Welcome to a beautiful loft where materials, textures, shapes and color blend seamlessly to create a living space that is both original and comfortable. Envisioned by Thank Balbek of 2B Group, this industrial apartment in Kiev boasts three levels and quite a few incredible decorating ideas. According to the designers, “the development of the general concept, project design, and engineering process until construction took one year. High speed construction took another year and a half. Wood, concrete, glass, metal, exposed brick – all these materials found their place thighs main living area and surprising lines and details were shaped with their help. A green wall in the living-dining space brings nature indoors and a small terrace just above it allows a fantastic view of the mirror-framed ray-textured wall displaying the TV and sound system”. The living area is particularly inviting, featuring numerous inspiring details like the concrete wine rack with the Braille type dots, the stone poufs or the original ceiling lighting scheme. What other elements do you find appealing?
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
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.