Eclecticism full of emotions
This 2-story apartment is located in a 13-story building in the very center of Kiev. Its owners wanted an eclectic interior that would combine classic with industrial style and a bit of postmodernism.
Oksana Dolgopiatova is responsible for the project. The owners are people who have an unusual approach to everyday life and like to go beyond the limits. - “I like some classic elements, industrial style, natural materials, modern sculpture and many other things. I believe they can all be brought together. It requires going beyond stereotypes and arranging harmony by mixing different styles, textures and emotions in one space "- says the designer.
She describes the style of the apartment as "emotional eclecticism." The longest stage of all the work was redesigning the space so as to achieve a functional interior layout. Two children's rooms were created instead of one. A balcony was added to the study, and a part of the terrace to the children's room. The staircase was moved to the middle of the apartment, customers dreamed of providing more lighting for the stairs, so a window was cut out in the roof. Their second dream was to have a real fireplace in the living room.
The main ingredients of the eclectic mix are classic elements, industrial style, minimalist and postmodern accents, sprinkled with works of contemporary art.
The center of the apartment is a spacious living room with a kitchen. Baroque stucco on the walls, a solid cornice and portal entrance doors are a tribute to the classicist style. There was also a bit of industrial style, you can see it, for example, in the structure of the staircase, exposed brick walls and the floor by the fireplace and in the kitchen.
The black kitchen island is adjacent to the large table where the whole family gathers. Window blinds protect against the harsh sun and create picturesque shadows inside the living room. The lower part of the wall in the kitchen area is painted in Living Coral. It is an energetic color that gives the interior a contrasting impulse.
“When I work with eclecticism, I always remember about the overall composition of the space. I mean the proportions and the middle lines that connect everything. In this living room we have a horizon, a line 90 cm from the floor. This is the height of the fireplace, the island's kitchen countertop and the dining table, and the line in which we cut classic white panels on the wall. This is one third of the full height of the space. This proportion brings chaos into order and ties the interior together, adds Oksana.