Welcome to an apartment where minimalist furniture arrangements are charmingly “contrasted” by welcoming materials and decorations. This small studio located on the 24th floor of a newly built residential building in Moscow was especially developed by Peter Zaytsev (of Za Bor Architects) for his family. The idea was to create a simple and elegant crib, reflecting the inhabitants’ lifestyle.
According to the architects, what’s interesting is that “while the budget was not too high, architect still had to create some custom furniture. For instance, in the project there had to be a contrast black bar counter in the kitchen, but after a market research, it was obvious that it is more convenient to order a custom-built one“. Two animal silhouettes above the bed, made with black cord in the shape of a hare and a giraffe symbolize the house owners. Most of the storage spaces are cleverly hidden, the overall atmosphere exuding minimalism and class.
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
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.