Client: Private Residence
Completion Date: 2009
Scope: Interior Design and Landscaping
Location: El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt

The concept behind the interiors of this second home in El Gouna is "Art Meets Design", where the finishings chosen are clean and elegant, designed to showcase the creativity and artwork of the artist, Janan Shihadeh, who designed several unique pieces for the house. The bold use of colour, texture and pattern, in both the interiors and the exterior, give the space a dynamic and vibrant character that perfectly complements the modern architecture of this Michael Graves-designed house.

Sunken seating areas in the main reception area and outdoors provide unobstructed views of the pool and the lagoon beyond it. The central axis of the house is positioned to create a main line of vision from the entrance straight through the sunken living area to the exterior, making the view the focal point of the house. Wall volumes were diminished to create open living spaces, opening the main entertaining area onto the kitchen/dining area. Natural materials such as terrazzo, slate, mother of pearl and stone used in floor and wall finishes tie-in with the surrounding natural topography, and were used to create harmony and continuity between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Featured in the 2010 Andrew Martin Interior Design Review > View publication

Highly Commended, 2010 Bloomberg Arabian Property Award > read more