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PAINTERLY PATTERNS Add an artistic flourish to your room scheme

STEAL MY STYLE 11 Suhair Mawlood, interior designer and

Interiors Furniture showroom manager

o mark the holy month of Ramadan, we’ve compiled an edit of elegant Arabian forms (page 12) – think intricate patterns, rich hues and sumptuous textures to create a warm and welcoming space. We have all tastes in pattern covered, however, with our pick of painterly flourishes (page 8), while interior designer and Abu Dhabi showroom manager of Interiors Furniture Suhair Mawlood reveals her love of abstract and bohemian styles (page 11). In London, meanwhile, nature provides the decorative inspiration for a King’s Cross apartment (page 22), from the prints on the cushions to a gold ant motif on the kitchen wall. Closer to home, in Mangrove One (page 18), an Australian couple reveal why they love their adopted city so much: it’s where they have friends and where their children are enjoying an international experience. And finally, if you’re looking for a home in a beachside community and what is, arguably, the most desirable address in Abu Dhabi right now, check out our guide to Saadiyat Island (page 27).

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PUTTING DOWN ROOTS An Australian couple take us on a tour of their Mangrove One villa

THE FUN FACTOR A London apartment celebrates luxury and playfulness

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You can’t go wrong with some neutral pieces in a variety of textures to create a calm, cosy feel in your living space. Just add a pop of colour, a few plants and a scented candle to liven it up. Angie 2.5 seater sofa, Dhs5,500, Sam side table, Dhs1,050 and Leopold plaid coral cushion, Dhs250, Home and Soul, homeandsouldubai.com


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STEAL MY STYLE SUHAIR MAWLOOD The interior designer and Abu Dhabi showroom manager for Interiors Furniture reveals her inspirations SPLURGE ON

Arts and crafts. Making the most of your creativity adds personality to your home.

COLOUR COMBO TO TRY

Start with one of your favourite colours and build around it. My favourite combinations are beige with aqua, and charcoal with mustard or gold.

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A refined piece of art of an abstract woman made of ceramic with crackled glazing of matte charcoal and white by Iraqi sculptor Etihad Kareem – it adds amazing character to my home.

HOMELY ESSENTIALS

A Spanish rocking chair with a bohemian fabric from Interiors Furniture – it’s perfect for helping me unwind after a stressful day.

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WALLPAPER OR PAINT?

It’s too hard to pick one. I think a mixture of both is key – I like to have wallpaper on an accent wall to add texture and break up the space.

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DESIGNED TO RELAX… Take your cue from elegant Arabian forms

RAMADAN KAREEM

Whether for a lavish iftar or light suhoor, be prepared with a variety of eye-catching dinnerware and flexible seating options so you can make your guests feel welcome during the month of sharing and togetherness. Floor cushions, from Dhs49, coffee cups (12 pieces), Dhs69, lantern, Dhs21, iron serving tray, Dhs69, Al-Futtaim ACE, aceuae.com

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BLUE SKY THINKING Inspired by his travels to Morocco, leading interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard took an ancient traditional tile and simplified its design to create this luxurious carpet. Mamounia Sky rug, Dhs46,868, Martyn Lawrence Bullard for The Rug Company

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PRETTY PATTERNS

Featuring sumptuous textures, colours and patterns, this beautiful modern majlis boasts oodles of symmetry, giving it a light and balanced feel. Red Marco Polo curtains, Dhs227 per metre, Marco Polo pillows, from Dhs102 per metre, Fujikawa wallpaper, Dhs54 per metre, Sedar Global, sedarglobal.com

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GOLD LEAF

This all-neutral look combines layers of texture, elegant hues and delicate patterns for a comfortable and stylish setting. Canberra three-seater, two-seater, two chairs, a coffee table and two end tables, Dhs16,320, ceiling light, Dhs6510 and wall decoration, Dhs1,160, Al Huzaifa Furniture, alhuzaifa.com

