Al Bastakiya, XVA Art Hotel, Dubai

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On Saturday last weekend, an impromptu trip to the Bastakiya area was made. A historic district by the creek with winding lanes and wind towers – the ancient passive cooling systems.

I stumbled upon the XVA Art Hotel in Dubai on a Saturday morning. A small boutique hotel that could be compared to the likes of the currently trending Moroccan hotels.

Eclectic art installations. Cool design store. Luxurious patterns and textiles… *sigh* obsessed.

Here’s some pictures of my visit.

Branding on the fabric strips at entry way

Branding on the fabric strips at entry way

XVA branding

XVA branding

Private dining area

Private dining area

Pathways to the courtyard

Pathways to the courtyard

Private dining

Private dining

Outdoor seating

Outdoor seating

Outdoor seating

Outdoor seating

3-Dimensional art installation

3-Dimensional art installation

Arabic calligraphy art

Arabic calligraphy art

Artwork

Artwork

Artwork storage

Artwork storage

Eclectic Arabic art

Eclectic Arabic art

Courtyard

Courtyard

Archways and ceilings.

Archways and ceilings. Check out the dried roses hanging from the tree branches.

More artworkon display

More artworkon display

Crazy awesome installation in the courtyard

Crazy awesome installation in the courtyard

Artwork for (future?) display

Artwork for (future?) display

Another little courtyard with seating

Another little courtyard with seating.

Ceiling install

Ceiling install

Courtyard and entrance to the rooms

Courtyard and entrance to the rooms

Lonely bike

Lonely bike

Surrounding the hotel

Surrounding the hotel

Seating

Seating

Ceiling installation

Ceiling installation

Main courtyard

Main courtyard

Doors and windows outside the hotel

Doors and windows outside the hotel

A look out of one of the many exits of the hotel

A look out of one of the many exits of the hotel

Seating area

Seating area

xoxo,

T

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Dubai’s Radisson Royal Hotel: Origami Hall

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It’s known to most that I’m obsessed with all white interiors.

White + Blonde woods = I’ve hit the jackpot.

So, when I recently attended a seminar for work at Dubai’s Radisson Royal Hotel on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road – I knew I had to blog about their Origami Hall/ Meeting Rooms.

Not only a meeting space, this part of the hotel is more like a piece of art with its geometric architectural shape and futuristic style.

With sleek modern furnishings, this below pictured space is used as a pre-function area for meetings and seminars and is conveniently located by the entrance of the hotel for everyone to gawk at.

Source: Me

Source: Me

Source: Me

Source: Me

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Here’s a couple other pictures I found online of the space lit up at night:

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

xoxo,
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Currently loving: Moroccan Interiors

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GREETINGS FROM DUBAI.
I’m back!

After a long hiatus from the blog, moving countries (temporarily, I hope) and applying for grad school, I am back to posting here.
I’ve currently been obsessed with interiors with Moroccan prints, colors and accessories.

Take a look at what I’m currently mesmerized by:

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LIGHTING: 

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TEXTILES:

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SWOONING!

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High & Low

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Working on design projects, I stumbled across this gorgeous credenza at BDDW – a company that makes handmade furniture in New York.

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

Source: BDDW

But the downside? These pieces list at $13,800. I bet the quality is amazing, but not a lot of people have that much money to spend on a credenza.

So I did a little research, and found some similar pieces that won’t burn a hole in your wallet!

1. The Pullhouse Credenza from Schoolhouse Electric. $3500.

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2. The downtown loft. Seed Furniture. $1950.

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3. The Indira 4. Organic Modernism. $1995.

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4. The Siena 4. Organic Modernism. $1595 1 (1)6.  Luxe Sideboard by WFOUR Design. $3799.

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Happy Monday!

xoxo,
Tasmia

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