Dan Vakhramieiev, creative director at FILD, designed and developed an inviting studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The project is a conversion of a two-room loft from a pre-revolutionary building erected in 191, with original old moldings in the entryway. Having a total surface of 58,5 square meters, the crib features an open plan kitchen and bedroom, a separated dressing room and bathroom.
Lighting was given special attention, in order to visually divide the functional zones: kitchen, dining space and bedroom. Metal fixtures in the form of a tube were installed on the ceiling and thin fluorescent lamps can be found over the kitchen work area and in the bathroom. Heavy blackout curtains made ??of gray fabric contrast the plywood flooring. All in all, the open studio apartment has an inviting feel, its unconventional layout making it perfect for a young couple. How do you find it? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Dan Vakhramieiev]
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.