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CAROL SUKKAR // HOME & SOUL

February 20, 2018
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Beachroad Magazine head to the beautiful light and airy haven that is Home & Soul in Umm Suqeim to meet founder Carol Sukkar. Home and Soul is a lifestyle concept store that blends furniture, fashion, design and accessories.

NAME? // Carol Sukkar.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Research & Development - Fine Hygienic Paper Company.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Owner at Home & Soul.

WHY DUBAI? // i love the mix of cultures and diversity the city has to offer.

WHO ARE YOUR FURNITURE / DECOR AND INTERIOR INFLUENCES? // Catherine, our interior designer, online magazines and instagram.

WHAT INSPIRED / MOTIVATED YOU TO START HOME & SOUL? // My Mother.

LAUNCHING HOME & SOUL, WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE? // Sourcing the right furniture for the UAE based clients.

INTERIORS ASIDE, WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // i love running my own business and giving the clients the opportunity to create beautiful homes.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE AL WASL ROAD / UMM SUQEIM FOR Home and Soul? // I lived in this area before and i think its a very nice area to open a store within a quiet residential area.

WHAT INTERIOR / FURNITURE STORES ARE YOU A FAN OF IN DUBAI? // I love the Bowery Company & Abode.

GLOBALLY WHAT WOULD BE YOUR 5 DREAM LOCATIONS FOR NEW HOME & SOUL STORES? // Bali, Paris, Aqaba, Australia and Miami.

WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVOURITE PIECES IN HOME & SOUL? // Tancy 3 seater Sofa in white, Anita arm chair in white wash and Sam coffee tables.

WHERE DID THE HOME & SOUL NAME COME FROM? // Our precious interior designer Catherine Glaz.

WHO DESIGNED THE LOGO / BRANDING FOR HOME & SOUL? // The Brand Park.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My family.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Staying successful.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Xxx.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My grandfather, he was a very successful man, i wish i can become like him one day!.

YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? // Tiesto.

YOUR FAVOURITE CLOTHING BRAND? // Isabel Marrant.

IF YOU WERE NOT RUNNING HOME & SOUL WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING ? // Taking care of my family.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE JOURNEY AND DESTINATION? // My favourite journey is how i created this space into a concept store, the best destination is where we are now.

IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANY DESIGNER ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Coco Chanel.

WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Lovely lanterns to my friend for her house warming party.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Live your life freely and happily, do what makes you happy!

WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? // Worrying about the success of our business.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Anxiousness and worry.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Procrastination.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Salma Hayek.

LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // John Newman - Love Me Again.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Rich Dad, Poor Dad.


THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // When i delivered my second son Karim.

FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // Bali, Spain, italy, France and Sri Lanka.

LEAST FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // USA.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // A good night out with friends.

WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Failure.

YOUR MOTTO / MESSAGE? // DO what makes you happy, you will always be successful.

Photography by Natelee Cocks

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