ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Kym Jackson Shen
Haute Bohème is born from the heart and vision of Kym Jackson Shen, a woman who loves a world of travel, culture, family, interiors, beauty, laughter, and the ocean. As a 20-year-old, she found herself drawn to home renovations in Australia. Then a few years later, she was swept up in her life’s journey. The journey began in Japan where she lived and worked in the melting pot that is Tokyo before exploring the many diverse countries and locations in Asia. Next, she journeyed to the south of France, where she spent seven years sailing the high seas on board luxury superyachts. She cruised the Americas, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Australia, and a few trans-Atlantic Ocean crossings in between.
She met her sailor husband out on the oceans. They ultimately returned to land and settled in Dubai. Even though Kym is a true gypsy at heart, she possesses a great love of the finer things. Seven years and two little girls later, the love of renovating has returned! Enter the Lakehouse Villa, a renovated villa completed at the end of 2017 now available for short term holiday rental.
The majority of the pieces in the Lakehouse are what inspired Kym to create the concept for Haute Bohème. Upon opening the door to the property, visitors step inside this treasure-filled retreat tucked away in the gated community of Emirates Living. Once inside, the noise of the city fades, and guests will have that sense of serenity that can only be described as home. Kym’s ultimate dream is to bring that same sense of beauty, natural calm, and classical style to your own home or space.