Defined by a relaxed atmosphere, this contemporary apartment designed by Geometrix Design for a family in Moscow, Russia, showcases an interesting mix of colors and materials. A generous open plan living and dining space sets the tone for a home that impresses through neatness and space. A white bar table, a dining table for six and two comfortable sofas of contrasting color reassure us that is a cheerful crib where family and guests love to spend time together. The white kitchen against the background of a slate stonewall serves as a compositional center. Storage space is cleverly hidden and the doors of the wall-mounted closets open upwards, with the help of an automatic push-button control.
One of the most interesting part of this apartment in Moscow, is the children’s room, described by the designers as follows: “The extraordinary wall unit attracts your attention immediately. It is made according to the design of the studio architects and serves as a storage system, a closet, and a playing area at the same time. The major highlight is in the center – a stairway leading to the “roof” of the closet covered with soft pillows: there you can just sit and read a book, or make a defense headquarters. One of the walls is decorated with soft puzzle-shaped panels made according to the designers’ idea. When the boys grow up, the panels can be taken off to make the interior more composed“. See any other details you find practical?
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
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.