Isam Dahmash, owner of Andrew Martin & The Rug Company Dubai and CPD, decorated his Umm Suqeim home, which he shares with his wife and son, himself. Well, he does work in the interiors world. “I think I would drive an interior designer crazy!” he admits.
“I like to mix things I find during my travels,” says Isam. “I go to many furniture trade shows and see the most exquisite pieces – sometimes I just can’t resist!” He adds, “Of course, I have lots from Andrew Martin & The Rug Company.”
Isam is a big fan of contemporary Middle Eastern art, especially Palestinian. A collection of Palestinian photographs taken in a refugee camp in Lebanon by children aged between seven and 12 using a disposable camera has particular sentimental value.
His favourite piece of furniture is an orange Regina chair by Poltrona Frau, and he loves spending time in the living room, which he terms “the melting pot of all things I find comfortable.”