Minimalist White-Walled-and-Floored Apartment Furnished with Laconic French and Italian Items and Brightened Up with a Few Colors and Shapes

July 24, 2013
Posted in Apartments


The Hosts:
Sasha and Daniel, students

Number of rooms: 3
Metric area: 114 m²
Ceiling height: 2.4 m
Floor number: 6

Sasha and Daniel moved downtown one year ago, after purchasing a flat in a modern housing estate “Residence on Suvorovski”. The interior was entrusted to a professional designer Andrew Udin. Knowing the hosts’ wish to keep the apartment as open and spacious as possible, he suggested a simple plan with unobtrusive and minimalist furniture, and no linkage to any definite color.

The renovation took about a year. Walls and flooring were painted white – a universal color, which enables easy interior changes when needed. Almost all the furniture, which generally consists of laconic and un-bulky items, was ordered from Italy and France. Now the hosts gradually make themselves at home and fill their space with bright details.


A kitchen set was ordered from Italy. For the sake of keeping its light and neat look, it was equipped with numerous drawers for storing necessary kitchen utensils.


A clock in the corridor is a masterpiece of a famous Italian designer of mid 20th century – Gaetano Pesce. Though the kitchen is joined with a spacious lounge, these two zones are well-divided visually. The hosts didn’t want their minimalist interior to look dull and monochrome, and picked up a few basic colors and shapes to refresh it. For instance, bright red circles: they are used on curtains, on a panel in the lounge, and on corridor walls.


32-room interior

For the study they picked up reserved color range, which wouldn’t distract from studies and work. All the furniture in the working zone is manufactured by a French firm Ligne Roset. Most of the books on the shelves come from a family collection.



The bedroom was arranged in a quieter way as compared with the lounge. Hanging over the bedhead is a moon-like circle, which changes its color depending on the lighting and a viewpoint.



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