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                                      Take your cue from those in the know

             Steal my Style                                                                Beach life
                                                                                         Scents to transport you

                           Sisters and founders   Inspirations
                           of furniture brand     We are mostly inspired by our home: Italy.
                           Blanc Mariclò,         We grew up in a Tuscan farmhouse and our
                           Mariangela and         aim with our collections is to reproduce our
                           Claudia Federighi      country’s values and atmosphere, such as our
                                                  sense of hospitality. A warm, inviting Italian
                           Design DNA             home is often represented by an elegant,
                           Our team of designers   simple space and good cooking. We are also
                           travel and study trends   inspired by Italian art, music, architecture   Wood Sage & Sea Salt home
            in fashion and home interiors to combine   and landscapes.                    candle, Dhs300, Jo maLone
            contemporary style with our rich Italian
            heritage and traditions, from ancient   Top décor tip
            paintings, mosaics and frescoes to villas    Always make your space your own. This
            and museums.                          means that when decorating, you always
                                                  need a personal touch – something from the
            Wallpaper or paint?                   past and something from your own life, so
            We prefer paint that is vintage inspired.   you will feel at home rather than feel like
            Paint feels more authentic even if you can   you’re in an anonymous, glossy showroom.
            find amazing wallpapers that look like real,
            textured, painted walls.              Home scents
                                                  We love European jasmine – it’s a bit more   Coconut Escape, Dhs72,
            Splurge on...                         sour than jasmine from Asia and the Middle   Heart & Home at LifestyLe
            A big table that allows everyone to come   East. We like to mix it with orange and lemon
            together to chat over a plate of pasta. As   in the summer, while we prefer to combine it
            Italians, eating with family and friends is an   with sweeter perfumes during the winter.
            important part of our lives.
                                                  Who are your design heroes?
            Colour combo to try                   Painter, sculptor, interior decorator and
            A neutral base – white, taupe, ecru – is   engraver Piero Fornasetti and architect,
            an easy, calm base that works well with a   interior designer and production designer
            touch of colour. Green, in all its shades, goes   Renzo Mongiardino. They were unique,
            really well with neutrals, perhaps because it   innovative and their style was very personal
            reminds us of nature.                 – you can recognise their work at first sight.
                                                                                          Sicilian Lemon & Sea Salt
                                                                                          candle, Dhs260, a by amara

                                                                                       fOllOW NOW…
                                                                                       Approximately 50% of US-based
                                                                                       home furniture chain Arhaus’
                                                                                       products incorporate recycled
                                                                                       materials. The company also
                                                                                       supports handmade production,
                                                                                       ensures materials are not
                                                                                       sourced from endangered
                                                                                       rainforests and sells ‘relics’
                                                                                       — antiques that have been
                                                                                       refurbished or repurposed.
                                                                                       Its Instagram feed is full of
                                                                                       inspiring room images, while
                                                                                       several handsome cats and
                                                                                       dogs, including Nina, the studio
                                                                                       photographer’s dog, often model
                                                                                       the furniture.

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