This apartment is called Birdnest and is located on the fifth floor of an early 20th century apartment building in the heart of Kiev, Ukrainian capital. Channelling the neighborhood’s pre-revolutionary elegance through eclectically curated interiors, design effortlessly reflects the owner’s unique personality.
The one-bedroom apartment features high ceilings and an open plan living space. The open plan layout, which incorporates a sitting area, the kitchen, a study and an intimate dining area ensconced in the turret’s niche, allows the apartment to feel spacious despite its modest size while the glass partition that separates the bedroom from the windowless bathroom allows the latter to be illuminated by natural light. Just as elegant and clever is the partitioning of the private quarters with a structure that serves both as a bookcase on the front and as a wardrobe on the back.
The house features a muted colour palette based on light wooden textures and off-white tones that provides an ideal background for the owner’s collection of paintings, prints and photographs. Parquet flooring, the bookcase feature and selected furniture fill the apartment with warm timber textures, while ivory plaster walls and a ceiling made of old concrete blocks painted white provide a soothing ambience. Bespoke brass details like door handles and faucets, especially designed for this project, as well as a stunning brass cupboard in the kitchen give off a sense of understated luxury while splashes of cobalt and dark blue round up the décor. Get inspired by beautiful pics of this amazing home below.