The Design Souk

Exploring the Non-Antiquey Side of Portobello Road, London

I started visiting London a lot a few years ago when my parents moved to the city. Actually, when they first moved, I really wasn’t the biggest fan. I mean I had been to London a couple of times as a kid, but as an adult it just seemed like an overwhelmingly big city with too many tourists, a super congested and complicated public […]

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An Eclectic Home Tour

Justine’s home and outdoor living spaces are ALL heart. Everything she loves is in there. You can clearly see that each item has been picked for the space because she loves it – not just because it looks pretty or suits the aesthetics of her home. Her furniture is eclectic and unique, but still feels so comfortable. She […]

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Baby Room #TBW

Is it just me or is Dhahran going through some major baby mania? Almost everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby! I never thought I’d be attending or be invited to more baby showers than birthday parties… So in the spirit of this “season,” I thought I’d do a little throwback to a baby […]

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The Designer’s Home Tour

Ever wonder how a real interior designer would set up a home here? Well, you’re in for a treat! I met Rilia through my friend Zaza, the one with the awesome shabby chic home that I covered a few weeks ago. Rilia is Zaza’s next door neighbor, and while they have houses that look the same from the outside, […]

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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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A Shabby Chic Home & Garden Tour

When I think shabby chic, I pretty much think of Zaza’s home now. I originally saw her home and creative ideas on Instagram, and knew immediately that she had that very unique skill of being able to make the most ordinary things look extra special. Her Instagram feed is one of my favorites because of how pretty she makes […]

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Putting Together A Xeriscape Yard

If you’re even slightly interested in gardening, you’ve probably heard of the environmentally-friendly concept of “xeriscape/smartscape” yards by now. The concept is built around the idea that you should reduce the amount of green lawn in the landscape, and use hardy native plants that are generally better suited to the climate. It’s especially great for people who are interested […]

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Before & After: Kitchen Decluttering & Reorganizing

I recently spent quite a bit of time helping reorganize and declutter for a kitchen project, and while it was an amazing experience, it also was SUPER challenging – mainly because the kitchen is pretty small and there really wasn’t much storage space available… First off, the shelves in the pantry are quite odd. Deep, not very tall, and extended […]

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