“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 in Dubai’s Green Community has exactly that – a beautiful contemporary and airy take on rustic African design. Dramatic, vintage-looking Kährs Oak Danaborg wood flooring completes the look. Oak Danaborg has a handcrafted surface to enhance the beauty of the knots and cracks, and is lightly smoked and surface treated with a natural white oil that gives it a grey look.
View more images of this beautiful family home here.
Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx
We obsess slightly over interiors with a white base and patterns/colour that give it a pop, but this home made us a little extra excited.
High gloss white floors, pops of electric blue, iconic furniture and funky retro fabrics create a modern take on Scandinavian vintage. This lovely apartment is designed by Helsinki and Paris-based interior designer Linda Bergroth, who has clearly kept to Nordic tradition of less is more, while fusing bold and unpredictable ideas to create a space that is fresh and stylish. The mix of patterns and colours on the textiles (check out the Aralia fabric by Svenskt Tenn as seen on the sofa) creates a harmonious whole that stands out beautifully against the white high gloss wood floor. We love the clash between pattern, print and happy colour, set against a white background. It is a little different and unexpected!
Kährs new Shine Collection includes Opaque, a gorgeous white high-gloss floor that is anything but plain.