In every environment, clients always want to be surrounded by beautiful things that make them happy.
From designing luxurious palaces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s top royalty to helping a family renovate a three-bedroom condo in Boca Raton, Clive Daniel Home’s Thuraya Khatab applies the same principles she has used during her 25 plus years as a professional interior designer. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Thuraya earned a B.A. in Interior Design from North Texas State University with intentions to work in civil engineering, but her love of architecture and interior design led her to spend 15 years as a commercial and residential design professional in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain.She has remodeled the home of a senior Kuwaiti government official and the Saudi King’s grand-daughter’s custom 35,000-square-foot palace. Other assignments in Lebanon and Bahrain included retail shops, model homes, commercial banks, hospitality projects, and an eight-story hospital. In a region where women were not allowed to work, she quietly did her own trailblazing by teaching interior design to many of Saudi’s top families. Back in the U.S., she has designed medical clinics, waterfront condos, clothing boutiques and provided interior designs for five-star hospitality projects. She was also a design consultant for the Breakers, Trump Towers and several Margaritaville hotels. These diverse transitions have given her a perspective rarely experienced by many designers. Thuraya and her husband have two teenaged sons.
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