Sam Abbas, with two decades of experience in interior design under her belt, opens a swanky studio in Bath Island.
Samina Abbas, better known as Sam and also as cricketer Zaheer Abbasâ€™s talented wife, took her experience to a quaint villa in Bath Island, magically transforming it into a space that belied its origin. With over 3000 large and little plants lending a human touch to the sharply designed space, it was easy to forget that you were in Pakistan.
â€œEverything is made in Pakistan,â€ she confirmed at the sophisticated launch, as one admired a tiered sideboard that flaunted rich tones of brown. It was a stunning piece in an array of furniture that was impossible to choose favourites amongst. Creating a very strong signature that reflected a contemporary, strong and expensive ethos, the pieces played with black, white and silver while blending in sepia tones of browns and gold. The new collection, titled Arris â€“ as the name suggests – was a sharp intersection of classic and what can safely be acquainted with contemporary that hasnâ€™t lost its timeless elegance.
The opening of the studio was attended by many of the well-heeled connoisseurs of art and lifestyle in the city of Karachi. The designerâ€™s society friends, who have been loyal clients for well over a decade, walked in to admire and appreciate what can be observed as one of the most tasteful lifestyle spaces in the city. One is used to experiencing cramped spaces and over-crowded show rooms that basically sell items of wood and never ideas. On the contrary, this show-home took one through a visual journey of how a home should look, room by room. Everything from the furniture to artwork, the upholstery to the accessories is part of the presentation.
â€œI am very proud of my wife,â€ Zaheer Abbas said over a boutique chocolate that had the â€˜SAâ€™ monogram carved onto it. â€œSheâ€™s worked very hard and this is all her hard work.â€
Sam Abbas is also one of the Pondâ€™s Miracle Mentors of 2015, an honour that pays testament to her work and dedication.