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CATCHING UP WITH NATASHA

Sarah

We recently caught up with one of our clients, Natasha Singh, Senior Sales Consultant at House Hunters Dubai, to hear what she has to say about her experience with Nordic Homeworx and how she’s enjoying the Kährs Oak Oyster wood flooring in her family’s Arabian Ranches home.

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Q: How has your experience been with Nordic Homeworx?

A: We have had a great experience. Your team was great as well, especially your sales representative, Philipe. From the time we went to choose the flooring he was fabulous and very patient. We took a while to choose the floor and went back and forth many times. Your installation team was also perfect, your installation manager Jamil was great. Even later on we had a few issues and he came and sorted it out, actually even a year later. There aren’t many places you get this kind of customer service in Dubai. I recommend you to loads of friends, everyone who walks into this house falls in love with the flooring.

Q: Were you concerned about your dog when buying your floor?

A: Yes, some say pets will scratch the wood floors. We’ve had laminate flooring before, but we’ve never dealt with real wood flooring, so we were a little bit concerned seeing as the floor is an investment. But it is definitely suitable; very easy to maintain and we’ve had no issues with our dog at all. In fact, it’s nice because it has grains and grooves in it – it gives our dog a good grip to walk on. He loves it!

Q: What made you choose Kährs Oak Oyster in particular?

A: Our existing floor was a rosewood-coloured floor and we wanted something light to brighten up this house. Oak Oyster is absolutely beautiful. The older it gets, the colour changes for the good, and looks even more rustic and vintage. It’s in our bedrooms as well, and we’re really happy with it; it’s got a really good feel to it. We walk barefoot on the flooring and it just feels so good! It took us a bit of time to choose the floor because we thought we should go for a darker floor for upstairs. We like walnut too, so we brought planks home from the Nordic Homeworx showroom of both floors and sat with them for a week to help us decide. But then we went with the lighter one eventually and kept the same floor throughout the entire house for a more bright and streamlined feel.

In fact I had a client who wanted to sell her house, she was a friend as well, and she came over and just fell in love with our flooring. Eventually she said, “I’m not selling my home, I’m just going to put this flooring down and it will look fabulous!”

Q: Is there any aspects in particular that you think makes us stand out from other companies that you have dealt with during your renovations?

A: You guys definitely stand out in customer service. That’s something you don’t get very often in Dubai. We have a fair bit of experience because we have been living in Dubai for 14 years and have had a lot of renovations done in our house.

Nordic Homeworx and the people we dealt with, such as Philipe and Jamil, have been a real pleasure and so accommodating. Just great customer satisfaction including good after-sales, even a year later. That’s not what you expect from a lot of companies here. Definitely a big deal when you’re getting work done in your home.

Q: Did you find our installers were professional and respected your home?

A: Yes, we didn’t have to do anything. They brought the vacuum cleaner, cleaned, oiled and made sure everything was done to the highest standard. The team that was brought in really knew what they were doing. They were really professional and very fast. They even completed the installation faster than expected, which was excellent. The entire downstairs was laid out in three days, including the skirting. It was perfect!

Q: Seeing as you are in the real estate business, in your experience, do you feel that wood flooring increases the value of a house?

A: I definitely think so. The houses that I sold with wood flooring really got a very good price – not only because they present really well, but also because buyers can appreciate the fact that a flooring has been in the house for an extended amount of time and is still in really good condition. The wood floor also gives off an immediate homey feel to it, which is really inviting.

When I’ve taken clients to view houses, you can see they find a house with your wood flooring much more appealing than a house of the same style, look and layout without it. The moment they walk into a house with Kährs wood flooring, the client is always wowed by it.

You can view all the images of Natasha’s beautiful Arabian Ranches home here.

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TO INFINITY & BEYOND

Sarah

The owner of this Cayan (Infinity) Tower apartment in Dubai Marina has aimed for clean and sharp classic-modern interiors for their home. A strong masculine feel in strict monochrome tones.

The dramatic blacker-than-black Kährs Oak Nouveau Charcoal natural wood flooring by Nordic Homeworx has been selected, and combined with beautiful furniture by BoConcept and a high-tech kitchen by Häcker. Interior design by Linnea Forslund of Rosaco Interiors.

View more images of this striking home here.

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Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

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A PIED À TERRE AT THE PALM DUBAI

Sarah

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 greys with blue accents has been used throughout the space.

