Zarichnyy Apartment by Fild

Welcome to the Zarichnyy Apartment, a minimalist masterpiece located in the heart of Kyiv, Ukraine. Designed by FILD, this stunning space effortlessly blends clean lines, natural light, and warm tones to create an inviting sanctuary for a married couple.

Despite the challenges of working with a load-bearing structure, the apartment offers ingenious storage solutions, custom furniture, and seamless functionality that will leave you in awe. Explore the beauty of simplicity and sophistication with us, and step into the world of Zarichnyy Apartment.

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About Zarichnyy Apartment

Embracing Minimalism and Unification in FILD’s Interior Design

Simplification and unification are the core components of FILD’s interior design style. Minimalist interior design revolves around using the bare essentials to create an uncluttered, simple space. Achieving a balance between clean minimalism and a cozy atmosphere is vital.

FILD: A Lighting Brand with a Vision for Interior Design

Dan, FILD founder and creative director, says, “Our main focus at FILD is to be a lighting brand. On rare occasions, we develop and execute interior design projects provided we share a common vision, taste, and overall aesthetic with a potential client, who will most certainly become our friend later.”

Creating a Balanced Environment for a Married Couple

The well-balanced environment was designed for a married couple. The apartment features clean and welcoming spaces that include the main living area adjacent to the kitchen, two studies/home offices, a bathroom with two entryways, and a master bedroom with an open closet.

Overcoming Structural Limitations

There were no opportunities for reconfiguring the space since all the walls in the apartment are load-bearing. The bathroom was the only relatively flexible space, but it also had creative limitations.

Maximizing Space Perception with Intelligent Design

Maintaining clean lines and an uncluttered layout was challenging, as room size doesn’t always directly correlate with the perception of spaciousness. By moving one of the walls, the hallway was widened by 40 cm (15.75 inches). Built-ins that separate the entryway from one of the studies were also created, serving as functional design elements for both spaces.

Warm Color Palette and Ultra Blue Accents

The home’s color palette primarily consists of warm grey and organic wood tones, with plenty of natural light. Ultra Blue accents are showcased by Radius pendant lamps in the living room and bedroom.

Kateryna, FILD co-founder and CEO, says, “We truly believe that your home must be a sanctuary of peace, relaxation, and positivity, and the color choices of our design project are meant to highlight this idea.”

Functional Furniture and Subtle Shapes

Each piece of furniture in the living space should have a distinct purpose and be functional. For this project, the goal was to achieve clean lines, practical storage solutions, and subtle furniture shapes that wouldn’t stand out too much. Hidden doors, smooth gaps, and barely perceptible yet intentional design elements contribute to an aesthetically refined space.

Elevating the Space with Wooden Panels and Custom Furniture

To appreciate the surroundings deeply, take your time and look closely. Floor-to-ceiling wooden panels were installed to visually raise the roof and increase the sense of space. The window frames are finished with wooden panels, adding even more coziness to the dwelling. Verdi Company custom-made all the furniture according to technical sketches.

Designing a Stylish and Functional Bathroom

The bathroom layout was a challenge due to its small size and the ambitious goal of creating a fully functional, comfortable, and stylish space for two people. A custom-made double vanity basin, an eye-catching freestanding bathtub, a separate shower, a toilet, wall shelves, and plenty of storage space under the sinks were all incorporated successfully.

Harmonious Material and Color Choices for the Bathroom

Light grey Cappo di Gres textural ceramic tile was used in combination with original concrete patterns and balanced out with natural wood tone furniture. The en suite bathroom can be entered from the master bedroom or the hallway, and both doors have privacy locks.

Incorporating Asian Simplicity and Practicality in the Kitchen

The kitchen design was influenced by Asian simplicity and practicality. Limited by square meters and the location of load-bearing walls, the focus was on functionality. Built-in furniture combines the kitchen with the main living area and includes cabinets, open shelving, a built-in refrigerator, a dishwasher, an oven, and a separate space for a TV.

Minimizing Material and Form Variety for a Relaxing Atmosphere

From a design perspective, it’s ideal not to be cluttered or overwhelmed with different forms. By focusing on what’s essential, the aim is to minimize unnecessary material and form variety. In line with the fundamental concept of providing a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, a multifunctional modular sofa in neutral light-grey grain fabric was designed.

Lighting Choices that Enhance the Space

Archi ceiling lights by FILD were installed as the main downlights. The client chose to have SO5 Spot lamps from the Sustainable Origins collection above the dining table, while the pendant Radius lamp in Ultra Blue creates a pop of color.

Simplicity and Clean Lines in the Bedroom

The bedroom aesthetic continues with the simplicity of shapes. The emphasis on defined clean lines is further reflected in the design of the open closet, which also serves as a unique entryway into the master bedroom. It reveals a high level of functionality and provides everything one could ask for in a standard dressing room.
An Ultra Blue Radius pendant lamp by FILD makes a statement in the otherwise calm and restful color palette of the room.

Photography by Andrey Bezuglov

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