Project: Royal Park Minimalist Apartment
Architects: LINES Bureau
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Area: 947 sf
Photographs by: Alexander Kirpichev
Royal Park Minimalist Apartment by LINES Bureau
Designers from the LINES bureau have created a high-contrast minimalistic interior for a client from Saint Petersburg, who enjoys cooking and plans to work from home.
The main wishes of the client were a spacious living area, where guests could be accommodated, and a cozy isolated bedroom. Interior style – minimalism with contrast of volumes, wood and stone.
When entering the corridor, guests are welcomed by a composition of a glass partition and a full length mirror, which visually enlarges the space and makes it lighter.
One of the goals for the project was to create a convenient workspace in the living room. The designers separated the workspace from the rest of the area by embedding it into a special niche. A partition and a storage system with tinted glass and illumination supported the composition.
Walls and ceiling in the kitchen-living room are painted the same color, emphasizing unity of the space, and black-and-white cabinets with kitchen island and countertop made of porcelain stoneware add to the contrast of volumes. Chairs upholstered with hessian fabric and a lamp in the shape of cones enhance the graphic nature of the interior on the one hand, and add to the coziness on the other.
An interesting feature of the apartment are bay windows in the kitchen and the bedroom. “We had to play them off and enhance their role in the interior, – shares Ekaterina Usova, author of the project. – In the kitchen, we left some space in front of the windows so that while cooking, you could easily approach them. In the bedroom, on the other hand, we used this space as a lounge zone, having put a comfortable armchair there”.
The master-bedroom differs from the rest of the areas, as the client wanted the room to be lighter and cozier than the others. While the interior in the apartment is graphic and high-contrast, the bedroom is sustained in pastel tones, and veneer became a prevailing material of the zone – encountered in both the bed’s headboard and the table just in front. What adds to the coziness even more is a soft bed chosen by the designers.