A Kyiv Apartment That Goes from Minimal to Neon Lights

Ukraine based interior designer Lauri Brothers took on the challenge of creating a cozy loft in Kyiv that incorporated pink and white for a “girlish” feel. Working with 100-square-meters, Brothers created an interior that begins minimally at the entryway with a simple wardrobe hanger, a planter, and a framed mirror, all in white, and continues on with unexpected pops of color, neon lights, a swing, and a “WAKE UP BITCH” message above the bed.

The all-white kitchen features an island that turns into a dining table with an end seat that’s a swing. Above is a series of cylindrical lights with the exhaust hood cleverly disguised as one. The induction cooktop is also hidden as part of the countertop and only works when the secret inclusion buttons are used.

The upper cabinets pop against the surrounding white surfaces with metallic green glass. Next to that, a neon sign that reads “Eat, Drink, Love” adds another striking details to the kitchen.

The living room sets a casual tone with sectional sofa pieces broken up and light wood floors.

The bedroom features a floating bed with pink neon lights embedded underneath and the infamous message written above.

At one end of the bedroom is a wall-to-wall window with views of the city and the Dnipro River. The elevated platform makes for a cozy spot to watch sunsets from the 21st floor.

The master bath is outfitted in square pink tiles and one green wall, while the guest bathroom is decked out in matte black tiles.

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.