Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Layla Moussa of Saudia Arabia


I just returned from my trip last night and I'm not
even unpacked yet! I reall missed you all. I've yet to
sort through my photos so I thought I would start my
first post back with an introduction to a middle eastern
designer from Saudia Arabia.

Layla Moussa is based out of Jedda, Saudia Arabia.
She's been an interior designer and an embroidery
expert who started her business in 1981 as an antiques
dealer specializing in textiles. Layla's style very much
adopts many elements from the old world and her work
includes a lot of textiles and texture.
The bed above is simply gorgeous.


A closer look at the bed uncovers brilliant textiles
and colors!


A luxurious bathroom with marbled counter tops
and gorgeous chandeliers.


I love how cozy her rooms are.


A sitting room with tons of ...why of course... seating!




Her use of luxurious materials such ase wood
and rich colors is really shown in this powder room.



If this room doesn't scream old world, I don't know
what would.


The artistry on the floor is quite detailed and
wonderful.



I leave you with some wonderful examples
of embroidery from the old world. You simply
don't see workmanship like this any more.

All photos from Layla Moussa.

10 comments:

Ursie B said...

Glad you're back. Can't wait to see your photos!

Ursula

Cote de Texas said...

Glad you had fun (I'm sure you did!) can't wait to see your pictures - beautiful post.

Joni

My Notting Hill said...

Amazing pics. Love, love the grey marble counter. Glad yoru trip was fun.

Mango Gal said...

Absolutely amazing! That study photo is fantastic.

Pascale said...

J'aime beaucoup ces ambiances que tu partages avec nous.
Merci!
Pascale

TheDecoDetective said...

Welcome back! Lovely post - I think the painted walls are really beautiful. Richly decorated but still delicate. Looking forward to seeing your photos when you're well rested after your journey=)

Visual Vamp said...

So exotic!
Welcome home!
I bet yo have some wonderful stories to tell us.
xo xo

dolcechic said...

What a place! Love the gold detail!

Welcome back, we missed you!!!!

Alkemie said...

Thank you for all of your sweet comments. I really missed you all too! Going to try to get those photos together to share :)

Hugs,

Karen

Down Comforter said...

Thanks for sharing it.