Designer Vitaliy Yurov sent us images of a stylish roof apartment he completed in Kiev, Ukraine. According to the description he sent us, the crib is located on the last floor of the multi-storey building. It consists of the following areas: kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and terrace. Natural material finishes such as stone, concrete, wood and glass ensure a genuine feel. Panoramic windows symbolize freedom and dreaminess. Nothing superfluous, yet maximum comfort and functionality: “Balance of cold trimming and warm light – the main thing I wanted to incarnate in this design project“.
Tall walls, large windows and elegant furniture give away the impression that each interior is more imposing than the next. We love how the sober feel is slightly weakened by an inspiring use of color and decorating elements. Concrete walls and minimalist pendant lamps hanging in the bedroom give the room an hermetic, yet charming look. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Vitaliy Yurov]
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
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.