Parisian decor prospers function all through this house in Kyiv, outfitted with black-and-white residing areas by Ukrainian designer Anastasiia Novikova.
Renovated simply earlier than the beginning of the Ukraine conflict, the house is positioned on the third ground of a five-storey residential constructing erected in 1912.
After its earlier homeowners had utterly ripped out all the unique stucco, doorways and floorboards, Novikova needed to revive the house’s historic allure – significantly in the lounge.
“After I noticed the big empty room with its four-metre-high ceiling and 4 massive home windows, I instantly got here up with an image of how it could look sooner or later,” she mentioned.
“I needed to make the partitions, the ground, ceiling and home windows like they had been up to now and implement some trendy furnishings, mild and artwork.”
The lounge was freshened up with a lick of white paint whereas stucco was reinstated on its ceiling.
“I created a couple of sketches, then a Ukrainian craftsman sculpted them fully in one-to-one scale out of plasticine,” defined Novikova. “After that, they made it from plaster.”
Components of the stucco design are primarily based on an ornate Napoleon II-era gilded mirror that is mounted on a wall on the far finish of the room, immediately above a classic Louis XV fire mantel.
Novikova included these decor options to convey a barely Parisian really feel to the house because the homeowners – a pair of artists – love visiting the French capital.
The lounge is in any other case occupied by an L-shaped gray couch, a choice of up to date artworks by Ukrainian artists and an previous piano that is performed at household events.
The adjoining kitchen was fitted with jet-black cupboards and an identical breakfast island. From the centre of the island extends a white marble eating desk, accompanied by chairs with olive-green velvet seats.
The house’s largely monochromatic color scheme continues into the principal bed room, the place the partitions, curtains and curved headboard are all a shade of putty gray.
Textural curiosity is added by a shiny brass pendant lamp that is been suspended over one of many aspect tables and a cane-inlaid bench that sits on the foot of the mattress.
The ensuite rest room is housed inside a separate quantity within the nook of the room, lined in and out with panels of white veiny marble.
Brighter shades seem within the kids’s bedrooms – one among which is completed in sage inexperienced whereas the opposite is blush pink with mustard-yellow accents.
Novikova linked the 2 rooms by way of a small mezzanine, the place the children can conceal away to play, learn and nap all through the day.
The house is amongst quite a few residential initiatives that had been accomplished within the Ukrainian capital simply earlier than the beginning of the conflict and at the moment are lastly beginning to be revealed.
Makhno Studio completed Mureli Home, an all-beige dwelling with intricate ceramic partitions on town’s outskirts, whereas designer Yana Molodykh reconfigured an attic house to permit for extra storage and pure mild.
The pictures is by Yevhenii Avramenko.