Wellness meets luxury in Dubai villa designed by Bergman Design House

Bergman Design House has unveiled its newest project, the Thoughtful Barefoot Luxury Villa in Dubai’s luxurious Tilal Al Ghaf residential community. We stepped inside – barefoot of course – to have a look…

view from open terrace and indoor seating at The Thoughtful Barefoot Luxury Villa by Bergman Design House

Marie Soliman and Albin Berglund of Bergman Design House have unveiled the interiors for the new Thoughtful Barefoot Luxury Villa. The internationally acclaimed design studio’s vision for thoughtful luxury will appeal to those who enjoy the finer things in life, but also care about their own sense of wellness. This villa offers intimacy, privacy and a quiet and peaceful indoor-outdoor sanctuary within which to relax, recharge and feel fulfilled. With a light and airy palette and the use of natural materials throughout, the lines between outside and in are blurred, resulting in a soulful space in which owners will wish to kick off their shoes, soak up the surrounding nature and unwind.

view across living area and seating with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors outside

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The six-bedroom, six-bathroom villa with two powder rooms provides over 352 square metres of exquisite indoor-outdoor living space and sits on Lanai Island’s glittering, sand-lined lagoon and has been designed with the wellness-conscious aesthete in mind.

“Our design palette is light, organic and carved with rich layers of Zen,” commented Albin Berglund, Co-Founder, Bergman Design House. “We have used our signature materials and expert craftsmanship in a new calm and mesmeric space located in a stunning sandy lagoon within easy reach of the city of Dubai. This private residence is perfect for spending time with family and loved ones—it soothes and comforts, it is a sanctuary.”

dining room in Barefoot Luxury Villa in natural colours and finishes

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The property is located on the lagoon with soft, inviting white sandy beaches; an idyllic oasis of calm within which to relax or be active. Along with sunbathing and water activities, residents will be able to enjoy purpose-built barbecue areas, a fully equipped outdoor gym complete with hydrotherapy pool and a range of beach-friendly sporting activities.

“My absolute favourite space in the villa is the hidden gym surrounded by the mesmeric landscape,” said Marie Soliman, Founder and Creative Director, Bergman Design House. “I could personally live there all day! An absolute dream of fully equipped and tailored gym equipment, hydrotherapy, boxing, you name it!”

gym in Barefoot Luxury Villa open to garden with gym equipment and spa

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“We also love the use of modern limewash paint specially developed to create surfaces with soul and spaces with a relaxed, natural look and feel – all while using organic ingredients,” added Berglund.

Bergman Design House used natural paint without any harmful fumes or substances throughout the villa. As a raw material, made from seashells, it starts as a stone or, chemically, calcium carbonate. It then gets heated with fire, during the process of which carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, creating calcium oxide. After cooling down, the burned limestone rocks get mixed into water. This then liquifies the stone, and it becomes lime putty, or calcium hydroxide. The lime putty forms the basis of the paint, which then gets mixed and purified before pigments are added. When it is then finally painted on the wall it completes the full circle back to microscopic stone. It does so with the simple action of combining itself with the previously released CO2 from the air.

The location of the property, Tilal Al Ghaf Dubai, is the new barefoot luxury vision for the Dubai flagship multi-functional community of Majid Al Futtaim. It is conceived as an integrated life experience based on sustainable design, art and the science of organizing a place, to create a cultural and soulful community for family living.

Main image credit: Bergman Design House