A 1930’s apartment in Warsaw, Poland, gets an update with a Paris accent, thanks to Marta Chrapka of the design studio Colombe Design. This is a stylish space that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Folding wood-framed glass doors, designed by Chrapka, divide the living and dining rooms. I love the chevron clad wooden floors in the living room, they give the space a style. ‘La Panthere’ fabric in velvet lines the walls of this recessed seating area. Wainscoting, raw wood tables and a large mirror highlight a non-working fireplace clad with marble, which is now used for storing books. Bookshelves on both sides of the windows are placed strategically to save the space.
The dining room boasts of black plywood chairs, three-arm ceiling light, sideboard and steel lamp with exposed bulb all by Chrapka and her design team. A French-style chair was re-purposed into a unique dog bed.
In the master bedroom wainscoting is done so that it covers the wall and hides drawers and cabinets. The bed is placed within this construction and drawers are also used as nightstands. Beautiful fabric-inspired wallpaper is used as a wall art and there’s a cool sideboard created by the designer herself.
In the kitchen, the black iron framing of the custom-made cabinets was inspired by the Orangerie at Versailles; brass door pulls add to the décor. A unique vintage-inspired lamp highlights the seating area in the kitchen.
Every space in this apartment, even the hallway, is eye-catchy, unique in some way and playful.