This residency is located on the 28th floor of a residential tower in Kiev, Ukraine. The apartment decor was renovated by local interior designer Olha Wood combines a modernist aesthetic of sleek, clean lines with a soft palette of warm timber hues and pastel colours. Complemented by an “indoor garden”, the elegant interiors of romantic minimalism are the perfect backdrop to the panoramic views of the city.
Since the property has a single occupant, Wood has designed an open-plan layout where each space seamlessly flows into the next, with the front part of the apartment being reserved for the living areas, which sequentially unfolds along the length of the glazed facade, whereas the private quarters are pushed to the back. This allows for the owner and her guests to enjoy the sweeping views of Kiev’s skyline while lounging, cooking or dining, while the privacy of her more intimate moments is secured.
The interior décor has been poetically conceived as a subtle play of subdued patterns and soft colours. Setting the tone, the designer has chosen oak for the herringbone parquet flooring and cherry wood for the wall panelling that warmly embraces the living space. This soft timber backdrop is perfectly complemented by the exposed concrete pillars and the lush green vegetation that has been planted in front of the windows. Seen against the expansive views of the sky, the grassed area forms a sort of floating indoor garden. This lyrical sense is further enhanced by the soft gradient, white to ochre to grey, on the lateral walls and on the curtains.
The natural hues harmoniously coexist with splashes of pastel colours, predominantly in pink, which grace a comfortable Moroso sofa, several built-in bookcases and cabinets, and other furnishings throughout the flat, as well as a bluish green, featured on two Gervasoni armchairs that double as sofa beds for guests, and yellow, featured on two egg-shaped Acapulco chairs. The living space is completed by a white Bulthaup kitchen island and a circular dining table of blond wood.
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