Minimalist “Sterile” Apartment with Loads of Gloss & Wall Décor
Glossy surfaces, white walls and light flooring – this is what a mature family couple wanted for living apart from their grown-up children. Let’s have a look at their apartment.
Area: 125 sq. m.
Ceiling height: 3 m.
Number of rooms: 3
Renovation and decoration works lasted here about a year. They were initially entitled to professional designers famous for their decoration of popular hairdressing salons. The guys immediately offered an open-concept living room, kitchen and a hallway to expand the space visually and add the sense of lightness. To enhance this effect they installed a few sliding doors with frosted glass, which were matched by the same-style décor on one of the walls.
A functional kitchen set made from a bunch of materials – wood, metal and glass – was custom-designed.
Minimalistic furniture for the lounge zone was purchased from Hall Oscar. Load-bearing columns are faced with wooden panels of warm color. They are connected to each other by means of bridges on the ceiling, which are not just decorative but also functional – they conceal the ducts. On the whole, the air ventilation system in this dwelling is quite complicated. Considered were a few options, but they all demanded reduction of ceiling height. In the end sights were set upon the option with columns and bridges in the lounge, and the ceiling height had to be sacrificed just in the guest bathroom.
The lighting system is custom-designed and pretty comprehensive, including local, accent, nighttime and evening modes.
The flooring materials are combinations of three types of tiles and wood – narrow planks of birch. That wasn’t easy for the construction crew, since all materials have different thickness and were delivered at different times.
So far there is one empty room in the apartment – the home office. The hosts plan to have it decorated in a while.
Bathrooms are also sterile-looking and featuring peculiar 3D wall decor.