – and we are so happy we did because what a transformation it was! Here are a […]

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BLUSH // ASH

April 9, 2017

Loving the combination of blush tones and a lively 3-strip ash wood flooring in this apartment via Alvhem ? For a similar look, we suggest combining Jotun’s Warm Blush (2856) wall colour with our 3-strip Kährs Ash Skagen wood flooring. Images via Alvhem & Kährs

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WALNUT LOVE

March 30, 2017

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. Via […]

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NADD AL HAMAR VILLA

February 22, 2017

Here’s a sneak peek from this morning’s photoshoot at our client’s villa in Nadd Al Hamar (Dubai), where we have installed our classic 3-strip Kährs Oak Siena wood flooring throughout the entire home. We’re very excited to show you the finished photos! The villa has been fully refurbished by the homeowner, who himself is an architect. The […]

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ART-FILLED HOME IN THE LAKES

January 16, 2017

We love this artistic family home in Maeen, The Lakes with an abundance of unique artwork, decor and charisma. Featuring our 1-strip Kährs Oak Nouveau Black wood flooring with its luxurious dark brown hue, creating a beautifully luxurious base for the charming home’s many decorative art pieces. View all the photographs here. Photography by Studio Zee

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WHITE HERRINGBONE

January 5, 2017

Lovely bright apartment in Gothenburg by Stadshem with a beautiful warm, creamy white herringbone wood floor, similar to our Kährs Oak AB White.

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BARE ESSENTIALS

December 15, 2016

This classic apartment in Stockholm, Sweden has a perfect minimalist and elegant look with its glass partition/herringbone oak wood floor combination. We are still loving the glass partitions! They are the perfect solution for defining spaces yet keeping an airy and bright feeling throughout the interiors. Via Fantastic Frank

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STARK CONTRASTS

November 23, 2016

We love all the little details in this home in Gothenburg, Sweden. Each corner and area has been well-planned and decorated, showcasing interesting details everywhere you look. The fact that the colour palette in the interiors are kept neutral creates a very calming ambiance, with the rich chocolate-brown herringbone wood floor (similar to our Kährs Smoked Oak AB) adding […]

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CLASSIC SCANDINAVIAN

November 13, 2016

Lovely deco inspo via Fantastic Frank ✨ We love the classic Scandinavian look of this home in Stockholm, Sweden with its light herringbone wood floor, bright interiors and neutral tones. The home comes to life with an abundance of green plants, lively artwork and diverse textures. Brass and marble details add elegance.

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GREVGATAN 35

September 28, 2016

This apartment in central Stockholm, Sweden by ESNY has dreamy interiors! We love the aged herringbone-patterned oak wood floor (like our rustic Kährs Oak CD herringbone wood floor) and the classic earthy-toned interiors with a feminine touch. Images via ESNY

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GREYSCALE

September 18, 2016

This classic home in Stockholm features a silvery/white 3-strip oak wood floor, identical to our very own Kährs Oak Limestone! Love the calm and soothing feeling of this home, especially in the sweet nursery room ? Images via Fantastic Frank

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CLASSIC-MINIMALIST HOME

September 7, 2016

Love the classic-minimalist, scaled-back look of this Stockholm apartment with focus on the gorgeous stained oak wood floor in a classic herringbone pattern. Absolute beauty! ✨ Images via Fantastic Frank

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ABOVE THE CLOUDS

June 11, 2016

This penthouse in Emirates Crown in Dubai Marina is one of our favourite projects of all time. Designed by Marie Laurent Architecture, the home features carefully curated iconic designer furniture and art, as well as an incredible view over Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. The open-plan design and natural light of the space enhances the natural beauty of the massive planks of […]

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PATTERNED FLOORS: MIX & MATCH

May 17, 2016

This Fantastic Frank apartment in Stockholm, Sweden shows us how beautiful it is to combine wood floors with different patterns in a single space. Though we do not often recommend doing so, it can be both an interior design enhancement as well as a clever way to add more interest to the space. However, we do recommend […]

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PATTERNED FLOORS: MIX & MATCH

May 17, 2016

This Fantastic Frank apartment in Stockholm, Sweden shows us how beautiful it is to combine wood floors with different patterns in a single space. Though we do not often recommend doing so, it can be both an interior design enhancement as well as a clever way to add more interest to the space. However, we do recommend […]

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1920’S & HERRINGBONE FLOORS

April 21, 2016

This apartment in Sweden perfectly demonstrates how to modernise a traditional space. Original elegant features remain from when it was build in the 1920’s, including the natural herringbone oak wood floor, wall-mouldings, iron-cast radiators, built-in wardrobes and deep windowsills. However, it is the subtle-yet-highly-effective design features such as the neutral colour scheme, natural light and brightness (courtesy of the large windows), high ceilings and […]

