Interior designers Christina Vlasova and Nikita Vlasov of Faino Decor Studio didn’t know who they have been doing the job for. When they had been hired to rethink an apartment in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, all they could be guaranteed of was the standard vibe of their shopper. “She’s a girl with fantastic style, and the condominium is in a pretty prestigious residential complicated,” Christina says. “It’s ideal following to a metro station and close to nature.”
The real truth is that the owner did not know who they were being designing for both, since she purchased the position in order to lease it out for a still-to-be-found out tenant. The one-bed room unfold was aspect of a recently constructed superior-rise full with 26 flooring, in which the exterior blends in with encompassing historical architecture, but the interior leans considerably additional present day. “This is a pretty frequent practice in Ukrainian building,” Nikita notes. “There was absolutely nothing specific about the condominium. It was just vacant space.”
The upside to these mysteriously vague yet simultaneously nondescript conditions is that Christina and Nikita ended up free of charge to permit their imaginations fill the void. The proprietor just questioned for them “to inform a story,” and they obtained to make a decision what that entailed. “She preferred us to have a ‘wow factor’ with a large amount of shades and information that would make it a distinctive listing when it went on the market place,” Nikita proceeds. “We started off to perform on it final December, and it was completely bare within. There was no energy, plumbing, or finishing supplies, just concrete partitions and flooring.”
The pair took two months to craft something that could make a lasting perception, and they seized on the actuality that the property had been as unfinished as it was. They opted to swap the kitchen area with the bed room, which permitted the adjoining residing area to have panoramic home windows. “This switch gave one particular window to the bed room, and then we figured that its entrance could be via swinging glass doorways,” Christina suggests. “The bedroom has a separate dressing spot, and from the facet of the corridor, a whole-fledged laundry was carved out of the previous living room.” And, though they manufactured the hallway more compact, they did so to make the bathroom larger, concluding that this kind of a shift would be well worth it.