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