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1920’S & HERRINGBONE FLOORS

April 21, 2016

This apartment in Sweden perfectly demonstrates how to modernise a traditional space. Original elegant features remain from when it was build in the 1920’s, including the natural herringbone oak wood floor, wall-mouldings, iron-cast radiators, built-in wardrobes and deep windowsills. However, it is the subtle-yet-highly-effective design features such as the neutral colour scheme, natural light and brightness (courtesy of the large windows), high ceilings and […]

A PIED À TERRE AT THE PALM DUBAI

March 8, 2015

In this coastal style pied-à-terre, it is proven that you don’t have to sacrifice sophistication and glamour to live small. A beautifully designed, elegant apartment that looks perfectly polished in such tiny footprint can be a challenge, but not impossible. This home is all about giving attention to every single detail: a neutral palette of beiges and […]

THE LOFTS

January 19, 2015

Last week we visited our client’s stunning apartment in The Lofts, designed by the creative duo Zeina El Zein and Ina Vallarino of 2/1000/14 Interiors. Not only was the apartment impeccably designed and has the most impressive view of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai that we’ve seen to date, but our beautiful Kährs Manor wood flooring was installed in all the […]

WALNUT MONTREAL

December 29, 2014

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 […]

LET THE LIGHT IN

November 18, 2014

This lovely apartment in central Stockholm is not more than a large studio apartment, but with some creative styling, these owners have been able to transform the home into an airy 1 bedroom apartment. We’ve seen an increase in inner walls/partitions made from glass with black trims that creates a divide for privacy while allowing for […]

HATTAN

July 2, 2014

This majestic Hattan villa in The Lakes has a beautiful, airy feel with big bright windows and large open spaces. Combined with Kährs Oak Dew‘s distinctive wood texture, the white nature oil patina provides a fresh ambiance. Kährs harmonious wood floor Oak Dew is currently in stock in Dubai, available for immediate installation. Now offered with […]

BUT FIRST, COFFEE

June 19, 2014

We are loving the dramatic contrast between the luxurious espresso-dark brown Kährs Oak Java wood floor and light walls and fixtures in this bright Alvorada villa in Arabian Ranches. Fancy the look? We currently have Oak Java in stock in Dubai, available for immediate installation. Get your home refurbished this summer! Contact Nordic Homeworx on tel. +971 4 369 […]

FEMININA

June 2, 2014

This apartment represented by Fantastic Frank in central Stockholm is a beautiful portrayal of perfect feminine interiors. The home not only looks great, but also makes excellent use of the apartment’s small m2 space. Whenever you have a smaller home, it’s always a great idea to decorate in uniform, suave (e.g. pastel, nature) tones in order to visually de-clutter […]

THE ITALIAN JOB

May 26, 2014

This apartment in the luxurious Elite Residence tower in Dubai Marina has a breathtaking view over the Arabian Sea and carefully selected bespoke Italian furnishings. The home has an overall cool, masculine feel and the Kährs Oak Oyster wood floor adds a rustic touch as well as a softness to the crisp space. View more pictures of this home here. P.S. […]

BACK TO BASICS

April 23, 2014

Sometimes, you just need to keep it basic. But basic does not have to be boring. Sticking to basics in your home will actually give you more room to be creative- room to change and evolve as your personal preferences naturally do over time. Your space is a representation, a reflection, of you. Keep your […]

URBAN TROPIC

February 10, 2014

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 […]

MAD MEN

December 5, 2013

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 […]

[ASH]

October 22, 2013

Ash is a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. Some of Kährs Ash floors […]

WHITE DOVE

September 26, 2013

Old meets new and modern in this charming loft apartment. The already extremely bright space gets further enhanced with the white wood floor, clean lines, sheer curtains and minimal, monochrome furniture. Kährs Oak Nouveau Snow wood floor has a distinct white hue on a naturally colour varying oak, with defining white bevels and occasional white and darker […]

SIMPLICITY

September 15, 2013

This home has everything we love – white, smooth walls with soft oak wood flooring and a beautiful natural light that creates a stylish base with a large dose of both charm and interest. Overall a very clean and simple space with focus on the few, but beautiful furnishings (that copper Tom Dixon lamp + clear […]

A HOME WITH A TEAL TWIST

August 25, 2013

Ash: a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. Some of Kährs Ash floors have […]

HARTFORD IN MY HEART

August 12, 2013

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 […]

SHABBY CHIC

August 7, 2013

Shabby chic is a beautiful interior design style, made famous by British designer Rachel Ashwell in the late 1980’s. The main characteristic of shabby chic interior design is aged furniture. It could be chosen for its appearance of age with all these signs of wear and tear or it can be distressed to achieve the appearance […]

OSB + Oak

July 18, 2013

Here is one of those small apartments you dream about. At a mere 29 sqm, the use of the few square meters is completely optimal. We are especially loving the way raw OSB (oriented strand board) and oak are combined, especially on the stairscase. The architect has cleverly used OSB board to structure and optimize […]

