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Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall

Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall | THE DESIGN SOUK | www.thedesignsouk.com

  Fall is a really special time in Saudi. The weather is amazing and for us folk who live in small houses with large yards, this means we can finally start entertaining groups larger than 8… So every year, I buy a whole bunch of mini pumpkins to use as decorative accessories for the entire fall season. […]

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Fall Décor 2017

Fall Accessories 2017 | THE DESIGN SOUK | www.thdesignsouk.com

YAYY – it’s finally October! But seriously… Where has this year gone? It just flew by! Anyways, I’m not complaining. We’ve had huge changes in Saudi Arabia and it’s about to get so much better. We finally get our cool down!! While it’s still pretty warm and doesn’t quite feel like fall yet, I think […]

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A Living Room Makeover

A Living Room Makeover | THE DESIGN SOUK | www.thedesignsouk.com

Happy Saudi National Day – I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend! So you may or may not remember, but a few months ago I posted a TV room makeover (African Chic TV room), and told you that I was going to share the second part of it – the formal living room […]

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10 Fabulous Coffee Tables

  I’ve been on the hunt for a killer coffee table for my home for a very long time. The custom blue ottoman that I’m currently using has worked well so far and really is the perfect size for the space, but I hate that it has also become an ideal spot for people’s feet… […]

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Lake Como

This summer, hubs and I planned an amazing couple of days in Northern Italy on Lake Como. We loved our stay there so much that I decided to write a piece for the Arab News about it… BELLAGIO, Italy: When I think of the perfect getaway, I now picture the lakes and mountains of Lake […]

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The Castles of Kent: Hever Castle

If you’re a fan of anything related to the Tudors, then you’ll be really excited to know that I visited Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn (Henry VIII’s second wife and mother to Queen Elizabeth I). The castle is not as large as Leeds Castle (takes just about an hour or less to cover), but it […]

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My 2018 IKEA Faves

OK, yes – I’m slightly biased because I love IKEA so much, but seriously they’re KILLING it! There are so many amazing new items from their 2018 catalogue plastered all over various blogs and interior websites, so I just had to show you my personal favorites! For my Saudi folks, many of these items should […]

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The Castles of Kent: Leeds Castle

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I don’t know if it’s my insane love for Game of Thrones, or just a bizarre obsession these days, but I decided that I needed to go visit some castles this summer. While London definitely has its fair share of historic sites, I was craving to see something outside of the city, so I chose to go […]

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Kew Gardens, London

If London is one of your vacation spots this summer, rather than spending all of your days shopping on Oxford Street, I would highly recommend a day trip to Kew Gardens. It is one of London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage sites, and holds a huge collection of plants that is considered to be the most […]

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