We rarely come across apartments that have such vast and open floor plans so we find this one to be quite special. The apartment we chose to review today is located in Kiev, Ukraine and has a total floor plan of 200 square meters. A few years ago it’s been remodeled by studio Yurima Architects. The main focus then was to maximize the openness of the spaces and the natural light as much as possible and that meant a few structural changes were required. The most important decision in this sense was to eliminate all corridors and to create a seamless connection between the various rooms, using sliding partitions to ensure a flexible and adaptable floor plan.
The main social area has an elongated floor plan with the kitchen and dining area at one endThe master bedroom has panoramic views and a minimalist and breezy floor plan
The result of the remodel was a a minimalist interior design with an emphasis on modularity and functionality. A modern kitchen opens up to a simple yet cozy living room and a chic dining space, forming an L-shaped area at the center of the apartment. There are three bathrooms in total and the apartment also has a spacious master suite with a bathroom and a dressing room which can be seamlessly opened up via sliding partitions in order to create a large space rather than 3 separate smaller ones. The floating bed puts an emphasis on just how airy and minimalist the interior design is.
The studio/ home office featuring a wood floor which complements the white walls and adds warmth to the decorThe mirror wall and accent lighting in the bathroom create an open and comfortable vibeThe kitchen and dining space occupy one section of the social area and their designs are very clean and simpleThe overall minimalism featured throughout the apartment emphasizes functionality
The palette of materials and colors used throughout the apartment is limited to a few simple and neutral options
The living room, although minimalist and with little furniture and accessories, has a very welcoming look and feel and that’s partially due to the presence of the modern built-in fireplace. The ceiling lighting and most of the furniture in general highlight the long and narrow nature of the floor plan but without suggesting any negative meaning. A particularly fresh and stylish little area is the dining nook which is furnished with Saarinen’s Tulip Table and Chairs complemented by an oversized pendant lamp.
The lighting plays an important role in each and every individual space and various different types of systems have been used throughoutSliding partitions allow the master bedroom and its en-suite bathroom and dressing room to come a single large spaceThe furniture is generally minimalist and classy, including some very chic choices such as the Tulip chairsWhite is the primary color, its role being to create a luminous and airy vibe throughout the apartmentThe floor plan reveals a very good and practical distribution of the spaces based on functionThe wood-paneled wall in the living room adds warmth to this section of the apartment ensuring a welcoming ambiance