WELCOME TO SCANDIWOOD

July 15, 2013

Something important to keep in mind when designing a space is the kind of style you want to portray. For instance, a light wood floor immediately makes for a more sleek, fresh and Scandinavian style. Darker wood on the other hand, makes for a more colonial and elegant feel, while cherry or redder woods generally make […]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

July 7, 2013

All white.. everything. The key to successfully designing a space in an all-white scheme is layering. By layering different materials, textures and shades of white together you essentially create depth, which is the biggest factor to consider in order to avoid the space falling flat and feeling clinical. We are especially loving romantic boho-chic homes […]

CLASSIC + CONTEMPORARY

July 3, 2013

This stylish apartment in Stockholm is a well-preserved property built in 1898, as seen by all the original details throughout the home. But what makes this home interesting is that it makes you do a double-take. The focus here isn’t on designer furniture, but rather on the architecture and its history – from the floors, […]

RICH JAVA

June 13, 2013

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 […]

A CONTEMPORARY COUNTRYSIDE HOME

April 2, 2013

This beautiful countryside home in southern Sweden is a true inspiration of our favourite interior design scheme: fusing the rustic with the modern. The owners of this spaceous 500 sqm house have managed to beautifully combine wood floors in three different colours by keeping a common thread – the rustic, knotty finish – which makes […]

KNOTTED LOVE

March 19, 2013

This wonderful villa in The Meadows has embraced the trend of having a super-knotty rustic floor and contemporary furnishing. The owners selected Husk Oak by Kährs Rugged Collection – a very rustic board with knots, cracks, and handscraping that feels marvellous underfoot with its slight wave on each plank. Exuberating the kind of warmth and coziness that […]

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

March 6, 2013

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 […]

AFRICA DREAMING

February 21, 2013

“While the more stereotypical animal print and wood designs traditionally found in African-inspired interiors are beautiful, African design seems to be embracing contemporary influences, pairing them with ethnic furniture style and colour. Being the second largest continent on the planet after Asia, there is certainly plenty to be inspired by.” – InsideOut, February 2012 This home […]

MINIMALISTIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

January 21, 2013

Inspired by the modern-day graphic gray, white and black decor, this home has a ultra-cool Rock & Roll theme – a cocky attitude and hot pink accents mixed up with warmer earth tones and soft textile components. As with any project, it’s always best to start off with the foundation/base. Freshen up your walls with […]

THE BRONZE AGE

January 13, 2013

This central Stockholm apartment has a beautiful golden-brown oak floor that balances out the high ceilings and white base; and lets each piece of furniture stand out individually, while unifying to a whole interior design scheme. With such a beautiful wood floor, there is no need for much other than a clean base. For a […]

MOLTEN LAVA

December 31, 2012

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 […]

MUTED ELEGANCE

November 5, 2012

Give your home instant muted elegance with a white washed wood floor, such as Ash Skagen from Kährs Sand Collection. Ash Skagen combines the naturalness and liveliness of ash with the elegance and lightness of white matt lacquer. The white matt lacquer highlights the wood’s natural beauty, giving the whole floor a soft and pleasing […]

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

October 28, 2012

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 […]

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

October 15, 2012

In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, you will find a feature on one of our clients’ apartments in Dubai Marina. Mr Wilfred, who lives in the apartment with his two adorable dogs Pierre and  Chu Chu, selected the beautiful Ash Gotland wood floor from Kährs Nordic Naturals Collection. Ash Gotland is a light, exclusive 1-strip floor […]

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER

October 11, 2012

We adore this bright and airy Hamptons-inspired Saheel Villa in Arabian Ranches, Dubai. To get this look, combine light linen and cotton textures with Oak Oyster wood flooring by Kährs Artisan Collection. Oak Oyster is a rustic 1-strip floor with handscraping and large knots that together with the white staining gives the product a very rustic […]

TRÈS, TRÈS CHIC

September 20, 2012

This absolutely gorgeous Mirador villa in Arabian Ranches is the ultimate representation of the romantic Shabby Chic style. The owners of this fabulous home couldn’t have selected a more suitable floor than Oak Danaborg by Kährs Craftsman Collection to bring all the beautiful, distressed and rustic/romantic furniture and decorative items together. What a great representation of […]

A REGAL HOME

August 2, 2012

This apartment in the Dubai Marina not only has a breathtaking view over the infamous Palm Jumeirah, but has an interior that is beautifully balanced between dramatic and harmonious with its classic-modern/European Renaissance decor. The stunning floor, Ash Gotland, just adds to its overall perfection – a better suited floor could not have been chosen for this home’s […]

WELCOME!

June 20, 2012

Knock on Wood is the official Nordic Homeworx blog, where you can follow us through our daily updates containing inspirational images, news, events and much more. Happy reading!  

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