Real estate expert Kristin Spindler and husband David Smoot wanted their Palm Jumeirah European Gallery View beach house to be simple and elegant but also comfortable, light-hearted and inviting.
“We chose a neutral colour palette to brighten living areas and accentuate sea views. We admire contemporary European design and crisp modern lines,” Kristin tells us.
Kristin and David decorated the place themselves, but relied on Farhad Nawrozzadeh of Casa Nova in Dubai for assistance in choosing key pieces of furniture. The black-and-white Parabolica swivel chair is a particular favourite.
Kristin’s favourite piece of art is Jayashree Chakravarty’s painting of two boys standing in a river; it gives off a natural energy yet paradoxically also has a calming effect.
“Someday I would like to build our own home,” muses Kristin. “I ran a real estate development and home-building business in the US; having spent lots of time and creative energy building dream homes for others, I would really like to apply that expertise to our own project.”