Interior Design of Luxury Modern Residence
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: September 2018
Client: Fahad Ibn Omairah, CEO of IBN Omairah Contracting co.
The interior of a home is a direct reflection of its occupant’s style, personality, and image. This interior design of the luxury modern residence is brimming with luxury and ultra-chic style. Located in one of the opulent districts of the Saudi Arabian capital, the design considers local customs, the weather, as well as the prominent status of its occupants. Sophisticated materials, colors and exquisite attention to detail combine to give this palatial home a refined and sophisticated look. Exquisitely hand-crafted furniture and accessories, curated from all over the world, contribute to the timeless beauty of this palatial home.
The men’s Majlis is located on the ground floor, adjacent to the entrance lobby. Warm tones of caramel and gold, combined with matte grey finishes lend this space a suave, masculine feel. Opulent caramel marble and gold screens adorn the walls, while plush silk rugs cover the marble flooring, complimenting the earthy color scheme perfectly. Custom designed hexagonal coffee tables in white, gold and grey are testimony to the careful selection of furniture for this prestigious home.
A stunning, tailor-made central chandelier, rich carpets, and gold accents abound in the modern, Arabic style sitting room. A dark brown, granite accent wall provides the focal point of the room, which can be accessed via two sliding doors leading into the men’s Majlis. The neutral colored walls emphasize the gold accents, which are elaborately used for the ceiling, lighting fixtures and customized furniture pieces. Low sofa seating provides the ultimate in luxurious comfort.
Contrary to the masculine tones of the men’s Majlis, the women’s Majlis uses accents of cool blue for a relaxing vibe. This room exudes a distinct feminine vibe accentuated by the delicate curved lines of the seating and the furniture. Inlaid, ornate gold screens with a leaf motif adorn the walls, flanking an expensive marble accent wall. The extensive use of gold in this elaborate interior is a clear indication of the opulent richness of the interior design of the luxury modern residence.
The delicate, feminine aesthetic of the women’s Majlis is carried through into the adjacent women’s closet using the same leaf motif gold screens above the doorways. This sleek service room provides space for lady guests to store their coats and jackets in a neat niche set into the wall.
The dining room makes a bold statement with a shimmering gold-finish, floor-to-ceiling accent wall. The stunning patterned wall draws attention to the double height space above the dining table and focusses attention on the iconic chandelier. This modern, sculptural light fixture suspended from the upper level through the double-height void, compliments the elaborate wall with its delicate, modern profile.
Juxtaposed with a modern frosted glass wall offset with a dark frame, the showstopping accent wall provides the perfect foil for the long, contemporary wood-top dining table.
Directly opposite the dining area is the minimalist clean kitchen. Designed in neutral tones of white with a blue mosaic wall, this stylish kitchen is chic, modern and provides a subtle compliment to the grand gold wall in the dining area. Kitchen cabinets and the central island are deliberately neutral in a glossy, white color. The blue mosaic backsplash extends beyond the counter to clad the entire wall, providing subtle color to the gleaming, white kitchen finish.
The dining area leads into an open, spacious living room adorned with textured, white marble-clad walls. The room exudes extravagance with the abundant use of marble for walls, floors and ceilings. A scraped marble accent wall provides an audacious backdrop for the custom-made credenza. Gold framed chairs compliment the gold-edged recessed ceiling. The restrained use of gold accents in this room exudes a vibe of understated wealth and luxury.
Situated off the hallway, a larger Arabic style seating room is furnished with low-lying sofa lounges, laid out in a large L-shape. White marble floors are softened with patterned, soft gray carpets that accommodate gold-framed coffee tables and side tables. A recessed marble wall provides the focal point in this room and is lit with concealed lighting, designed to emphasize its exquisite marbled texture. Hanging, traditional gold-finished pendant lamps subtly hint at the Arabic undertones of this seating room design.
