The Design Souk

Places to Check Out

Visiting Southern Spain

OK. I’m warning you. This post is REALLY long. I just have toooo many pictures to show you!!! I know you’ll probably be a little overwhelmed by pictures and random information and my emotional descriptions, but if you’re not planning on visiting, I think you can just go straight for the pictures. I will totally forgive you […]

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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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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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Glam Up Your Yard

Compound life doesn’t really lend itself to expressing your individuality. Most compounds try to keep their houses, facilities and anything else as standard and uniform as they can get. It’s not a bad thing, but it can be hard to find a way to distinguish yourself from others or express your own style. Yet… I’ve noticed […]

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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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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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