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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

 

CREAMY MAPLE

Sarah

It’s not everyday that one comes across a home with Hard Maple wood floors. We are especially loving seeing it in this home. The interiors are a perfect balance of what can only be described as a mix of circus-esque quirk and classic elegance that is really refreshing to see. And the clean grade of the floor makes it a subtle, warm and comforting base in the home.

Other wood species such as Oak and Walnut are substantially more popular than Hard Maple for wood flooring. However, Hard Maple is a durable wood species. It has a creamy colour that undergoes a fairly major colour change, where the creamy tone turns golden over time. Hard Maple is an excellent wood species for cabinet making; beautiful tables, cupboards and boxes are also often made from Hard Maple. Hard Maple flooring is light, airy and timeless.

Kährs Hard Maple Toronto is a light floor in North American maple. The strips are selected to provide a subdued, harmonious impression.

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

HARTFORD IN MY HEART

Sarah

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 even slightly reminiscent of a Mad Men-esque era). We love the combination of monochromatic and wood furniture, gold/silver details and a rich walnut wood floor, such as Kährs 3-strip Walnut Hartford – a dark brown floor with natural variations in colour and structure resulting in beautiful depth.

 Images by Fantastic Frank  & Nordic Homeworx

 

WHITE AS SNOW

Sarah

Yet another stunning home by the Swedish real estate agents Fantastic Frank. We are loving the elegant white wood floor, which serves as a perfect base for the home. Combining a white wood floor with white walls and fixtures makes the floor more subtle in its beauty, where it won’t overpower the remaining elements such as beautiful furniture pieces and artwork. Thereby, de-cluttering. It also brightens up the space, allowing for the natural light to reflect off it beautifully.

Oak Nouveau Snow by Kährs Classic Nouveau Collection has a distinct white hue on a naturally colour varying oak, with white bevels and occasional white and darker knots. The surface is brushed and matt lacquered. An elegant floor skilfully crafted by Kährs using sustainably sourced Swedish oak wood. A floor that is as beautiful as it is easy to look after – a floor that lasts for generations.

Images by Fantastic Frank and Nordic Homeworx

 

OSB + Oak

Sarah

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 the space, which still feels light and spacious despite the limited number of sqm.


Images by Scandinavian Retreat