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PUTTING DOWN

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work in a very fast-paced environment, so when I come home I need a serene, relaxed environment and I like to be reminded of the Gold Coast, where I’m from,” says Katrina Anderson. Indeed, the villa, located close to Khalifa Park, that she shares with her husband, Shane, and their two children, Christian and Olivia, is a sanctuary of calming blues and fresh neutrals. It also boasts high ceilings and a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that leads onto the garden. A small inner courtyard, with a water feature that was installed by the villa’s previous owners, provides an oasis. “A crane was used to bring it in over the roof,” explains Shane. “So the previous family wasn’t prepared to go to the effort of taking it back out, but we love it.” “The sound of the water fountain is very relaxing,” enthuses Katrina. “We can close the doors to the rest of the world and totally unwind from the day.” The Australian couple has lived in Abu Dhabi for a decade – bar a brief departure. “A couple of years ago, I started getting a bit of expat guilt, thinking we should go home to be closer to the extended family,” Katrina reveals. However, when the couple returned to the Gold Coast, they didn’t spend as much time with family

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as they had expected, due to everyone’s busy schedules. “We quickly realised that wasn’t the right reason to return,” Shane says. “We really had the ideal lifestyle, too – a beautiful house that backed onto a big lake, located three minutes’ drive to one of the best beaches in the country. Everything was perfect but we had different expectations.” Just over a year later, they were back. “I quickly discovered how much this part of the world means to me: I have friends here and my kids grew up here,” adds Katrina. “Coming back to Abu Dhabi was really important and now I don’t feel guilty any more.” Their European-style villa is very different from their previous threefloor Abu Dhabi home, with its bright and spacious ground floor, which is the couple’s favourite part of their home. When they moved in last year, the couple needed to buy every piece of furniture. “Until then, I didn’t realise how much we needed to set up a home.” The couple called on interior designer Katherine Wightman, whose team custom-made furniture to fit the space, including sectional sofas, the outdoor seating (designed to hide power sockets) and the cabinetry. The team also made bespoke cushions. “I’m big into textures and layering because a home needs to feel welcoming.” Other pieces were bought

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from a mixture of stores, including Pottery Barn, West Elm, IKEA, Pan Emirates and even Carrefour (for the oversized rugs). The couple wanted to ensure their children had everything they needed in their home. To that end, the upstairs landing area offers a relaxed seating, TV and play area, with a LEGO table, especially for the kids, who also provided the starting point for the design direction of their bedrooms. “Olivia really wanted a purple room, so we guided her towards lilacs and metallics to soften the look and provide a mature space as she grows,” Katrina reveals. The bedroom includes a pretty birch tree-print wallpaper, elegant furniture from Pottery Barn and plenty of texture. Her brother’s cosy blue-andwhite bedroom, meanwhile, has a star and superhero motif. Providing the children with an international environment was also a big driver for the family’s return to the UAE. “My daughter recently said, ‘Mum, I love being here because every day is a special day’ – I had to ask her to elaborate.” Olivia was referring to the many different international holidays that are celebrated at her school. “I want my children to grow up with an inclusive, tolerant mindset, and I’ve developed a different viewpoint since I’ve returned: we love being here and we’re here to stay.”

HOME COMFORTS Start with… A feature piece that you really love. You can mix it with a variety of expensive and affordable things. My top home tip is… Always keep an empty drawer. There’s a saying: if you keep an empty space, good things come to you to fill those drawers. Home is… Where my kids and husband are.


