Malopo

Architect - Yevheniia Dubrovska
Year - 2020
Location - Kyiv
Area - 65 sq m
Photo credits - Yevhenii Avramenko
The apartment is located in the center of historical Kyiv. Designer’s task was to create an interior for a young female graphic designer. The layout of the apartment has a regular shape. In a situation like that, architects usually create an open space, keeping, perhaps, only a bathroom separate. Here, the owner of the apartment wished to divide the bedroom and a more active zone as well as separate the wardrobe.
One of the apartment’s distinctive features is a considerable ceiling height of 4 meters. This allowed us to use tall doors with classic transoms. Kitchen area has a lot of storage, even considering the absence of hanging cabinets. Most of the furniture used in the project is vintage. For example, in the dining area we have placed a refurbished table left to the owner by her grandmother. As for the other furniture, such as an armchair, dining chairs, a desk, - a lot of it was bought from all over Europe and delivered to Kyiv. At the same time, items like sofa and a lot of cabinet furniture are new and were made from the designer’s own sketches.​​​​​​​
View of the living room zone. 
Evening atmosphere. 
View of the bedroom. 
The apartment features many color accents with the bathroom being one of the most distinctive examples. There, the floor and walls are covered in pink tiles with the ceiling painted blue.
One of the main objectives for the designer was to develop an interior that wouldn’t create an impression of a brand new, almost sterile space. Instead, we wanted to leave people with the feeling that they didn’t have to step out of the apartment to experience a quiet historical center of Kyiv - a perfect space to relax and work.
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