Tej Raj Lohia

Burj Khalifa
ByNatasha FaruqueMonday , 16 June 2014
Raj says, “My artwork is my biggest extravagance”
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Raj says, “My artwork is my biggest extravagance”
This apartment literally gives the owner a bird’s eye view from the tallest building in the world
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This apartment literally gives the owner a bird’s eye view from the tallest building in the world
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It must be a thrill to live in the tallest building in the world and Tej Raj Lohia admits his home in Dubai’s landmark skyscraper is a fabulous place to live.

The Managing Director of Eagle Hunters Security Services might have opted to move from the more suburban villa-based comforts of The Meadows to this monument five years ago, due to its second-to-none security features, but this Emaar properties aficionado insists that that wasn’t the reason behind his move.

Given that Tej moved into an immaculately conceived and executed new-build, it took him and a Spanish design company 90 days to complete the interiors so he could settle in. Little touches were all that was needed to make this spectacular space a home – the addition of some specially selected wallpaper and the hanging of his carefully curated art collection completed the process.

A gold Buddha takes pride of place in the apartment and automatically draws visitors’ eyes, and a chandelier adds grandeur to the kitchen – both unique touches in this high-ceilinged dwelling. His favourite spot? Tej admits he finds complete relaxation in his bedroom, decked out in soothing shades. “The colours in the room really relax me. It’s the perfect place to be cocooned in at the end of a hectic day.”

Top Tip 
● Muted shades can be jazzed up with gold and silver metallic accessories. Check out red-hot designer Tom Dixon’s latest ‘Club’ series featuring furniture, lighting and accessories unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair 2014.