The Design Souk

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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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ArtBahrain 2015

If you’re an art lover or a collector, you’re gonna love this… About a month ago, I stopped by ArtBahrain, an international art fair focused on showcasing the works of artists from all over the world. Galleries from so many different countries attended, including our very own Arabian Collections Gallery based out of Dhahran! I’ll be completely honest… when I first heard about the show, […]

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Your Local Photographers!

Row 1 (left to right): Sadaqat Ali, Raazia Ali, Erin Clayton; Row 2 (left to right): Hina Mushtaq, Sheraz Mushtaq, Julie Owens Strawn; Row 3 (left to right): Amanda Peasley, Allison Redmon, Donna Weaver Ever considered having a family portrait done? Or interested in having someone photograph an event for you? Didn’t think you could get […]

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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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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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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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Arabian Collections Gallery

Local art is tricky to find in Saudi Arabia. It’s almost like you have to be in the “in crowd” to find out about the latest exhibitions, the gallery openings, the art shows, and whatever other kind of exclusive event people can think of. It’s fun when you’re one of the movers and shakers of Dhahran, but not […]

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