Following their recent shortlisting success in the Gulf States – Residential £5 million plus category (property value), Etcetera Living LLC have achieved further success with their “7th Heaven” project being shortlisted in the Gulf States – Living Space category in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2014.
Submitted by: Etcetera Living LLC
Location: Al Barari, Dubai
Date Delivered: January 2014
A show apartment for the launch of 7th Heaven apartments in the residential development of Al Barari. The client specified a completely different look from the villas for the launch of the apartments. Apartments are two bedroomed as that was the most popular configuration.
Bathrooms were to be light and airy. The sitting / living space had to incorporate the kitchen and maximize the space.
With bi-fold glass doors the apartment had to have an indoor / outdoor feel whilst retaining the feeling of a luxury home. A major request was to optimize the amount of storage in the apartment without compromising on design.
As the storage was a priority the closet space was designed to be all mirrored to create the illusion of more space and in the living area we filled one wall with push door cupboards for extra storage.
The whole look is of a contemporary home that could be in any major city in the world but maximizing the amazing views of the landscape and the Dubai skyline.
For Etcetera Living, as a middle east based interior design company it is important to them that they spread their wings and see the UK is the next step to introduce the company to a more international market.
Etcetera Living has so far only concentrated on the middle east but as their portfolio has grown they have seen the need to diversify and entering international awards is the ideal way forward.