Chisinau-based studio GAS completed the design of a generously-sized apartment located in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The focal point of the loft is a a double-height, open plan living and dining area. Floor to ceiling windows flood this room in natural light, increasing the feeling of space. White walls contrast gently with the parquet flooring and the splashes of color given by the paintings and the decorative elements. Exposed pipes give the place an industrial touch, without interfering with its overall harmonious appearance. Lighting is ensured by two intriguingly-shaped lamps, one descending from the ceiling and the other placed on the floor. The bedrooms are in perfect chromatic tune with the living room. The kitchen is also highly modern and it goes without saying-all-equipped. What do you think are the ups and downs of living in this type of loft?
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
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.