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HATTAN

Sarah

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 a special 10% discount!

View more images of this majestic Hattan villa here.

Photography by Studio Zee

 

BUT FIRST, COFFEE

Sarah

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 55 69 for more information.

OAK JAVAOak Java

Photography by Studio Zee

 

FEMININA

Sarah

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 and enlarge the space.

The white-washed herringbone floor adds a interesting, timeless and classic touch to the base of the interiors. Kährs Oak ABC White wood floor is a white oiled oak floor with colour variations and small knots. Herringbone floors are not old fashioned!

Images via Fantastic Frank

 

THE ITALIAN JOB

Sarah

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. We wouldn’t mind watching the 2014 World Cup on that big screen!

Images by Studio Zee Photography

 

BACK TO BASICS

Sarah

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 space basic and classic with a natural Swedish 3-strip oak floor such as Kährs Oak Siena. A natural wood floor with strips selected to provide a calm appearance but still with certain degree of variation in the grain. Kährs Oak Siena is readily available in stock in Dubai for immediate installation.

Images via Fantastic Frank and Nordic Homeworx

 

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.


Kährs Oak Lava

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.

Kährs Oak Nouveau Charcoal

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

 

[ASH]

Sarah

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 have strong color variations that really bring them to life.

This cozy villa incorporates classic Scandinavian 1-strip Ash wood flooring with impressive ceiling heights, graphic Moroccan tiles, sleek &tradition stools, a large dining area and an overall rugged-yet-contemporary style to the home.

On the first floor, we find Ash Sandvig – a light, exclusive 1-strip floor. Nature’s own design with knots and a lively structure. A characteristic is its bi-colour pattern with a soft white matt lacquer, giving the otherwise rustic-looking floor a contemporary and airy feel.

On the second floor we find a very similar, yet different 1-strip Ash wood floor. Ash Gotland makes a bold statement and gives a warm and cozy feel to the more private family space upstairs with its darker core that creates fantastic patterns.

Though these two Ash wood floors are very similar and harmoniously create a common theme throughout the home, the finish is what differentiates them not only in appearances, but on the overall affect they will have on a space. Brilliant!

Ash SandvigAsh Gotland

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

 

WHITE DOVE

Sarah

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 knots. The surface is brushed and matt lacquered to enhance the natural wood feeling. A classic and hardwearing wood floor that will last for generations.

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

 

SIMPLICITY

Sarah

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 chairs + solid raw wood dining table combo is a definite winner in our eyes).

To get this look, opt for Oak Weimar from Kährs European Naturals Collection – a narrow 1-strip floor in selected Swedish oak. With bevelled edges, brushed surface and matt lacquered finish that gives maximum wood feeling.

Images by Bolaget & Nordic Homeworx