Hoda Abou-Jamra and Helmut Schuehsler
For this Austrian and Canadian couple, their four-bedroom villa on The Palm is not only their sanctuary but also a prime spot for entertaining. “The views of the beach are so soothing, we love relaxing in the lounge looking out to sea and watching the sunset,” says Hoda. “It’s also a very social space – ideal for hosting parties and receptions.”
While the villa itself is obviously modern, Helmut and Hoda have given this contemporary space a twist by furnishing it with stand-out European pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries. “The Baroque sideboards in the entrance hall are our favourite pieces. They were bought in London, many years ago,” says Hoda. Similarly, she says their Baroque mirror in the dining room is a “real eye-catcher” and the centrepiece of the room.