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An Apartment with Interiors Inspired by Travels to Africa

03.31.16 | By
An Apartment with Interiors Inspired by Travels to Africa

Moscow-based architectural studio SHKAF Architects designed the interior of a 46 square meter (approx. 495 square foot) flat in the town of Odintsovo for a young man who desired a neutral interior with African influences.

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The project consisted of designing a living room with a kitchen, a study, and a bedroom, all of which reflected the client’s travels around Africa. The wooden floors installed reference the color of sand, which is juxtaposed with elements of black and white, as well as various textures.

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The client’s own accessories were used throughout, adding a layer of adornment to the otherwise scaled back space.

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The white panels on the wall were inspired by dry, cracked ground and add texture to flat surface.

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The same textured panels were used in the bedroom in place of a headboard.

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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.