Shortlist Success for VSHD Design JLT

VSHD Design JLT have achieved shortlist success with thier project “K20” on the Palm Jumeriah, Dubai being shortlisted in the Gulf States Living Space category.


“Whenever VSHD accept a project, VSHD don’t think of how we will design the space as much as how the design will change people’s lives”. The client’s brief was to redesign the house to maximize the spectacular view and introduce some glamour & sophistication without comprising comport or style”.










While glamour can often be defined in this part of the world by glittery and shinny surfaces, the Palm Jumeirah residence was redesigned to prove how this does not always have to be the case and in fact how the opposite can often work in a very elegant fashion.


Glamour was introduced through using neutral shades, sumptuous textures and elegant proportions. While the house is directly on the sea, the spaces, proportions and finishes did not reflect the value of the property and also made the shell look heavy. The shell of the house has been outfitted with large slabs of honed limestone and white plaster walls with dark oak accents. All openings were recycled creating oversized glass partitions to open up the house to the breath taking view that had been utilized.


Throughout this design, every room has a story… a history achieved through the mix of Asiana, antiques and modern pieces. Spaces were redesigned for geometry and light to play an important role in defining those spaces.


“The ID&A awards are important due to their reputation and outreach in the industry”.