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This cleverly designed London apartment celebrates luxury and playfulness Words: Lucy Land

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THE GOLD ANTS ARE SUCH A FUN YET LUXURIOUS DESIGN FEATURE

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nts are taking over this onebedroom apartment. They’re the owner’s obsession. “Since the photoshoot for this project, the number of gold ants in the installation on the dining area feature wall has increased from 12 to 24,” smiles Hameed Hani, founder of residential interiors design consultancy 5mm Design. “It’s such a fun yet luxurious design feature.” Located in a new building in buzzy King’s Cross, London, the home belongs to a fitness enthusiast, who runs a stylish barre workout studio and comes from a theatre and performance background. “Our brief for this home was to create a trendy yet cosy home that reflects the client’s personality,” says Hameed. With its limited space that includes one bedroom and an open-plan kitchen and living space, and a modest budget, Hameed chose to furnish the apartment mostly with collections from 5mm Design’s own furniture collection, while the built-in media unit was designed and built by their joinery service. It hosts the AV equipment that feeds the entire apartment and is finished in a textured dark charcoal cladding to add masculinity and depth to the design, while smoky glass mirror panels were added on both sides of the unit to create the illusion of a larger space with reflections. “This immediately brought a bright and airy feeling to the space,” reveals Hameed.

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Indeed, a neutral palette of grey, taupe, charcoal and blue – the client’s favourite hue – was chosen, along with accents of mustard, copper and brass for an elegant look. To contrast with the dark feature wall, light colours were picked for the living room furniture, and the marble tables were designed in-house. “We complemented these with a silver rug and natural coloured sofa.” Pops of colour were added with the mustard chair and graphic cushions (Horse Jacquard, Forest Illustration and Swirl cushions by 5mm Design). Meanwhile, metal finishes added liveliness in the dining area. Rich colours and layers provided a warm and lavish feel to the bedroom, with the main textured headboard wall giving the space a wow factor. “We used a cork wall covering that features blue, taupe and silver tones and contrasted it with a subtle grey soft cotton velvet upholstered bed.” Nature-inspired accessories from 5mm Design’s rock crystal collection were used to style the navy bedside tables and complement the colour scheme, adding the luxurious finishing touch. “My ethos is that anyone can create a stylish home and the budget does not always need to be sky high,” Hameed says. “We achieved the overall design with a very tight budget and created a home that truly reflects its happy owner.”

HOME COMFORTS Your home has a direct impact on you… So create a home that reflects your personality. My interior design rule is… Start with a main focal point in a room. In this project, we used our signature media unit design, from which the rest of the design flowed. Don’t be afraid to mix colours… To create visual interest. I love combining shades that are considered non-homogenous.


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If you want to live in one of the most desirable parts of Abu Dhabi, head to Saadiyat Island. Renowned for its beachfront setting combined with luxurious facilities, the community celebrates nature, art, Emirati culture and heritage. Browse our selection of bright and spacious apartments, townhouses and villas for rent and sale.

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SAADIYAT ISLAND Maria Joa Beires, Proper ty Consultant at Betterhomes, on living in a sophisticated and seren e community Ideally located, Saadiyat Island is just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. With its luxurious feel, the 27 sq. km. island is developing into a leading leisure, residential, business and cultural hub, home to the world’s largest single concentration of outstanding cultural treasures. The stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, opened in Saadiyat Island Cultural District last year. At roughly 24,000 sq. m., it is the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The island’s visitor centre Manarat Al Saadiyat (which translates from Arabic to ‘a place of enlightenment’) offers an interactive exhibition, while the striking dune-shaped UAE Pavilion, an exhibition and events venue, hosts some of the country’s most important cultural functions, such as the annual Abu Dhabi Art fair. In the future, the island will also house Zayed National Museum, to be designed by Foster and Partners; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; and a maritime museum, with concept design by Tadao Ando, among other arts pavilions. The region’s first ocean golf course can be found here: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club,

