You could be forgiven for thinking this home is an American townhouse, given its traditional style and classic tastes. But this villa is actually on the other side of the world a few continents away, within a gated residence in New Cairo, Egypt. The house, dubbed an ‘American Dream Home’ has been renovated for a young couple. The two eschewed some of the more traditional local designs for rich patterns and fittings in order to give a multicultural feel to their space. What’s more, it’s luxurious, cozy and full of surprises! Let’s take a look.
Most homes in Egypt have a living room and a separate classic reception room for receiving guests. Nonetheless, the owners of this space wanted to have just one large living room for use on all occasions.
First, we’ll take a look at the kitchen and dining room area. The area is, in fact, open plan, and situated centrally within the house. The owner wanted to be able to cook while being able to see into the living room where the children usually play.
Looking up, lighting elements in this home are a medley of styles. The collection of Restoration Hardware lamps in the kitchen paired with spot lights around the room’s border helps with seeing what you’re doing. But that large EAT sign on the wall is also an attraction against the plain wall – hopefully exciting enough to draw the kids in for mealtime!
Hoda Lasheen Interior Design, the design team behind this project, wanted to create a good source of light for the living room. During the planning stages, there was an issue with light in the central part of the room potentially blocking views of the television from other viewpoints. Eventually, a cluster of lights above the sofa became the solution to spreading the light out around the room. The lights are stunning to look at whilst still being practical.
We love how the use of silk curtains give a luxurious vibe. Additionally, notice the simple yet elegant color collection of browns, grays, and blues. Similar colors also appear upstairs too.
The top floor was originally three rooms and a living room. Now, the space houses a dressing room connected to a master bedroom. There is also a sliding door in order to have some privacy whilst using the room, and in case the other is sleeping.
Another surprising feature in the master bedroom is the large window that connects the bathroom and bedroom. This design allows you to watch TV from the bathtub!
The finishing touch to the master bedroom is this quiet chaise. The pendant lighting and graceful curtain combination at the windows complete this relaxing spot.
What would you do with your basement area? This house has allowed the basement space to become a family shared area, and a place to unwind. The bare brick walls give the room a natural and relaxed look.
The garden area is a charming space with plenty of furniture to have family and friends over. Partitions and greenery pair together to create some privacy.
Overall, friends will be thrilled with the fun surprises and fabulous lighting arrangements dotted around in this American Dream Home.