The Design Souk

Garden Tour

A Cozy & Stylish Home and Garden Tour

When I start thinking about the kind of outdoor space that I’d want for myself, it would look a lot like what Jennifer has done in her home. Her ability to extend the stylishness of her indoor living space into the outdoors is truly inspiring. I never imagined this type of compound house to look quite like […]

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The Art Collector’s Home Tour

When I first walked into Zainab’s home, I knew straight away that this was a girl with a really good eye, and she definitely wasn’t going to let anyone get in the way of making her home super stylish and comfortable. She had not only done what we all normally do (paint, decorate with accessories, bring in some […]

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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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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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A Blend of East & West

Teresa moved to Dhahran from Los Angeles about 4 years ago with a half a container full of household items and a few pieces of furniture for her new abode. While that’s not really a lot of stuff for a family of four, Teresa wanted to bring the essentials so that she could fill in the rest […]

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Home & Garden Tour

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Dhahran Garden Group’s annual Home & Garden Tour – an amazing showcase of some of the homes and gardens that we have here in Dhahran! What I love about this event is that you get to see a lot of the same types of houses in the compound, done […]

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It’s All About Creativity!

I love Erlina’s home. It’s trendy, stylish, comfortable, and is made up of my current favorite colors in the world – grays, blues and whites. Clearly, the Kim family and I are on the same wavelength… But what I really love is the way that Erlina and her husband have used creative and inexpensive ideas to infuse oodles of character into their home. […]

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Designing from the Inside Out

I first saw Maggie’s house on a community “Home & Garden Tour,” and was shocked by what she had done with her place! She had somehow managed to bring the inside… outside….. I’d never seen a home where being in the yard felt like I was still in the house! It was after seeing her place that […]

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