Do you know that amazing thrill that comes with creating a new space and getting settled in a new house? that same process becomes a struggle when you’re not quite sure anymore what style you are after and the furniture you already own doesn't seem to fit together. This is the state of many of us and it was the same case with the lovely family from our latest Abu Dhabi project. They had just moved into their house and their furniture didn't quite fit nor did they feel it was
I'm not sure where to start with this one! Blessed I am as I have for some reason always been involved with families who have just moved into their house (full of boxes!) But this family was extra special because of the amazing mix of culture in it! Dr. Dorsaf, a Tunisian University professor, who among the places she has lived in was Japan! She even reads and writes the language! Married to Mr. Faisal, a Canadian from a Pakistani origin, who have met in Dubai and now have tw
I met Areeb, the caketress behind @AreebGC, a few weeks back when they decided they are moving houses into a loft with basically no furniture! The challenge? It needed to be completed within two weeks! A Blank Slate is what any designer can wish for of course, however a whole house within two weeks was close to impossible! A challenge we accepted to take on! Areeb shared our taste for interiors with an eclectic, whimsical style and passion for market finds with an islamic ta
So my youngest client demands a summer makeover for her room … how I handle it? with the oldest trick in the book.. a few new pieces a few items in the houses moved around and voila… a makeover room in few hours time. The main purchases were the bedding, the bean bag, a few pillows, the lamp & the garland - total cost: 550 dhs .. which means she gets the room she wanted on the budget I wanted! (the carpet and rest of the items were all already in the house, just shuffled arou
Traditional interiors get a bad rap. With their white coastal vibes and wooden finishes and they don't lack for elegance. Yet those arguabley desirable qualities are often the same characteristics that also lead people to think of such spaces as warm and inviting. That was decidedly the case in this young family's Dubai Palm Apartment - a property that balances style and warmth worthy of a lovely family. The brief was to use the existing furnishing, living area, dining and me
What an amazing styling project. The restyling of a wonderful family’s living area who really have an eclectic style at heart. Though they pretty much had a very good basis for the canvas of their living room, it lacked the cohesiveness to bring together the various styles they wanted.
The space had to be ethnic - moroccan with a modern edge.
We wanted to mix and match different styles rather than be totally traditional or modern. The trick was fi
Pregnant with the second baby on his way in just two week, the couple approached me to make their house a home that showed their sense of aesthetic and love for travel, it also had to be baby & toddler friendly that is easy to maintain and keep clean. When I arrived, the blank walls looked like they had just finished moving in (wait they did just move in!) With no luxury of time we had to work with the pieces in the house adding to it the necessary missing items we also neede