The Design Souk

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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It’s been 1 Year!

Sooo time really flies… I can’t believe it, but around this time last year, I “sort of” launched The Design Souk! Eekk! A year ago, I had started writing a few home posts on my new blog and had only told my immediate family members about my idea. I was very hesitant to go public with it, but my sister […]

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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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