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My Thursday Faves

It’s Thursday – woohoo! So before you go off to enjoy your weekend or the start of your relaxing winter break, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things from this week..   My Favorite Holiday Home Tour: This has to be one of the best holiday home tours from this year! I love Emily Jackson’s […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Hostess Gift Guide 2017 | THE DESIGN SOUK |

It’s the season for socializing! While going to a party is fairly easy, hosting one is a whole new ball game. So how do you show your appreciation for the time and effort that was put into hosting you? These days I always end up getting flowers or desserts, but since flowers don’t last very […]

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Fall Makeovers at Desert Designs

As some of you may have seen on my Instagram account, I was at Desert Designs last week helping set up a few fabulous rooms with some gorgeous new pieces at the store. If you haven’t been yet, you really need to go check it out… I set up a master suite, an office, and […]

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To Save or Spend…?

I feel like one of the biggest design dilemmas that people face here has a lot to do with trying to figure out whether it’s worth spending the big bucks on your house or not. Ideally, you want a very comfortable space that feels like a home away from home, but the setting up process […]

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Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall

Preserving Your Pumpkins for Fall | THE DESIGN SOUK |

  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 |

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 |

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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