Despite the unseasonably chilly weather we’ve been having in the UAE recently (snow – really?!), when it comes to the world of interiors, spring is definitely on the way. This is the time that sees the exciting launch of new design collections, along with emerging trends and beautiful buys that tempt us to refresh our homes, even in small ways. This month’s moodboard, right, includes just a few of the latest fabrics and wallpapers on the scene now – I especially love the painterly floral Sanderson design! – while on page 18, we showcase a stylish spin on retro patterns, which marry so well with today’s schemes. It’s not just grown-up spaces that benefit from a new look and a different approach, of course. Children’s rooms now are a far cry from traditional, with a kaleidoscope of colours, patterns, accessories and ideas making them altogether more interesting, flexible and fun, as our decorating special on page 52 demonstratesdem perfectly – even the fus ssiest of occupants are sure tto approve! Finally, if it’s a stylish retreat you’re longing for in your own home, give your bathroom a spa-like makeover with some gorgeous buys on page 26 – guaranteed to put a spring in your step!
SHARON PARSONS EDITOR