With this flat, nothing was left to chance. The adjoining open-plan kitchen with living area, bathroom, cupboards and doors have been tastefully decorated one by one. This makes a stylish and architectural whole finished with high-quality materials.
This stylishly finished flat in Kiev has a very bright and airy atmosphere that is perfect for when spring is just around the corner. It creates a sense of purity, innocence, while the solid grey accent adds a little contrast to the overall design that is neutral and calming. The interior designer and architect Natalia Pohorielova is based in Ukraine. She has her own studio developing residential and commercial interior design and architecture projects.
An extraordinary space that is both functional and minimalistic.
Pohorielova designed this unique property for a young enthusiastic couple. She received a lot of input for inspiration from her clients. From their philosophy of life, daily routine and creative pursuits. It immediately became clear that the most important message was to create more space that is both functional and minimalistic. The young couple wanted a comfortable and serene but at the same time extraordinary living space. The muted colour palette was inspired by the Japanese style which translates into solid colours with a slight contrast. Because of this, the interior designer chose one dominant material - light oak. It was used in the floor, wall panels, kitchen cabinets, folding doors and bathroom furniture. The kitchen island immediately draws the attention due to the striking red marble that give the living room a truly special touch. Furthermore, the kitchen worktop was also made of natural stone to complete that eccentric look. One of the clients’ leisure activities is reading a good book. They wanted to display their book collection beautifully, so the architect integrated bookshelves into the living room. The living room can be separated from the bedroom thanks to folding doors. Thanks to this opening, plenty of light entered the bathroom. The bedroom is characterised by abundant light, rustic elements with few frills. The key insight of Natalia Pohorielova's practical philosophy is that she tries to imagine how the client will interact with each object in his/her home every day. And especially how practical and useful they can be in their daily routine. Moreover, how aesthetically pleasing the interior can be within the chosen concept of the design.
Photography by Natalia Pohorielova