A free-flowing layout creates a connected sense of family in this 112 square metre apartment project in the south of Moscow, Russia. Designed by
The clients requested the inclusion of a bio fireplace in the living room. The flames ficker openly across a hearth that protrudes toward the adjacent kitchen diner area.
A table for four is adjoined to a central kitchen island. The table can also be extended to accommodate extra dinner guests, serving up to a party of six.
The open plan living space also includes the hallway area. Here, a generous storage system lines the walls, flowing toward the laundry room. Wood panels and slats of different widths form floor-to-ceiling handles on the hallway cabinets. This aesthetic is repeated to create interest across the TV wall in the lounge too, which creates a cohesive look through the open concept.
A floating bookcase is fashioned into the back of the wall mounted TV cabinet.
The homeowners chose to make the kitchen island countertop deeper, at 750 millimeters, to allow them to comfortably cook and prep on both sides of the worktop.
Oak veneer column units house integrated appliances.
At the end of the
The decor scheme uses an earthy material palette of oak veneer, suede, concrete and metal, alongside shades of grey and warm umber.
A central “cube” was fashioned to accommodate a riser in the apartment. Decorative blue-gray plaster and a recessed lighting strip makes a feature of the volume, which contains the guest bathroom.
The central cube creates diversity in the space, and causes different scenarios of movement.
The laundry room is revealed from behind a sliding door that can be left open without causing obstruction. When drawn back, an umber feature wall adds colour to the hallway.
The door to the guest bathroom is concealed with the dark plasterwork of the “cube”.
The private master bedroom suite sees a repeat of the layered, slatted wall panel treatment. The umber accent returns in the shape of a modern
Blue artwork brightens the bedroom palette.
Grey bedroom curtains copy the plush drapes in the living room.
A glass vase filled with stems adds a splash of greenery by the bed.
A recessed LED strip cuts down the bedroom focal wall, drawing attention to the artwork and a clean white linear console unit.
The ensuite bathroom is accessed via the dressing area, where smooth oak veneer wardrobes line the walls.
Black fixtures punctuate the guest bathroom, where blue-gray plaster contrasts with a white wet zone and floor tiles. The recessed floor-to-ceiling mirrors are the same inclusions that reflect the modern fireplace out in the living area. The mirrors help build an open, airy and lighter feel inside the compact area.
Built-in shelves thread an element of textural wood grain through the toilet cistern concealment wall.
A slatted room divider marks the entryway into the shower area.
Atmospheric light extends the warming umber accent colour through the entire shower area at night, creating a restful ambiance for unwinding at the end of a long and tiring day.
The floor plan illustrates the flow of family life around the apartment, and the peaceful divide between the private master suite and the kid’s bedroom on the other side of the layout. The laundry room provides an extra sound buffer from the youngest member of the household.