and there’s also the exclusive Saadiyat Beach Club, which boasts excellent fitness and wellness facilities. For a small entry fee, the 400-metre Saadiyat Public Beach offers a perfect day out, with its lounge chairs, lockers, changing rooms and lifeguards on duty throughout the day. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi are the first five-star properties on the island, with the luxurious Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas having very recently opened, too. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi boasts a resident marine biologist, whose role includes conserving endangered hawksbill sea turtles that nest on the sweeping beachfront. Known for its high-quality properties, Saadiyat Island has a variety of apartments, townhouses and villas. Reflecting its prime location, property is at a premium but due to its continuing development, it’s an attractive community to invest in. Residential developments include beachside community Saadiyat Beach Residences, comprising one- to fourbedroom apartments in Arabesque and Mediterranean-style, low-rise buildings, with fantastic communal facilities, such as a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, children’s playgrounds and barbecue areas. You can find four- to sevenbedroom luxury villas in new waterfront project Hidd Al Saadiyat, with amenities offering a retreat from the city buzz. Other communities include Saadiyat Beach Villas, Saadiyat Marina and the Residences at St. Regis. Award-winning British international school, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi is located on Saadiyat Island along with Redwood Montessori Nursery, while other educational facilities, such as Repton School and New York University, are located nearby. The university boasts The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, which fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship and the community. Saadiyat Island is one of the most coveted addresses in Abu Dhabi, offering a multi-cultural community with an elegant beachside lifestyle, complete with shopping, leisure and dining choices.

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SHORTEN THE SCHOOL RUN

Three homes within 15 minutes’ drive of Repton School Abu Dhabi

WHICH SCHOOL?

The Gate Tower 3 Al Reem Island Gareth Lewis Ref No. AP216576

AED 145,000 per year 3BR + Maid’s Room 1,975 sq. ft.

Gillian Hammond, head of senior school at Repton School Abu Dhabi, on developing lifelong learners What sets your school apart from others in the city?

Since opening on Al Reem Island in 2013, Repton School Abu Dhabi has carved out a reputation as a premier school in the emirate. We offer an inclusive learning environment, appealing to families from a range of backgrounds. Our pupils benefit from an international curriculum based on the British independent and national curricula, while being aligned to our vision of becoming the leading technology school in the UAE. The school is currently rated Band A (which is a Very Good rating by ADEK).

Tell us about your team…

With the exception of Arabic and Islamic Studies, our qualified and highly trained staff has a strong background in and experience with the British Curriculum. As the only Apple Distinguished School in the region, we are recognised as a centre of leadership and educational excellence, demonstrating our vision for learning with technology. The curriculum develops pupils as lifelong learners, and encourages a spirit of intellectual curiosity in the pursuit of knowledge.

Is there anything else parents should know about?

Repton School Abu Dhabi has become an example of best practice for schools in

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the region on implementing technology to enhance learning among students. We use technology from Apple to enhance content, while creatively implementing programmes to improve student learning as well as staff training. With a one-toone iPad to student ratio, the technology has been used by children as young as three up to those aged 11 to 14. This has taken the form of using various apps across subjects, with the help of student digital teams, who teach other students and are also involved in staff training.

What do your key facilities include?

The Repton Foundation School encompasses nursery and reception, as well as Year 1 and Year 2. It houses airy and bright educational spaces, several multipurpose halls, a library and an indoor swimming pool. A new campus, occupying a 25,000 sq m plot, is currently being developed to welcome a range of world-class facilities. Called Fry Campus, it is carefully designed for each year group. It currently caters to pupils from Years 3 to 6, and will offer three more year groups (up to Year 9) for the new academic year, starting September 2018. It will provide specialist facilities for all pupils from Years 3 to 13 by September 2020. The new campus, which can serve up to 1,800 pupils, will be a significant addition to the existing Rose Campus of Repton Foundation School. Both campuses will eventually serve 2,300 pupils.

Amaya Towers Al Reem Island Bruno Grandini Ref No. AP358242

RAK Tower Al Reem Island Bruno Grandini Ref No. AP357300

AED 139,000 per year 3 BR + Maid’s Room 1,943 sq. ft.

AED 120,000 per year 2 BR 1,528 sq. ft.


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Saadiyat Beach Villas Saadiyat Island

Ref No. TH332976 Nuno Barbosa

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AED 1,199,000 Studio 797 sq. ft.

AED 5,499,999 4 BR + Maid’s Room 4,101 sq. ft.