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The oak wood introduced with Kährs Oak Olof, supplied and installed by Nordic Homeworx, is the dominant material in the space, to which stainless steel touches were added- an embrace of reflective, clear and metallic surfaces, a mix of light wood and walls with luxurious textures coupled with a big framed mirror used as a piece of artwork keeps the feeling light and airy and makes the entire space seem quite large.

With bespoke tailor made storage spaces and some beautiful, meticulously chosen furniture, this small space was successfully transformed into a beautiful cozy elegant pied-à-terre.

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The big challenge was to create privacy in such a limited open space. ikonic by R&S‘s solution was to create a custom-made divider headboard beautifully layered with a matching wallpaper to divide the space in two separate area: a living/entertainment area, and a sleeping area. This not only creates extra space within the property but also create a “wow” effect when visitors discover a perfectly set bedroom behind the divider.

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From the balanced floor plan and multiple sources of light to the large scale rug, the ikonic by R&S team proves that good interior design can make 568 sq. ft feel like million.

The space has been realised by Rim and Sywar, founders of www.ikonic-byrs.com (info@ikonic-byrs.com, www.ikonic-byrs.com).

View more images of this beautiful studio apartment here.

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Here are a couple of before pictures – can you believe this is how the studio looked prior to the transformation?

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This post has been written in collaboration with ikonic by R&S. Photography by Studio Zee & ikonic by R&S

THE LOFTS

Sarah

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 private living spaces of the home! Kährs Manor is a rustic, white-washed and handscraped wood floor, with knots and cracks visible on its impressive 2.8 metre long planks.

View more images here.

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AUTUMN LEAVES

Sarah

Temperatures are rapidly dropping here in Dubai, and we can’t help but get a little more excited about the cooler climate and all the cosy festivities happening this season. Interior design bible Elle Decoration has stated that this autumn is all about “feathers and bold patterns combined in a wide range of shades such as soil, chestnut and rust mixed with metallic shimmering copper, gold and amber with accent colours in deep red and bright blue.” And as for the floor? Kährs Domo wood flooring – an extremely rustic 2-strip board with knots, cracks and a beautiful deep golden brown colour – is a perfect match to this autumn’s colour palette.

Another great source of inspiration is Pennsylvania-native Anthropologie. They definitely know how to inspire with their beautiful images and styling, and have got us seriously excited for a more rustic, layered, countryside autumn with their new November Lookbook, set perfectly against the the backdrop of the picturesque Scottish isles of Jura and Islay. Now we’re not only excited for the cooler climate, but also for visiting beautiful Scotland! Wow, what a landscape.

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THE VILLA

Sarah

We are in love with our client’s majestic Spanish style home in The Villa, Dubailand with a perfectly elegant and airy feel. We have installed two rustic wood floors in this villa, the white-washed Kährs Oak Linen and natural oak coloured Kährs Husk. Both floors look absolutely beautiful and complement the home perfectly.

View more images of this stunning home here. Great inspiration!

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HATTAN ❤ KÄHRS

Sarah

Emaar’s Hattan villas are an elegant collection of luxury villas, integrating the best in Arabian architecture with modern luxuries. Found in Arabian Ranches, The Lakes and The Meadows, we’ve seen a steady increase in wood flooring demands for these beautiful villas. Besides installing Kährs wood flooring, Hattan owners have been undertaking full renovation projects to customise their villas.

Gardens are being fully feng shui’d with beautiful seating and water features; bi-foldable doors or large windows are installed to create a smooth transition between the out/indoors; walls are knocked down to open up spaces and create an airier feel, and painted in light tones for a calm, harmonious ambiance. Light, natural toned wood flooring adds a strong coziness factor underfoot as well as an overall brightness to the home. Below are two beautiful examples of Hattan villas where Kährs wood flooring has been installed.

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Hattan, The LakesKährs Oak Dew by Kährs Harmony Collection:

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Photography by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

 

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

 

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

 

THE QUAY TO LIFE

Sarah

Last week we had the pleasure of photographing one of our clients’ homes – a beautiful apartment in the elegant Marina Quays.

This bright home with a killer view over the Dubai Marina has beautiful metallic details, a luxurious marble kitchen island, high gloss white finishes, light petrol blue wall colour (very on-trend) and a cozy checkered Hästens bed that together creates a clean, contemporary feel. The truly rustic wood floor, Kährs Oak Oyster, gives the home a balance and adds warmth and coziness. A perfect complement to contemporary interiors.

View more images of this beautiful apartment here.

Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx