Soothing colors and contemporary furniture shape elegant interiors in any part of the world. But little details make residential spaces unique, blending them in with the specific location without losing the luxury of benefiting from international inspiration. Personalizing this 180 square meter Apartment in Vitosha Mountain, set in Boyana – a neighborhood of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia – creative minds of Fimera Design imagined a comfortable set of living spaces. Carefully using high-quality elements to compose an apartment defined by straight lines, the design studio decided to use glossy surfaces to contrast with the pronounced texture of the wooden surfaces, creating a very modern display. The chosen color palette expresses the need for an uncomplicated lifestyle, with nuances of soft blue and turquoise spread across the main living space – the carpet, cushions and one of the chairs break the color monotony. Designers admit that they “have simplified the space and the horizontal lines as much as possible. Every element is mirrored in another place in the interior, and every line is a continuation of other element or a surface.” You should take another look at the previous presentation of one of their works – the Loft in Bansko – it would be fun to compare the styles, colors and textures.
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.
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.