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Laith Abdel Hadi
“My client’s request was to create a curated space with a feel that pieces were collected over time,” reveals interior designer Laith Abdel Hadi who shuttles between Dubai, London and Saudi Arabia.
This contemporary residence enhances perfectly the balance between bright colors, strong contrasts and the elegance of some the most coveted pieces by Portuguese furniture brand Boca do Lobo. Laith had envisioned the space to be a harmonious space full of opulence, glamour and a dash of rock and roll.
White walls allows the colourful Boca Do Lobo furniture and art collections take centre-stage
The airy, open-plan London house serves as a prime backdrop for story after unforgettable story behind nearly every item in the space—from a Boca Do Lobo Versailles sofa in deep blue velvet to the blue agate encrusted kitchen countertop specially flown in from India.
The key to making this project unique is to have the client’s art collection take centre stage. All the walls are painted in crisp white to have the art speak and stand out. Abdel Hadi worked around the colors of a peacock feather: blue, green, caramel for the formal area. The ambiance is filled with geometric and curved silhouettes to create a lively dimension from the ground up.
In the open plan living room, art is detailed in every piece of furniture in the house. Contemporary and maximalism styles sits comfortably and together create the perfect juxtaposition.
The ceiling in the kitchen serves as the fifth wall
Even the kitchen is not spared of stunning art adorning the space on the walls and ceiling too. A credo that art to be enjoyed anytime and anywhere. An outstanding design in the kitchen is a white and blue-tiled sideboard. The kitchen countertop was a challenge for its size as it is entirely made of blue agate crystal, which a bespoke piece and flown from India to London. Heritage sideboard, from Limited Edition, dictates an overall look and feel about this unique space.
“I added the Heritage sideboard in the dining area that worked perfectly with the kitchen blue agate countertop to pull in all the different shades of blue,” shares Abdel Hadi
Abdel Hadi pointed out that all the furniture pieces are curated to complement the clients’ art collection. Just like the art, each curated piece of furniture is dreamy in design and functional.
Minotti, Jonathan Adler, Eichholtz, Tom Dixon, The Rug Company, Hudson Furniture NY by Barlas Baylar just to name a few, are other luxury and exquisite brands that the designer chose for this inspiring interior design project.
“One of the brands, I worked with on this project is the obvious choice of Boca Do Lobo. I genuinely love the exaggerated fantasy-like art pieces they created, which I believe will be sought after collectibles 20 years from now,” says Abdel Hadi who aims to create an interior design project that reflects the clients’ style and personality, always pushing the boundaries of style and design a bit further.