The attention to detail and meticulous finishing does not stop at the main rooms of the house, but continues into the bathrooms. A textured dark gray granite wall contrasts with the white flooring and high gloss, white fixtures and fittings. Polished surfaces act as mirrors, creating the illusion of space and lending the extravagant bathroom a functional yet exclusive vibe.
The bathroom that leads off the dining area is defined by a shimmering gold panel set against a patterned white and grey marble wall. The gleaming gold panel is reflected in a wall-to-wall mirror that extends to the ceiling. The dual wash basins are set into a veined marble counter that stretches from wall to wall. Dark paneled walls frame the wash basins, the counter being designed to fit neatly in the wall niche.
Leading off the hallway, an ultra-modern staircase leads to the more private family space on the upper level. Solid granite slabs form the treads of this sophisticated staircase, which is cleverly lit with concealed lighting mounted to the underside of each tread. To counterbalance the monolithic treads, the railing is designed to be virtually non-existent with clear glass panels that seem to merge into the background. A sleek top rail and minimalist vertical rails affixed to the sides give the vibe of light, floating stairs.
The stairway is illuminated by an elegant skylight, with fixed louvers, that creates dramatic shadow patterns during the daytime. Visually connecting the crisp blue sky outdoors with the living space within, the skylight serves to strengthen the connection to nature, striking a balance between external and internal energy.
To the right of the stairs, on the upper level, lies a spacious living room decorated in shades of taupe, beige and gold. Comfortable lounge chairs and a plush sofa give this room a warm, cozy vibe. The highlight of the space is a bespoke lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling. The sleek lines and modern profile of this sculptural masterpiece is yet another testament to the exquisite attention to detail and finishing that is evident in the interior design of the luxury modern residence.
The master bedroom and adjoining bathroom make a grand statement using refined wall finishes and carefully curated furniture pieces and accessories. Wooden flooring adds warmth to this extravagant bedroom design. The bedroom is divided into two parts by a matte mirror-finish partition wall that accommodates an exquisite dressing table to one side and a private seating nook on the rear side. This wall carries through to become the backdrop for the bed, housing a sophisticated concealed lighting system that highlights the matte wall finish and granite inlay.
A short passage leads from the dressing table into a lavish bathroom with granite walls and marble flooring. A glass shower cubicle in the center of the bathroom lies adjacent to a set of stairs that lead to a raised bathing area with a luxurious tub mounted flush with the flooring. A floor to wall mirror forms the backdrop for the tub, reflecting the lavish bathroom finishes.
The smaller bedroom exudes a charm and coziness that is reflected in the use of lighter materials, upholstered walls and delicate gold-framed furniture. Smaller in size than the master bedroom, but not lacking in luxury, the bedroom is accessed via a corridor that leads to the walk-in closet and adjacent bathroom. The walk-in closet is functionally furnished with ample storage space. The bathroom is less formal with marble patterned tiles that also clad the side of the bathing tub. A metal finish, textured wall adds a classy design element to this chic bathroom.
The smallest of the bedrooms on the upper floor, this bedroom is bright, airy and refreshing. The use of gold in this bedroom is limited to the customized light fixtures. A blue area rug adds a splash of color to the subdued room. The design aesthetic is similar to the other bedrooms on the upper level, using similar elements such as the marble-textured backdrop for the beds and the taupe and beige color scheme for the walls and furnishing.
Each of the bedrooms is equipped with lounge seating and coffee tables for an informal, relaxing area. The light fixtures are unique in each room, chosen to compliment the level of grandeur experienced in each space. Concealed lighting illuminates the bed area and accentuates the marble-textured back wall.
The guest room is simply furnished with a touch of blue accent provided by the area rug. The blue contrasts nicely with the dark wood flooring, making the room appear inviting and cheerful.
Harmony in the use of exclusive materials and high-quality finishes and a keen attention to detail define the interior design of the luxury modern residence, making it an ideal in luxurious living.