Family Villa Contemporary Arabic Interior Design
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Exterior Design, Landscape Design, Interior Design, and Decoration
Date: May 2018
Client: Turki Al Qonaibit, Fx trader at Aljazira Bank
While exterior design is important for curb appeal, the interior of a home is about balancing beauty and harmony with functionality. It directly impacts those who live in and use the space every day and hence is a crucial aspect of overall residential design.
This contemporary Arabic villa interior design in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia takes inspiration from the Islamic design style. The design uses geometry for the layout of spaces; each room within the house has a clear axial geometry that determines the placement and layout of furniture. The interior spaces are open and uncluttered, with high ceilings designed to invoke a feeling of grandeur.
The ground floor entry hall is minimalist in its look and feel. It adopts a neutral color palette of predominantly white. The importance of the entrance is highlighted by using a contrasting black and visually extending this entrance up to the ceiling with a series of windows. White marble flooring with accents of gold add a sense of luxury that is highly desirable in affluent Saudi homes.
A pointed arch, a common element of Islamic design, is frequently used throughout the home and provides a clean backdrop for special furniture accents.
Similarly, the living room on the ground floor is furnished with rich drapery and furnishings in earthy tones. The seating layout is arranged on the periphery of the room, leaving the central space free of clutter. Bold green and gold cushions add a splash of color to the room.
The ground floor staircase foyer is a grand double-height space with luxurious marble floorings and gold accents. White plaster mashrabiyas are a reminder of the Islamic influence in this contemporary Arabic villa interior design. This geometry is also reflected in the flooring pattern in the center of the foyer. A suspended chandelier picks up on the gold accents that serve as decorations in this tastefully designed foyer.
The ground floor washing room is simple and elegant in design. It utilizes marble on the floor and walls; the far wall is graced with a geometric pattern that is reflected in the choice of lighting fixtures, suspended from the ceilings. Pointed arches are used to frame two mirrors placed directly opposite each other. These help to add the illusion of pace, making the long, narrow washroom appear bigger than it actually is.
The ground floor WCs reflect the same use of materials and accents as the washrooms. The pointed arch is used as a focal point at the far corner of the toilet. The fixtures are very modern in design; a marble-clad cylinder forms the wash basin against the backdrop of a rectangular framed mirror. Suspended gold lights provide the same gold accents that are used elsewhere in this contemporary Arabic villa interior design.
The living room water closet makes use of a long mirror to give the illusion of space. Gold mosaic tiles break up the expanse of the marble-clad walls. Gold fittings add a touch of luxury to the stark white toilet fixtures. A tall, narrow window on the short wall lets in natural light during the daytime.
Geometric design combined with design features such as the pointed arch indicate a hint of modern Islamic influence in this contemporary Arabic villa interior design. They add a sense of harmony and beauty to this stylish family home.
A long rectilinear living room in the basement is the ultimate lounging area for more intimate parties and gatherings. Furnished in line with the rest of the house, it maintains the neutral color scheme with splashes of aqua upholstered furniture for an eye-catching pop of color. A faux stair set against the corner window provides an interesting visual detail. It draws the eye to the little zen garden underneath, which sets the tone for this relaxing chill zone. The living room leads into an adjacent media room with a flat-screen television. Directly opposite, mirrored sliding doors lead to the stairway access to the upper levels. Brightly lit, this room exudes an energy that can keep a gathering going well into the night!