A Curved, Kiev Apartment That Radiates With Terracotta and Sky Blue Accents

10.01.20 | By
A Curved, Kiev Apartment That Radiates With Terracotta and Sky Blue Accents

Rina Lovko Studio recently completed a 200-square-meter apartment in Kiev, Ukraine with a curved layout that required creative thinking. The large one-bedroom apartment resembles a section of a donut with the bathrooms placed on the smaller interior edge and the living spaces around the outer perimeter of the building where the windows are located. The finished design plan resulted in a modern, functional home that was comfortable and filled with colorful accents in terracotta, sky blue, spring green and warm beige.

Curved red chair and bookshelf

Light gray seats in apartment living area

The layout was divided into sections with several combined and left open to house the living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway. The next section is a bedroom, then a dressing room, and finally an office. Longing for a minimalist approach, Lovko hid what wasn’t necessary, like storage and an electric panel, as well as a guest bathroom, laundry, and an additional closet, behind panels in the entrance hallway.

Gray couch in living area

Kiev apartment kitchen

A microcement floor grounds each space with warm beige covering most of the walls. A wall along the curved hallway features a bold gradient that transitions from terracotta to sky blue. The kitchen continues the use of terracotta with custom cabinets and an island covered with terracotta Mutina tiles in a variety of warm shades.

The dining table in this Kiev apartment

Artwork hanging on wall

Glass partitions replace typical walls allowing light from the windows to reach the inner part of the apartment.

Closeup of bed and nightstand in this Kiev apartment

The massive closet includes two terracotta wardrobes, a glass wardrobe, an island with drawers and a makeup table near the window.

Closet in Kiev apartment

Bathroom of kiev apartment

apartment layout

Photos by Yevhenii Avramenko​​​​​​​.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.