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A Kiev Apartment Overlooking the Dnieper River
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Rina Lovko Studio designed Parus, which means ‘the sail’ in Ukrainian, a 20th floor apartment for a family of two in Kiev. Of the apartment’s 200 square meters, Rina Lovko Studio renovated 150 of it, leaving just 50 square meters untouched for future children.

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The focal point of the interior is the expansive three panel window that overlooks the Dnieper River. It was important in the redesign of the elongated apartment to keep the view in mind, so a two-way cabinet that can be used on both sides of the corridor was installed.

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The dining area is now at the end of the kitchen island and right in front of the window allowing visitors to be a part of the cooking or to watch a movie on the living room side.

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Frosted glass panels separate the living room from the guest bathroom allowing daylight to enter the latter.

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A mirror was installed on the end of the two-way storage cabinets to make the space look larger and brighter.

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In the master bedroom, red accents were added to energize the space.

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Styling by Anna Polyushko.
Photos by Sergey Polyushko.

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.