Sunday, 16 January 2011

House Visit; Breakfast with Iman

Welcome to our first house visit, today it is with my lovely sister-in-law Iman for breakfast. She and her family like many young couples in Saudi Arabia live in a self-contained appartment in her husbands family home. The idea is that it gives them a chance to save money in order to afford to buy or build their own home in the future. It is a nice arrangement allowing the adults privacy and independance but the children get to pop down and visit their Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins (depending who is around) regularly.

A beautiful breakfast served in the majlis
The Majlis

the dining room
a fantastic car collection!!!!

the family living room

time for a nice cup of coffee and yummy saffron biscuits.
Who lives here?
Iman and her husband and their three children

How long have you lived here?

9 years

How many rooms?
Majlis, living room, dining room, guest bathroom, family bathroom, kitchen, two bedrooms

Which is your favorite room?
The family living room

Describe your taste?
Classic with light colours

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Interior magazines, Movies and Hotels

Favorites things?
The dining room cabinet and its contents,  The tapestry, and the lamps in the majlis.

If you could change anything what would it be?
I would love to knock down the wall between the living room and the dining room.

What was the last decoration project you undertook?
We redecorated the Majlis, repainted the walls and printed a pattern on them, had the sofas re-uphgolstered, new curtains and had the two armchairs made for extra seating for guests.

What kind of atmosphere do you try to create for your home?
My Husband and I feel a home should be welcoming, relaxing and homely, we also love the atmosphere of hotels and their comfort. We try to fill our home only with things we love.

Thankyou Iman for a beautiful breakfast and a fun morning.

N.B The Majlis is a room usually with its own entrance and guest bathroom that guests (male of female) can be entertained in without disturbing the rest of the household.

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