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]
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
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.