Almadine by Oksana Dolgopiatova
Almadine is a spacious apartment recently designed by Oksana Dolgopiatova for a family with two children situated in Kiev, Ukraine.
Elegant Design in Kiev’s Heart
Nestled in Kiev’s bustling center, this 160 m^2 (1,722 ft^2) apartment provides a sanctuary for a family of four.
A Symphony of Contrasts
The design showcases a blend of contrasting materials and rich colors. Native concrete walls pair with a carved portal. Textured marbled porcelain tiles play against the resonant polyester coating of oak facades. The design harmoniously mixes brass with stucco and crystal, glossy stone floors with matte tiles, and gleaming silk curtains with stark black linen.
Milanese Portal Influence
A pivotal element, the portal mirrors those found in Milan’s historic mansions. This element creatively addresses a design challenge: a monolithic concrete support wall with a metal-framed opening. The portal doesn’t just solve a problem; it dictates the apartment’s distinct style and zoning.
A Palette Inspired by Nature
The captivating Almadin stone, a renowned variety of red and violet garnets, inspired the apartment’s color scheme.
The redesign strategically separates adult and children spaces. The master bedroom, boasting an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet, hides behind an almandine wall with intricate moldings. Meanwhile, a uniquely colored portal leads to the children’s wing, resembling more of an art space than a corridor. Every detail, from the doors to the ceiling, embodies a consistent hue, showcasing varied materials in a unified color.
Spotlight on Oksana Dolgopiatova
Oksana Dolgopiatova shines as Eastern Europe’s interior design prodigy. Her Kiev-based Dolgopiatova Design bureau consistently garners attention from top architecture media outlets. With her groundbreaking “Aliсe” project, she clinched the esteemed Art Space award in 2017.
Photography courtesy of Oksana Dolgopiatova
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