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Mamsha Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. AP334576 Maria Joao Beires

St. Regis Building 6 Saadiyat Beach

Ref No. AP348684 Thomas Peter Williams

AED 2, 788,915 1 BR 1,636 sq. ft.

AED 3, 750,000 2 BR 1,873 sq. ft.

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4-Bedroom Apartment, Saadiyat Island

PARK LIFE This amazing four-bedroom villa comes with a private swimming pool and overlooks the park in Hidd Al Saadiyat. Located on Saadiyat Island’s northwestern coast, the development, once complete, is expected to feature five-star hotels and international resorts along with the residential community, taking full advantage of the surrounding natural beauty, while remaining sensitive to the island’s stunning ecosystem. The luxuriously designed villas boast open-plan layouts to ensure continuity of movement from formal to family areas, while each also features a back garden that leads directly onto the beach. Within the community, there are a variety of villa designs to choose from that combine contemporary, modern Arabic and Mediterranean styles.

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AED 6,600,000

T H E D E TA I L S Approx size: 4,678 sq. ft. Reference No: VI346966

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Al Saadiyat HIDD Al Saadiyat Ref No. VI354700 Maria Joao Beires

Al Saadiyat HIDD Al Saadiyat Ref No. VI355857 Maria Joao Beires

AED 14,600,000 6 BR + Maid’s Room 9,731 sq. ft.

AED 8,600,000 5 BR 6,254 sq. ft.

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SAADIYAT BEACH VILLAS 4-Bedroom Apartment, Saadiyat Island

TO DIVE FOR Boasting a built-up area of more than 400 sq. m., the plot of land for this Mediterraneanstyle villa is larger than most other similar villas in the compound. It includes a hi-tech swimming pool with an efficient MultiCyclone filter and reversible cycle heat pumps, swimming and hydrotherapy jets, and water falls. The pool is surrounded with coping edge, plus high quality wood decking. There is also a complete barbeque centre, with a sink and gas supply, plus a seating area that is beautifully tiled. The back garden is wonderfully landscaped, while the front garden features a wooden pergola along with many plants and trees. The villa is located on Saadiyat Island, which offers worldrenowned hotels, two golf courses, museums and gorgeous mangroves and beaches.

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AED 6,900,000 T H E D E TA I L S Approx size: 4,435 sq. ft. Reference No: VI347316

Listed by Maria Joao Beires


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Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. VI357603 Maria Joao Beires

Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. VI356588 Maria Joao Beires

AED 400,000 5 BR 5,348 sq. ft.

AED 790,000 5 BR 7,230 sq. ft.

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Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. AP356193 Bruno Grandini

AED 400,000 5 BR 5,348 sq. ft.

HIDD Al Saadiyat

AED 350,000

Ref No. VI349328 Maria Joao Beires

4 BR 4,725 sq. ft.

Al Saadiyat

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Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. VI357596 Gareth Lewis

Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. VI357602 Maria Joao Beires

AED 300,000 5 BR + Maid’s Room 6,254 sq. ft.

Al Saadiyat Saadiyat Island

Ref No. VI353292 Maria Joao Beires

AED 400,000 5 BR 5,348 sq. ft.

AED 450,000 5 BR 5,348 sq. ft.

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OBJECT OF DESIRE

Photo by Lauren Coleman

Bring some fresh coastal vibes into your home with these stunning hand-blown glass bubbles and barnacles, which are bound together with knotted rope. Lighting designer Lindsey Adelman drew from the traditions of Japanese packaging, buoys and shibari for these playful designs. Pair of Knotty Bubbles Chandelier B with clear glass and natural rope, Dhs49,365 (USD13,440), Lindsey Adelman for Roll&Hill, lindseyadelman.com

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BAB AL SHAMS DESERT RESORT & SPA

WHERE WEDDING DREAMS TURN INTO DREAM WEDDINGS Plan your happily ever after surrounded by desert landscapes, majestic sunsets and a choice of grand venues for the big occasion. babalshams.com

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