The apartment is located on the 4th floor of a residential house, which was built in 1905, in the historical area of Kyiv. The space itself is luminous: all the windows overlook a quiet green park, and the light freely streams through them. Because of the state of the building, a massive renovation of the flat was required. The process of dismantling revealed the rotten slabs and large cracks in the walls, and that flooring replacement is needed. We found an authentic alternative, namely an oak parquet, which is about 100 years old. The bedroom can be seen through the double door from the living room. The walls were painted on top of plaster, with the deep texture being left as it is. The angle between walls and ceiling was smoothed out — this was a popular solution for the old flats in Kyiv. Our solution was not to copy the “Parisian chic” tricks. This decorative element was produced by hand from gypsum, according to our 3D model. The bathroom is separated from the bedroom with a glass partition and a soft tulle. Photos: Yevhenii Avramenko
What a calm, soothing sanctuary Rina Lovko Design Studio created in this apartment. I’m fighting back tears reading this description and hoping the owner of this apartment is able to find refuge and peace in this space despite what is going on outside those windows 🙁
I do love some colour, but when someone does black/white and brown THIS GOOD I end up rethinking the meaning of life. This before and after of a kitchen renovation in Québec City is blowing me completely away. The granite countertop, lime-based plaster paint, to-die-for oversized checkerboard ceramic tile floor….it’s really quite a simple renovation when you look closely but Montréal-based Blanc Marine Intérieurs always nails the details and brings their projects together seemingly effortlessly. (Their IG account is one of my absolute favourites for inspiration). Photos: Photographie Interieure Co.
Light-filled and elegant this small cottage with its white on white palette mixes neoclassical chic with a casual twist. Think alabaster and antiques with cane and soft linen blinds. Cremorne Cottage by Sydney-based AP Design House.
“A renovation of a 1912 Villa to bring it into the 21st Century and make it comfortable for family life (after being a student flat for 25 years). Wall linings were replaced and repainted as was the kitchen, architraves and skirting were reinstated , heating/cooling was installed and the floors were painted.”
Breathing new life into a tired old home. Fresh, contemporary and fun. Further renovations are to come but what a great beginning. Sackville 2019 by Auckland-based Dessein Parke.
Photography by Sam Hartnett
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Estudio Showroom Rowse Beauty by Barcelona-based Isern Serra.
Photography by Coke Bartrina