Meet the lovely Carol Sukkar, owner and soul of our partner Blanc D’Ivoire Dubai , one of our favourite home interior stores in town. If you love beautiful decorated home, you must visit her store: you will be spoilt for choice of furniture, accessories, lighting and tableware. And to help you to pick the best pieces for your new home, here are Carol’s tips and advice for the perfect gift registry!
Good morning Carol, thank you for your time! Could you please start with a few words about you and Blanc D’Ivoire Dubai?
Good Morning! Yes sure, BLANC D’IVOIRE HOME INTERIOR FURNITURE DUBAI is a luxurious high-end and affordable home furniture store that has been created with a perception of transforming houses into homes with an elegant and chic feel. The merchandise is made from premium quality materials with exquisite details and finishes that are affordable. Each piece creates the perfectly elegant home. All the items are imported from France & Netherlands.
How would you describe Blanc D’Ivoire signature aesthetic?
The brand BLANC D’IVOIRE has been across the French region for over 20 years and has fast become the go-to decorating specialist. The established furnishing brand represents a French lifestyle with collections inspired by charming antique pieces rethought for a modern lifestyle. The brand’s mission is to create an impact within homes across the world and to differentiate among other home stores. The style is a mix of contemporary, shabby chic and a touch of modern mainly using light colors that give you the feeling that you live in the French Riviera.
Would you like to share some decorating secrets with our new couples for their new home?
My advice would be to keep all of the colors in harmony, leave breathable space and keep it simple and natural.
Any must have hot new trends on home decorating?
For the bedroom sun mirrors are in style now, perfect on the wall behind the headboard.
For the living room, subtle and fresh color palettes & styles that will enable us to feel happier. In addition to the new colorful cushions that are perfect for the spring / summer as well as lamps in modern shapes and sizes are also in style now!
For the dining room, the style now is having the color of the tabletop different than the legs. Mixing the chair colors or even having a bench instead of a few chairs.
What are your personal favorite pieces from your store?
I’m in love with the uniquely designed Sam round coffee tables and the Matteo bookcase. Their Colors are very exquisite & unique.
What are the essential pieces a couple shouldn’t forget while planning their home interior?
Sofa is the most intimate piece of furniture you can ever buy. Cutlery, plates and more importantly – bed sheets- it keeps the bedroom alive!
What are the dos & don’ts to keep in mind while planning your new interior?
I would go for neutral sofas and spice it up with colorful cushions, rugs, lampshade and a special one of a kind chandelier. Make sure to choose a sofa that has the right balance between being comfortable and stylish.
I wouldn’t add to many pieces of furniture that would make the room cluttered.
Just for fun, what is that one dream wedding gift that you would be thrilled to have?
I would love to get a big sized dining table with comfortable chairs as most of the time spent is around the dining table with family & friends.
You can discover Blanc d’Ivoire gorgeous range of furniture and accessories and start selecting your favourite items for your registry on our website as well as in their amazing showroom where their lovely team will be delighted to assist you in creating your dream new home.
Address: Al Wasl Road, Villa 6, Umm Suqeim 1, Between Um Al Sheif and Al Manara, Next to Falcon House Bus stop (click here for location map and contact details).