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Everything You Need To Know About Vogue Living Arabia, Starring Sheikha Majda Al Sabah

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Sheikha Majda Al Sabah stars on the launch issue of Vogue Living Arabia. Photographed by Sebastian Böttcher

Today, Vogue Arabia reveals the inaugural issue of its extension, Vogue Living Arabia. Kuwaiti entrepreneur, mental health activist, and style icon Sheikha Majda Al Sabah stars on the cover of the launch issue of what will be a twice-yearly publication distributed with Vogue Arabia.

Sheikha Majda Al Sabah at her family’s Moroccan holiday home. Photographed by Sebastian Böttcher for Vogue Living Arabia’s launch issue.

Vogue Living Arabia is released into the world at a time when we can’t help but feel more connected than ever with our homes. “It was an unfortunate coincidence that we decided to produce and launch this extension of Vogue Arabia in a moment when the world secluded itself behind closed doors,” says editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut. “If there is something that quarantine taught us all – and personally I feel extremely blessed in this aspect – it is that we should nurture and love the space we live in, as from now on, we never know how long we will spend in it.”

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Palace in Kuwait designed by Walid Sfeir. Photographed by Mark Luscombe-Whyte

Bringing together the best of the worlds of fashion and interiors, Vogue Living Arabia is one magazine you will want to adorn your home with, considering all the stylish, interior design inspiration it holds. The upfront section introduces the region’s most lavish interiors, from Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, to private palaces in Bahrain and Riyadh, created by foremost interior masters, such as Alidad and Walid Sfeir.

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Lilian Afshar of L’Afshar, who has just launched a new line of homeware. Courtesy

The Pinboard section highlights the trends and moods of the season in statement tableware, furnishings, and decor, including the launch of Lilian Afshar’s brand-new homeware collection for her label L’Afshar, before we step inside the region’s most charismatic homes. Kuwaiti Sheikha Majda opens the doors to her magnificent Moroccan holiday home where her family goes to relax and rejuvenate, Lebanese interior architect Nabil Dada takes us behind the scenes of his latest spectacular renovation overlooking Jounieh Bay, and three eclectic Iranian artists showcase the colorful home and studio they share in Dubai.

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HH Muneera Al Rashed, Founder of Ode interior design firm, Riyadh. Photographed by Abdullah Al-Musharraf

We also meet the illustrious female forces driving the region’s design industry forward, including HH Muneera al Rashed, founder of Ode interior design firm in Riyadh, Rabah Saeid, founder and creative director of Styled Habitat, Pallavi Dean, founder of Roar interior design studio, and Rawan Alsahsah, founder of RIS Group interior design firm in Jeddah, who believes that “a lot of people are moving towards the concept of mindful and holistic living.” Two women who are also pioneering lifestyle entrepreneurs are Jessica Kahawaty and her mother, Rita. They share the story behind their new food baby, Mama Rita food delivery service, and what drives them to deliver comfort tastes and flavors to the region.

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Jessica and Rita Kahawaty photographed by Maria Kordzadze, Styled by Mohammad Hazem Rezq

Whether you love a space that is bursting with vibrant hues, or like your decor muted with a few splashes of color, let Vogue Living Arabia inspire you to take your home to the next level. The issue comes alive with color, prints, wallpapers, lavish fabrics, dramatic architecture, and plenty of confidence — all that is needed to make your home, yours.

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Handpainted wallpaper, Fromental; P5 Lavinia armchair, T8 Cosimo side table, carpet, Lazzarini & Pickering for Marta Sala Éditions. Photo: Bastien Lattanzio

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