This Australian mum-of-two strives to be different, and that is immediately apparent when you step into her beautiful home. “My husband and I love renovating homes, and we deliberate over every decision and enjoy the process of creating our own environment that reflects our personality,” says Sacha. “I don’t really like sticking to the rules of interior design.”
Certainly in the six years that this family of four has lived here, Sacha has broken away from the Dubai norm, creating a modern home with a “touch of vintage and shabby chic”.
“The textured paint effect on the walls makes me feel like I live in a well-worn home, and I love the warmth that the wooden, honey-coloured floorboards create,” says Sacha.
As much attention has been given to the furniture as it has the structure. “We have a delightful ‘rolling couch’ in our front room – it’s the focal point. It’s seriously comfortable and loaded with blankets and cushions,” she says.
And, as if to demonstrate that this couple likes to be different, there is “an old barricade” that they found at an imports store. “It was part of the shop fixture and not for sale. But I loved the industrial look of it. I hung it up on the wall and now it’s art – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
But for Sacha’s daughter, the prize possession is her stunning white piano. “I just love it as a piece of furniture,” says Sacha.