Today we continue our story how we created the design of a private house in Kyiv (the complete house tour can be found here). The original layout was almost perfect and the client was happy with it, so we did not change anything (except the laundry). The house has a clear division into public and private areas – through glass doors in the kitchen you get into the long L-shaped hallway leading to the bedrooms. The idea was to make the kind of art gallery in this corridor, with a natural oak parquet, white walls and large photos in frames as “exhibits”.
We are used to the fact that lofts in Soho, the most creative area of New York, are all former art workshops or fully industrial interiors with brick walls. This apartment is somewhat different. Here, the tone is set by vintage elements, prints, paintings, and photographs. Despite the simple and light base, the furniture and décor here are of most vivid and unusual colors. Such an interior certainly cannot be called universal, on the contrary, it is very personal, creative and extraordinary, like the atmosphere reigning in the legendary Soho.
As we promised, today we would like to tell a bit more about how we did our first design project of a private home in Kyiv (who have not seen it yet, be sure to check the first post). The client purchased an already built house, which however was empty inside, so we had to start from scratch. When we just got into the space, the first words that sounded were “We leave the beams!”. As a result, they became one of the of the basic points of the future design concept, despite the fact that due to technical reasons in some rooms we had to hid them or replace with false ones. The layout of the interiors remained almost untouched, except for the laundry (we’ll talk about it in the next post). The space is conveniently divided into a public area, which includes an entrance hall, a large […]
Today is a very special and exciting day for us as we finally can share our first completed design project with you. We were lucky to get a chance to design such a home, as well as to work with the owner who was so open to our ideas. The private house is located in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is reminiscent of American ranch with a U-shaped plan and inner garden. The design concept was to create easy and light interior spaces using natural materials and calm neutral color scheme. Wooden beams, vintage touches, ethnic decor are highlights of this modern ranch. We invite you to take a tour inside the home, and in the following posts, we plan to disclose some interesting issues that we went through during the building process that lasted for 1.5 years. Looking forward to your honest comments.:) Drop us a line what else would you […]
At first glance it may seem that the interior of this small Scandinavian apartment is slightly cluttered with details and objects in it do not quite fit together. But this is only the first impression, as with further observations, the space begins to attract with its uniqueness. Not everyone will decide on a wood stove in such a small house, but it is here, together with an armful of firewood, which also acts as a decor. Aged-with-time vintage dining table is simply gorgeous. Also, there are several figurines, the nicest of which is, of course, a white sheep in the corner of the living room. What an interesting home!
Small houses have a special sense of coziness due to the chamber atmosphere. But if it is also an old building with original wooden beams, an authentic oven and vintage furniture, everything becomes even more beautiful. This Swedish cottage itself looks so fabulous so it did not need lots of festive decor on Christmas. Only a few touches: a holiday tree, candles, lights and a pair of spruce garlands – that’s it! Now you can call guests and spend cozy evenings with loved ones.
When it comes to creating truly soulful interiors in warm tones, then Spanish designers are probably the best. Maybe it’s all in the sunny weather, which is held in the country almost all year round, but their homes always full of incredible amount of warmth and comfort. Just look at this wonderful home in the south of Spain – here the owner perfectly restored the family house in which she spent her childhood. Isn’t it beautiful?!
This Swedish apartment has almost nothing of typical Scandinavian design that we all used to. Everything here, from the layout to small decor pieces, indicates that this is a unique and very interesting home. Firstly, there is no entrance here – you can enter the apartment through the kitchen from its own cozy front garden. In addition, the home has two levels connected by a beautiful white staircase. But the main feature of the interiors is, of course, a vintage decor that creates a feeling of a cozy private museum or family shop. Incredibly interesting!
Adding vintage aged or worn decor items into an elegant modern interior is an excellent and so popular recent trend in design especially if it is an apartment in a historic building. There are not much of such details in this Swedish apartment, but they certainly add a character to very sophisticated modern interiors. Home for people with a good taste!
If you are a hunting lover, like fishing or riding a horse, then you will love new hotel Utkino Country House which is located on the river Manych near Rostov-on-Don, Russia – there are ideal conditions for such outdoor activities. But also if you are simply beautiful design admirer, then you will enjoy the interiors of the hotel that are designed in elegant dark tones in American vintage style. Natural materials, such as wood, linen, leather, are accompanied here by exquisite designer furniture and interesting entourage. Decent work!