Shortlist Success for Etcetera Living LLC

Etcetera Living LLC have been successfully shortlised in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2014 with their Water Villa project entering the Gulf States Interior Design Residential £5 million plus (property value) category

Water villa dining area


A water villa on the beautiful island of Nurai just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The house is to be used as a holiday home.













The client wanted a contemporary yet relaxed space where family and friends could gather to relax. Maximum utilisation of space (including the roof area) was particularly important. As the house is only to be used at weekends and holidays the space should be functional and practical with minimum up keep.

Water villa guest area

Bedrooms were to be kept simple but maximising views of the Arabian gulf and the decking area to have plenty of relaxation areas for both sitting in the shade and sunbathing .


The roof area is to be used for barbeques and entertaining family. Overall, the house needed to reflect a modern but relaxed home. Water villa mbr area

The designer’s favourite aspect of project is that every spare area has been utilized to maximum effect.

Having such an amazing location , with the beautiful aquamarine sea right outside made the villa easy to decorate. Keeping the palette very neutral and using the exterior scenery as the backdrop.


As a middle east based interior design company , Etcetera Living LLC feel it is important that the company spread their wings and that the UK is the next step to introduce Etcetera Living LLC to a more international market!