Friday, June 5, 2009


This project was a HUGE challenge, as we ONLY had 30 days to finish it. When I say a huge challenge I truly mean it! We had to change and revamp everything from the staircase railing, the reception, the living room, the dining room, and the guest powder room. Wallpapers, murals, faux finishes, custom furniture upholstery, lighting, drapery, accessories, wall paneling, heavily carved architraves, you name it we did it! We even custom made the floor rugs (Savonnerie), incorporating the entire color scheme of the fabrics into them.
Fabrics were ordered from Paris, furniture from Theodore Alexander, chandeliers from Turkey, accessories from Germany and Italy. Every single element in this project was custom made and ordered. It wasn’t easy at all! We were all on top of one another, like ants day and night trying to finish it in our 30 day period.
The client wanted to the whole look to be ultra feminine, rich and extreme extravagance. The color palette was derived from Marie Antoinette, Madame Pompadour and Laduree’s macarons.
The entrance of the house was done in purples, lavenders, apple green and touches of pink. The main sofa under the staircase took 15 days to upholster alone, because of all the patchwork done on the back of the sofa. Using different fabrics, laces and trimmings, and sewing them together. It was a very complicated piece. The single chairs next to it, we named the cupcake chair.
The drawing room was done in yellows, pinks, and greens. The 2 large green sofas were in Veraseta silk, and J.Pansu velvet. We even had the crochet trimming on the edges custom made to match the colors of the sofas. The 2 pink sofas were also in J. Pansu velvet, and we created green roses to go in place of buttons for the capitone look. The yellow curtains were hand embroidered with bouquets of roses.
The dining room was slightly darker using burgundy and turquoise. The burgundy silks were Veraseta and the turquoise damask metallic velvet was from Persan.
The Lobby

Drawing Room

Dining Room

Powder Room


  1. Hello Laith

    I came across your blogspot by chance and I'm very impressed by your work and all the pictures of your shop to say the least! Would love to drop by but I can't seem to find any info about it's exact location! Whereabouts are you on Jumeirah? Thanks!

  2. Hello
    Thank you for your comments. I really apreciate them. We are located on Al Wasl Road Jumeirah. If you are driving toward Al Ghazal Mall which is at the end of Al Wasl Road, right before it there are 6 villas on your right hand side, and we are in the first 2 villas, with a huge sign board which says Burlesque. Hoping to see you soon. Thanks

  3. hi. i saw u profiling yr shop on the dubaione channel,on the (if i recall correctly)..out & about show. i was blown away,even tho i live in nigeria,i copied yr ad,e-mail,fone no just incase i come to dubai! hopefully i'll be coming soon,then i'll check your magnificient gallery. It's heartwarming and comforting to see places like these where i can go to shop! Thanks.