Situated on the 30th floor of one of the highest buildings in Kiev, this unique home belongs to a young family of three. They wanted a space that reflects their modern lifestyle. The apartment was transformed into a functional home that incorporated vibrant bold colors with strong minimalist styling.
Step inside the apartment and you’ll see the rich green concrete kitchen, encased in a steel frame window partition reminiscent of the art deco style seen in many buildings from the 1920s.
While many apartments these days focus on an open plan layout, this kitchen benefits from the partition as smells and noise can be contained quite easily. From the kitchen, you’re immediately greeted by the open plan dining room and living room with a stunning view of the city and the Dnieper River.
During the day, the apartment is beaming with a gratifying energy from its rich blue and green walls. The deep color palette changes the perception of the apartment’s space depending on the shade of natural light, making it feel larger in daylight.
Classic wood textures and metals are combined wonderfully in the kitchen, with a great sense of style.
True to its high-rise location, the dining room features an elegant Nuvola pendant lamp resembling the shape of a cloud. It’s based on an original design by Mario Bellini dating from 1974 and gives the open plan area a strong statement piece that complements the minimal dining set.
One of the things the home owners love the most about this apartment is the way the light changes the different colors on the walls and floors throughout the day or night, and even depending on the weather or season of the year.
The designers chose to paint over the concrete surfaces directly to emphasize the strong textures of the walls.
The playful mix of dining chairs add a spark of interest to the space. Made with slender wooden legs, even the spindle back chair allows light to pass through freely.
We love the wide sectional sofa because it serves as a comfortable lounge chair when you just want to relax in front of the television, and doubles up as extra seating for guests in the dining area.
The guest bathroom also uses concrete, like other parts of the house, but mostly as a bench and sink area. The industrial style with subway tiles is softened with wood fittings and intricate light fixtures.
Make your way down the corridor and you’ll find the master bedroom open up to beautiful views of the city. Pops of color are welcome, with the orange and blue wall lamps on either side of the bed. It’s a great way to offer distinction accompanied by his and hers bedside tables.
A favorite feature of high rise living is being able to take in the sunset hues and city of stars lighting up the night sky.
If you’re a fan of geometric home decor, the master bathroom is a great source of inspiration. It serves as the entrance to the dressing room and a showstopper on its own. The black bathroom tiles scattered with different patterns are reflected on the wide mirror enhancing the visual appeal.
The bathroom interiors are a great example of how to mix patterns and colors without being overwhelming.
This unique apartment has even more surprises in store. The home office is a haven for getting work done, and also provides space for quiet time. The room also includes a home theater made up of a large sofa that can double as a guest bed.
The corner window has a bar area to also provide a spot for that sundown tipple!
All in all it is a unique home filled with unpredictability and character as each room takes you to a different place. At times it draws attention away from its rich colored walls and urges you to look outward in the skies reminding you of your place near the clouds.
What do you think of dark colored walls? If you’re a fan of modern homes, check out this modern penthouse filled with style and sophistication, or why not see some of the other apartments we have featured from Kiev.
Project: Green Apartment
Design: Special Project Venediktov
Photographer: Andrey Avdeenko