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Franca’s Living Room Makeover!

A couple of months ago, my friend Franca, from the From Playroom to Dining Room post, got in touch with me because she was ready to change the look of her living room. She wanted something that felt brighter, wintery, and very cozy since her living room at that time was a little bit of a darker space. […]

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My IKEA Hemnes Nightstand Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I’ve been dying to incorporate something blush pink into my home for a couple of months now – it’s kind of my color of the season 🙂 I thought about painting our guest room pink, but hubs wasn’t really on board with that idea… So, when I found out that Annie Sloan carries a beautiful soft pink chalk paint […]

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Before & After: Closet Makeover

Storage is not really the biggest issue in my house… but what I DO lack though is organized storage!  I’ve realized that you can have tons of closets and storage room space, but if there aren’t shelves, storage containers, drawers, etc., to actually store what you own, it’s not really going to work well for you or your […]

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Villa Style

I was lucky enough to have been invited to the opening of Villa Style, an interior design business and furniture store, a few months ago in Khobar. I was SO blown away with the type of furniture and accessories in the store – it was just incredibly stylish! I can safely say that they had some of the most beautiful pieces that […]

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Arabian SAS

If you live in Dhahran and are even slightly interested in home décor you’ve probably heard of Arabian SAS by now. It seems like everyone’s asking or talking about them these days… So because I’ve had a custom wood piece made by them, a post about this company seems quite timely and relevant! Arabian SAS has actually […]

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DIY Guest Post: Create A Ramadan & Eid Mubarak Sign!

Yay for my first guest post! Here is a lovely DIY project for Ramadan and Eid, created by a friend of mine, Sabrina. I keep seeing her beautiful creations on Facebook, and since she doesn’t have a blog of her own, I thought that this would be a great way for her to share her awesome ideas for this holy month with everyone. Enjoy!  […]

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Desert Designs: The Artist’s Incubator

If you’ve been in the EP for a while, you’re probably pretty familiar with Desert Designs (DD). Whether you know it as a gift shop, a coffee shop, a gallery, or just a place to buy antiques or bedouin handicrafts, it is hands down one of the best shopping experiences in Dhahran. My visits to the store usually consist […]

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A Pinterest-y Inspired House

This home is the definition of my obsession with Pinterest and why it can be such an amazing source of inspiration. This particular homeowner is pretty much a home decorating blog and pinning junky like me, so it was great to be able to see how a DIYer translates projects, by Western bloggers who shop at Lowe’s and Home […]

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Finding Antiques in the EP

Ever since I moved here from Canada, I’ve found that I’m becoming more and more interested in buying antiques from the region for my home. I’m not really interested in huge pieces of furniture, but I think it’d be great to have a few accent pieces that have more meaning behind them and that would […]

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RK Interiors: Design in Saudi Arabia

I met Racha Kayali at the opening of the Arabian Collections Gallery a couple months ago. She was introduced to me as the mastermind behind the showroom, as her company had constructed and designed the entirely new space in Amwaj Plaza in Al-Khobar. After chatting with her about her amazing work at the gallery, I walked away […]

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