KYIV APARTMENT: MINIMALIST KITCHEN, DESIGNER FURNITURE AND GYPSUM BAS RELIEFS
Metric area: 130 m²
Number of rooms: 4
Floor number: 13
Ceiling height: 3 m
A family of three moved in a newly-renovated lodging with an altered layout in Kiev on the Christmas Eve of 2013. Interior design of their nest was worked out by a professional designer with the proviso that it would be comfortable for both parents and their daughter, who spend much time abroad.
In terms of style the designer wouldn’t stick to any definite style − she preferred to make an emphasize on combination of complicated textures, colors, lighting systems, and also classic and modern shapes. Among basic finishing materials she chose wood, glass and metal. The color range is grounded on tints of gray, brown, blue, obscure red and aubergine. The designer named the resulting interior “Cuprum” — as a reference to the most eye-catching element − custom-made copper wall in the lounge.
So that the interior witnessed the family’s passion for design, fashion and architecture the designer felt free to acquire a suspended Bubble chair by Eero Aarnio, Arco lamp designed back in 1962 by Achille Castiglioni, and “Barcelona” arm-chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (design of 1920s).
The apartment is distinctly zoned. The public part includes a kitchen, lounge and dining room, and the master zone is comprised of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, walk-in closets and a study.
According to the latest fashion the lounge was made open to the dining room. In the lounge interior accent was put on an Italian lamp by Louis Poulsen. Upholstered furniture — Flex Form.
The dining zone is lit by British lamps by Tom Dixon. Their shape is balanced by plastic round arm-chairs standing in the corner, and the material (metal) is matched by the wall — its surface finish reminds of copper scale.
The kitchen is quite minimalist. After all the layout changes it was arranged in a recess and isolated from the dining room by means of doors and sliding partitions. All the utensils and equipment were built in.
The family deliberately preferred to make the light in the bedroom dim and tender. Among the eye-catching elements of this room named can be a gypsum custom-made bas relief. The theme was continued on one of the bathroom walls. Instead of wardrobes the hosts ordered a walk-in closet by the entrance. The bed is made by Fendi, and the rest of the furniture — by Maxalto.
One more storage spot was traditionally organized in the corridor, which leads to the study and the kid’s room.
The study was arranged in light color range. Two walls here were dedicated to the owners’ passion for Yorkshire terriers. Lamps over the table — Flos Chasen Lamp. Black-and-white photos of Audrey Hepburn speak of the kid’s devotion to this actress’ work. A white arm-chair by the coffee table is a famous Barcelona model. This part of the room is lit by a floor lamp ( Flos, Arco model).
The kid’s room is light and spacious. Its white walls, ceiling and laconic home textile were refreshed with bright floral wallpaper. The lamps are Danish, by Verpan. The bed is made by B&B, Italy.
Floral motives are also in the picture of the bathroom. Vernal pattern is inlaid with mosaic. The lamp is made by Verpan.