A Maldivian Touch

Olga Melnikova from OL Interiors breathes life into a Palm Jumeirah home by filling it with character and warmth

Photography – Sergey Nekrasov

Initially devoid of character and warmth, this Palm Jumeirah home stood as a blank canvas, waiting to be infused with boho elegance, Maldivian inspirations, and a touch of familial charm. The challenge was clear: to metamorphose an empty, impersonal space into a boho minimalist sanctuary. 

Olga’s expertise lay in weaving warm creamy tones, cosy textures, and artful compositions into every corner of the villa. With a family of three children in mind, each room was meticulously crafted to reflect individual personalities while harmonizing within the overarching design narrative.

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A warm, inviting ambiance in the dining area

The living room became a haven; inviting both guests and the family to unwind in style, with sofas and terracotta armchairs from Poliform, a floor lamp from Artemide and Art de Vivre carpets with curtains from Katrin & Alex and coffee tables from Crate & Barrel complete the space. Soft furnishings, carefully curated decor, and panoramic views of the sea set the stage for intimate gatherings and cherished moments. The dining area emerged as a focal point, adorned with bespoke plaster art crafted by a sculptor-artist transposed against a stunning Bloomingdale’s table with chairs from Marina Home. This unique masterpiece added a powerful design element to the space, elevating the overall dining experience.

Olga Melnikova’s design prowess extended to sourcing special designer pieces and materials, collaborating with notable brands for furniture and lighting, and coordinating with skilled contractors to bring her vision to life. She infused every element with a sense of bio-ecological friendliness, warmth, and comfort. The villa, once devoid of personality, now exudes a welcoming aura that beckoned one to linger, relax, and savour moments of tranquility.

Textures play against each other in earthy tones in the bedroom

Technical sheet of the Palm Jumeirah home

Upholstery: Defure
Furniture: Poliform, Bo Concept, Bloomingdale’s, Marina Home, Crate & Barrel, Kit & Kaboodle
Lighting: Artemide,Louis Poulsen, Dantone Home, Slamp, Nemo
Carpets: Art de Vivre
Curtains: Katrin & Alex
Soft furnishing: Baccarat
Paint: Benjamin Moore

Images by Sergei Nekrasov

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