Nicole Rodrigues Larsen
Out of the four Palm Jumeirah homes Nicole Rodrigues owns, she likes this one the best. “We have moved to eight different homes in the first five years here, always looking for something bigger or better. This is the one place we have lived in the longest as it’s just right for us.”
The eight-bedroom villa has a private pool and beach, and was personally decorated by Nicole. “It’s Mediterranean style, with a classic design that’s timeless,” she says. Having a husband in the home furnishings business, much of the furniture was imported through useful contacts and then supplemented with clever buys from local stores.
The white living room is her masterwork, receiving gasps of awe from visiting friends. Her most treasured piece though, is the one that has the most emotional value. “It’s the white piano that my daughter plays. It reminds me daily of how hard I worked to be able to give her piano lessons, and today she has them. It brings me great contentment to watch her playing it.” As for items on her interiors wish list, Nicole responds with the broad term, “everything”.
And how does the model agency boss choose to describe her current home? “Pure Perfect Paradise on Frond P!” she says playfully. “I think I’ll keep this one until my kids are older, and then they can pass it on to future generations.”