Pallavi Dean, Owner & Design Director, Pallavi Dean Interiors

Before setting up the firm, Pallavi spent a decade working for top international firms in Dubai and London including GAJ, PRP and RMJM. Projects include: The Delano Dubai, Edelman Abu Dhabi and Sheraa Sharjah. Pallavi is also an accomplished Furniture designer. ‘You can change someone’s mood, elevate their state of being. You can influence their behaviour. Obviously it helps if it’s under budget and ahead of time.’