Recently I had the pleasure to work with Pariya Manafi and Naqsh Architecture to accessorize and style the photoshoot of a single-storey contemporary farmhouse located in Al Khawaneej, Dubai. Pariya's team was responsible for the full project, covering the architecture, interior design and landscaping of the modern new-build home.
The project is a notable lesson in calm and contemporary architectural design, coming very close to what I imagine our dream home to feel like. Below are some of the highlights from the shoot.
Project: Modern Farmhouse
Location: Al Khawaneej, Dubai, UAE
Architecture, interior design, landscaping: Naqsh Architecture
Accessories, styling: Emaan Home
Photography: Natelee Cocks
The farmhouse is an L-shaped building with long, low crisp lines that flank a rectangular raised patio and built-in infinity pool. The home is set in the centre of a large rectangular grassy lot and is preceded by a short concrete driveway lined with towering palm trees on either side that remind you of the streets of LA.
Inside, there is an open layout with the kitchen and dining room in the centre, anchoring the L-shaped plan. Each arm leads from the dining room to the elongated living room on the right or to the hallway leading to the bedrooms on the left.
The living room is divided into 3 seating areas, unified by a muted color scheme of taupes, gresy and white in natural fabrics. Two long walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to the patio, bathing the space in natural light and creating an inviting transition between the inside and the outside. The result is an elegant, airy and peaceful place to relax and contemplate.
Black designer dining table and chairs contrast in perfect balance with the marble block island and white handle-less cabinetry. Below, thoughtfully-curated sofas and loungers add coziness and warmth while industrial-grey floor tiles and black accent furniture ground the meeting space.
Styling this shoot with Pariya and Natelee was a joy thanks to the quiet, minimalist style envisioned for the space. To see it evolve into a home that is restful and welcoming was inspiring. What a beautiful canvas created by Pariya's team, ready to be filled with love, laughter and soul.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the home tour where i'll reveal the rest of the house, focusing on the bedrooms, and outdoor living and pool area.