A Compact 65m2 Apartment in Kiev Separated by Blue Curtains

02.14.20 | By
A Compact 65m2 Apartment in Kiev Separated by Blue Curtains

A young couple in Kiev, Ukraine, enlisted the help of ater.architects to renovate their 65m2 apartment with a dysfunctional layout. To utilize the space better, walls were removed leaving only the bedroom and bathroom as separate rooms. In place of the walls, vibrant cobalt blue curtains were installed creating dramatic backdrops and adjustable division as needed. The result is the EGR apartment, complete with a limited mix of furnishings and bold accent colors.

The kitchen is finished out with black lower cabinets and counters balanced with oak veneer elements for a cozier feel. The black ceramic tiles used as a backsplash are flanked with pink seams that complement the base of the kitchen table.

The living room feels bright and airy with a powder pink sofa resting in front of a blue curtain. A single chair and coffee table round out the furniture with a Flos 265 wall sconce suspended overhead.

A corner of the apartment is set aside for the homeowner to create electronic music.

Photos by Alexey Yanchenkov.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.