Luxury Modern Palace Guest House – Thumamah
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: November 2018
Client: Fahad Ibn Omairah, CEO of IBN Omairah Contracting co.
Opulent and luxurious, palace guest houses in Saudi Arabia are showpieces for the owners of palaces, who frequently entertain and hold business conferences. The Thumamah luxury modern Palace guest house accommodates a grand central entrance lobby with an extravagant dining area to one side and a lavish men’s Majlis to the other. Designed to impress, with meticulous attention to detail, the interiors are magnificent to behold, with tall, lofty ceilings and a luxurious material palette.
A monumental doorway defines the entrance to the guest house via a splendid lobby. A magnificent, sculptural chandelier forms the focal point of the lavish lobby, clad in stately marble. The chandelier highlights a unique sculpture mounted on a marble pedestal, situated directly beneath the chandelier. White marble is accentuated with gold line ways that artfully bring attention to the passageways that lead to the Majlis and dining areas on either side of the lobby. Huge, elegant paintings adorn the walls, echoing the colors of the entrance lobby and emphasizing its grand scale.
The men’s Majlis to the right of the lobby is affluent and stylish in its décor. Plush, velvet sofas, upholstered in midnight blue contrast with the white marble-clad floors and walls. White marble floors are softened with rich, silk carpets with blue borders that mirror the color of the furniture. Ostentatious gold frames with blue granite table tops are placed near the sofas to hold elegant cutlery for tea and coffee service. Delicate bespoke chandeliers, in geometric forms, seem to float above the furniture. A recessed ceiling with concealed lighting provides ample light in the Majlis. Large, backlit wall panels provide additional lighting for the immense majlis seating. Grand wall-mounted paintings, set in recessed niches in the wall, mirror the color palette of the room with subtle tones of blue, grey, gold and white. Ceiling mounted spotlights accentuate the beautiful paintings, which bind all the elements of this luxury modern palace guest house design together.
To the left of the grand entrance, a wide, white marble-clad passageway leads to the grandiose dining room, which unfolds as one enters the space. Two large central round tables are flanked on either side by smaller tables. Recessed circular ceiling bays mirror the table layout below. Two custom-designed chandeliers are suspended above each large table, like delicate rain showers dropping from the sky. These are complemented by large intertwined, gold, circular lighting fixtures that highlight the other tables. The upholstery is a rich midnight blue, similar to that of the Majlis. Large round tables are supported on gold gilded frames, with gold Lazy Susan turntables that hold beautiful flower arrangements.
A rich, decadent color palette, defined by luxuriant materials, creates a posh, opulent vibe in this luxury modern palace guest house, which dazzles guests with its bespoke furnishings and artful accents.