Mánesova: Modernist Apartment Design by SMLXL

Klára Valová‘s latest project, Mánesova, exemplifies the intersection of modern design and historic Czech architecture. This stunning apartment, located in the heart of Praha, Czech Republic, showcases Valová’s SMLXL firm’s expertise in crafting spaces that seamlessly blend contemporary elements with the building’s original charm. Designed in 2023, Mánesova offers a harmonious balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal, catering to the needs of discerning clients who seek a refined, yet inviting living experience.

Spacious living room with large windows, modern chandelier, and textured area rug.
A modern, minimalist interior with sleek furnishings, warm wood floors, and a striking chandelier.
Spacious modern interior with concrete walls, wooden flooring, and sleek furnishings.
Sleek, modern living space with a statement crystal chandelier and neutral decor.
Elegant modern living room with statement light fixture, textured walls, and wood flooring.
A cozy, nature-inspired children's playroom with a whimsical wall mural and a stylish, built-in cabinet.
A cozy nursery with whimsical wall illustrations, plush furnishings, and a modern lighting fixture.
Minimalist bedroom with modern lighting fixture, textured bedding, and large window.
A modern bedroom with a geometric pendant light, built-in cabinets, and a large abstract painting.
Sleek, modern bathroom with gray marble-like tiles and minimal fixtures.

About Mánesova

Tucked away in the heart of Prague, the Mánesova apartment is a stunning example of modern, minimalist design thoughtfully crafted by acclaimed architect Klára Valová of SMLXL. Completed in 2023, this refined urban sanctuary offers a serene retreat from the bustling streets of the Czech capital, blending sleek, contemporary elegance with a cozy, inviting ambiance.

A Captivating Living Room Sanctuary

Stepping inside, the eye is immediately drawn to the living room’s striking visual centerpiece – a mesmerizing, cascading light fixture that seems to float effortlessly above the space. Plush, modular seating in shades of gray creates a cozy conversational arrangement, while a large, moody abstract painting on the wall lends an artistic, gallery-like feel. Warm wooden floors and subtle, textured wallcoverings lend a sense of natural warmth, seamlessly blending the modern and the organic.

A Culinary Oasis in the Heart of the Home

Adjacent to the living area, the Mánesova apartment’s kitchen serves as a true culinary haven. A bold, ebony-hued island anchors the space, its sleek lines complemented by crisp, white cabinetry and a stunning marble backsplash. Integrated appliances and ample counter space ensure the kitchen is both visually striking and highly functional, making it the perfect setting for the homeowner’s gourmet culinary pursuits.

A Serene and Sophisticated Bedroom Retreat

Retreating to the bedroom, one is enveloped in a cocoon of tranquility. A plush, upholstered bed frame takes center stage, dressed in crisp, white linens that exude a sense of lightness and purity. Subtle gray tones on the walls and a dramatic, sculptural pendant light fixture create a harmonious, soothing atmosphere, inviting the homeowner to unwind in style.

A Luxurious and Indulgent Bathroom Sanctuary

No detail has been overlooked in the Mánesova apartment’s stunning bathroom. Swathed in a captivating marble motif, the space is both visually striking and incredibly functional. A freestanding tub takes pride of place, while a sleek, minimalist vanity and integrated lighting fixtures lend an air of sophistication and elegance. This serene oasis is sure to provide the homeowner with a luxurious escape from the stresses of everyday life.

A Timeless and Tailored Sanctuary

Throughout the Mánesova apartment, Klára Valová’s signature design ethos shines through, seamlessly blending modern sensibilities with a timeless, refined aesthetic. From the living room’s captivating lighting installation to the kitchen’s sophisticated materiality and the bedroom’s tranquil ambiance, every space is a testament to the designer’s impeccable attention to detail and unwavering commitment to creating tailored, harmonious environments. This Prague apartment is a true urban oasis, a serene haven that effortlessly balances style and substance, delivering a remarkable living experience for the discerning homeowner.

Photography courtesy of Klára Valová of SMLXL
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- by Matt Watts