A one-bedroom and a two-bedroom apartments were united to make a 90 square meters space in a panel house in the center of Kiev. The proprietors are a young married couple with two children; they travel a lot and they have lived in Shanghai for some time.
Used to living in lux hotel rooms the proprietors wanted their dwelling to be simple and ergonomic. A living room, a bedroom and two nurseries were appointed on a small area. Although the kitchen seems to be small and cramped it is very convenient and functional.
The apartment is painted pastel shades; the emphasis is made on mustard green in combination with white and gray. The furniture is restrained and laconic, the same as in good hotels. Special attention was paid to lighting, using designer’s lamps from Tom Dixon and Flos. Chinese ginger vases are all over the apartment – these are souvenirs reminding of faraway journeys.
To widen the master bedroom the balcony door was removed and a vanity table was placed there. Ash brown, baked milk and ivory colors prevail in the palette. A small bathroom contains a toilet sink, a shower cubicle and a bathtub. A storage room and a laundry were also provided in the apartment.
Unlike the rest of the space, the nurseries for a boy and a girl are bright and colorful. The white furniture and oak floor were saturated with vivid color layout of pink, green and yellow. It was the landlady to choose the tints.
Sergei Makhno, designer: The owners of the apartment wanted to create a simple but original space where laconism, functionality and clear lines would harmonize with each other. And we succeeded.