The other day I passed by the renowned Beirut-based brands Orient 499 and Iwan Maktabi's exhibition that was hosted at Dar Al Funoon in Kuwait. I was more interested to see their home accessories than the caftans. Besides, their caftans although they were very nice and pretty, they were REALLY overpriced. I guess they had to hike up their prices to cover their travel costs? Anyhow, their home accessories were really worth viewing. I loved the mix of modern ethno-chic objects, combining old tradition with a touch of modernity. The Ikat rug by Iwan Maktabi's was my ultimate favorite. I would definitely invest in such a piece for my future home. Scroll down for some of my favorite pieces.