Two flats were united to create this 260 square metre family apartment in Kyiv, Ukraine, designed by Bogdanova Bureau. The owners of the property called for a family space with “No fake and more space for happiness”. When the two flats were united, a huge hall was created as a result. After some careful thought, the young couple decided that they would like to preserve the vast space rather than divide it into a number of smaller rooms. “Here my children will be playing football and riding scooters” expressed the father of three. The architect took onboard all of the wishes of the homeowners, and created a real house for a real family.
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The three kids’ bedrooms are all located on one side of the house. This kids zone has a bedroom for each of the two boys and one shared boys’ bathroom. The only daughter has a bedroom and an ensuite bathroom all of her very own. Bright doors with transom windows identify the kids zone, coloured in individual hues. This passageway leads straight out into the huge indoor play area. | 9 |.
The master bedroom design follows the ancient Feng Shui philosophy. The muted shades and botanical room accessories make this a perfect place to unwind, relax and rest. An unusual book holder stripes the wall at the head of the bed, which grasps paperbacks between padded vertical columns. | 11 |.
The storage wall design runs the length of the huge play area, which was created when the two flats were combined into one whole family apartment. A kitchen peninsula extends from a bank of units on the other side of the play space. | 7 |.
Kitchen bar stools run around the edge of the peninsula to offer a place for some casual family dining, or as a place for the kids to sit and chat to mum and dad when they’re busy in the kitchen, or do homework. On the other side of the grey kitchen, a glossy black backsplash reflects the room. Wood effect cabinets frame the glossy prep area, and create warm contrast against the cool grey paintwork. | 8 |.
The dining room is also a no nonsense kind of space. A few family photos and some art are clipped onto a simple orange notice board. Glass cabinet doors have been fitted across a niche to make a crockery cupboard that is both functional and decorative. | 3 |.
Orange accents are incorporated into the interior colour palette in order to add a sense of warmth and fun to the large living space. Walls are painted plain white and grey but the area rug is filled with busy pattern to liven the scene. | 1 |.