@Home: Chic Home Accessories in Dokki
is a spacious one, both wide and long with shelves stacked with beautiful
things. Not all the items are strictly categorised and the prices are very
unclear; the last two or three digits of the bar code are usually the price,
making browsing a little overwhelming and confusing. The shop assistant haunts
you as you saunter around; whilst this is annoying, they normally know all the
prices off by heart
and if they don’t, they’ll check sharpish.
make a house homely; from large, leather, two-seater sofas (17,000LE) and
colourful cushions to tiny, decorative glass pebbles (up to 75LE per
1.5kg bag). We also spotted a collection of elegant fake flowers made from gems from 45LE to 150LE. To put
these in, they have a large collection of vases; tall, short, fat, thin, glass
and porcelain, usually in neutral colours. A more unusual metal vase in the
shape of a fish was priced at 450LE.
literally. They have heart and rose shaped tea lights (95LE), larger sail boat
candles (125LE), even life-size cupcake ones (95LE) along with traditional
cylinders and sparkly candlesticks. Some of the candles boast that they burn
for 90 hours but even if they do, compared to the others, they didn’t really
smell of anything.
@Home is one of the more expensive home accessory shops in Cairo, as most items are imported from the international company, Parlane. But despite the prices, it is a refreshing shop, bringing up to date, chic and elegant pieces to homes in Cairo.