Every interior design project tries to balance creative direction with technical challenges. This apartment in Kiev was destined for a client who wanted a floor plan that could exploit the full potential of the property and at the same time longed for a style anchored in light tones and a homely atmosphere. Imagicasa is fully convinced of the result.
The team behind 2AIM should be more than proud of their collective achievements, as it was not obvious to develop a sense of space in a limited area as they did here. Indeed, Project A52 is characterised by the inviting look and uncompromising cosiness that awaits you there. According to the designers, the interior is a crossroads between modern elegance and shabby chic, which can be described as a style with soft components that are allowed to look a little weathered. In this case, they succeeded with a combination of lived-in wood, including rough flooring, benches in oak and a polished table, and textured walls. Terrazzo stone is also part of the palette, as is warm bouclé cladding. The latter was especially important to make the spaces airy and sonorous. It is wonderful to see how all the components come together in a finished whole. By also handling these well-defined materials to the right degree, the team was able to achieve an outcome that contains the rhythm and colours for which they are known. A special place is reserved for the Nelson Bubble lamps by designer George Nelson. With their position above the kitchen island and table, they introduce a heightened level of dynamism without interrupting the flow of the space, quite the contrary.
The interior is a crossroads between modern elegance and shabby chic
Although the living space is small, the design still manages to give you a sensation of spaciousness. At the same time, the juxtaposition of the dining and relaxation areas means for constant social interaction. From the hall, you enter this central area through an arched opening, giving the whole a deeper dimension. In the bedroom, however, you notice little of the compact nature of the day space, as an extra-wide bed awaits you here. In addition, the interior here builds on the familiar colours and materials of before, this time with a striking number of dynamic shapes and lines added. Proudly, the designers tell us that optimising the layout in this way was not an easy matter. For them, each project has its own life with multiple peaks and valleys that alternate. However, the art lies in being able to respond to potential problems, challenges and mistakes. Specifically with this assignment, they became aware of the importance of daring to experiment; an evolution that can only result in more successful projects. Project A52 in Kiev proves that limited space does not have to be an obstacle. By presenting a layout that makes the most of the available square metres, the 2AIM team managed to pleasantly surprise the client. A sense of homely warmth is concealed in every corner here. Interior design & visualisation by 2AIM