The Design Souk

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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A Tour of Karachi on the Super Savari Express

Karachiites! Have you ever wanted to explore Karachi and learn about its history? Not particularly interested in hearing your entire “khandan’s” (aka, family) version of that history either? Check out my article in the Arab News about my experience with the Super Savari Express‘s (SSE) guided city bus tour. I took this tour earlier this […]

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

The holiday season is usually jam packed with parties, and the Saudi Winter season is no different. While it’s always a good idea to take a small gift, sometimes you want to show your gratitude by giving the hostess a different kind of gift for the season. Not that there’s anything wrong with flowers or […]

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My Yard: A Decorating Update

I’ve spent a lot of time working on my yard. I’m lucky that it’s a large and open space, so I really wanted to make sure that I took full advantage of that. Since landscaping really isn’t my thing, I decided to focus on what I’m good at – decorating and maximizing the functionality of the space […]

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Styling Interiors With Desert Designs

I recently was tasked with helping style a room at the famous Eastern Province favorite, Desert Designs. Most people in Dhahran who like buying furniture know and love this store, but if you don’t, you have to visit. You can also check out the post I wrote about them! So this styling project was an experiment to see if it […]

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Bali, Indonesia

I wasn’t really a beach person before, but Bali… definitely made me into one. I could actually sit on the beach all day and not feel like I needed to be somewhere else. I mean, I was also on vacation, but I’ve never understood or experienced this concept. In Bali, everything runs on “Bali time” a.k.a. […]

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