A middle-aged couple living in Switzerland but traveling to Kyiv for business surprised the studio team by entrusting them with designing their apartment in Kyiv. The clients asked the designers to design the interior in the YODEZEEN style, and for the first time, came to evaluate the result when the project was already fully implemented. When they saw the apartment in person, there was no doubt that it was exactly what they wanted.
The space of the future apartments was already organically planned. When the team got to work, all they had to do was to place the zones correctly while taking into account the specific features of the apartments. One of the best views of the Dnieper River and the historical center of Kyiv opens up from the ninth floor of the modern residential complex. Therefore, the team placed a rounded living room with panoramic windows to admire all the best landscapes and sunsets in the capital.
In general, the Corine consists of a spacious entrance hall, a living room combined with a dining room and kitchen, a master area with a wardrobe and a bathroom, and an office that transforms into a guest bedroom for the son at the clients’ request.
The studio designers define the interior concept as a restrained, somewhat serious adult who is harmonious and not cluttered with unnecessary items. The team designed the space so that any time spent in it will be vital, rich, and filled with warm noble shades and combinations of natural wood, fabrics, marble. The upholstery is harmoniously combined while not oversaturating the interior with bright spots but playing on essential nuances, such as the seasoned fabric, darker shade carpets, and natural matching leather.
The designers divided the floor and walls between two main materials, warm Fior di Bosco marble and natural wood — oak. One of the most interesting solutions in this interior is the vertical slat that dominates the dining room. In the dining room and other rooms, an elegant solution consists of slats, each 5 mm, which look especially advantageous in the shade of eucalyptus and the evening lighting. Also, for the dining room, the designers chose a long table with eight seats and chairs made of textile and hard leather Minotti. As for the atmosphere, the Henge lighting composition in an ensemble of brass pipes illuminates the dining process.
The living room in this apartment is also fully equipped with one of the studio’s favorite brands, Minotti. The square with pastel sofas and armchairs, between which a coffee table overlaps another coffee table, is “closed” with the help of an 88-inch Bang & Olufsen TV, which looks like part of the furniture composition. The piece of furniture expands and transforms, and its appearance is the last word in product design technology.
The master bedroom is accessible via a fully stocked Rimadesio wardrobe. Visually, the team divided the bedroom into several zones. There are nightstands and a Giorgetti bed on a light carpet. Behind the headboard there are custom-made nubuck wall panels, and each of them is set in different planes with brass inserts to create a subtle volume on the walls. The designers also placed a beauty zone to their left, which they designated with eucalyptus panels on the walls, a Giorgetti boudoir table, and a Baxter leather armchair.
Eucalyptus and Frappuccino marble cover the bathroom entirely. In this treatment, the bathroom does not simply shine but looks like something natural and pristine. Everything in the bathroom is custom-made, from a brass portal around the composition of washbasins, washbasins, to a mirror with storage spaces where behind it lies a panel with the same thin 5 mm slats. The designers also used a marble butterfly layout in the shower cabin but made it more original and supplemented it with fine milling and a bench floating in the air due to its backlighting.
What fell in love with this project and became its highlight is the Fior di Bosco marble. It characterizes the entire custom kitchen, pairing wonderfully with deep and warm eucalyptus. The gray shade of this marble seems to disappear into warmth, revealing the red and orange hues of the veins. The island and the storage area are made of these materials and are part of a complete kitchen ensemble. The hallway around the kitchen consists of graphite glass wall and custom brass shelving to visually expand the space and reflect the kitchen.