Uplifting, calm and just a little bit quirky, these two modern interiors are dressed in bright colour palettes of light blue, pink and shades of red, designed by Nika Vorotyntseva. Each of the homes, located in Kiev, Ukraine, also use a motif to create continuity through the interiors. The first flat is decorated with nature inspired pieces, from a leafy modern chandelier to illustrative wall murals of colourful trees and foliage. The second apartment explores the use of shape and texture, with focus shifting between angular and curvaceous form. Both places include a kids room design too, so there is inspiration for an entire family of needs.
White wall hooks, a white faucet, and a matching soap dispenser accessorise the cloakroom. | 40 |.
A tower of blue bookshelves make good use of a narrow nook by the window. Circular wall hooks add dotty interest to the plain pale blue paintwork. | 39 |.
A freestanding bathtub rests in the light of the window, where white drapes pool at the floor. | 37 |.
Blue and red decor gives the baby’s nursery a bright and energised aesthetic. Blue stickers pattern a white wall, behind a blue cabinet with arched doors. A lively red radiator underlines the window behind a comfy blue accent chair for nursing, and a sturdy floor lamp. The baby’s crib and changing table are a simple white finish that looks fresh against a light blue wall. | 38 |.
White bathroom pendant lights cluster above the vanity, hanging like speared snowballs. | 36 |.
Each cabinet door of a powder blue double sink bathroom vanity is decorated with a circle motif. Small black handles hit the centre of each concentric circle design, like a pebble striking the surface of a pond. | 35 |.
Sheer voiles hang across archways at the entrance to the dressing room. | 33 |.
Blue doors colour coordinate with blue walls in the hallway. | 34 |.
Huge his and her closets run off the hallway. | 31 |.
Inside the pink walk-in wardrobe, three walls of shelves and rails provide copious amounts of storage. An island of drawers fill the centre of the room. | 32 |.
Rounded rectangles texture a blue wall. | 30 |.
Gold trims add a suave finish to a velvety blue headboard. | 28 |.
A portiere reveals an ensuite bathroom. | 29 |.
Ribbed wall surfaces ripple the blue decor. | 26 |.
A comfortable reading chair upholstered in bright chartreuse stands out from the blue background in the bedroom. | 27 |.
Mirrored panels envelop the round dining table and blue dining chairs. | 25 |.
Inverted box panels create a smart feature wall. | 24 |.
Shades of blue push through each area of the open plan space, in the shape of a light blue kitchen, a plush blue sofa and a set of bold blue dining chairs. | 22 |.
A peninsula in front of the blue kitchen cabinets is faced in mirror, which reflects black bar stools and pink accents from the adjacent lounge area. | 23 |.
In another bathroom, grid textured tiles complement a crossed vanity design. | 20 |.
Our second tour takes place in an apartment with an area of 180 square metres. | 21 |.
The kid’s room follows on with the same colour story, decorated in powder blue and teal. | 19 |.
Glass walls reveal an ensuite bathroom. | 17 |.
White marble tiles gleam under the bathroom lights. | 18 |.
The botanical wall mural extends all the way into the bedroom to colour the tv wall. | 16 |.
The headboard is a jarring stripe of red, which ends in folds across the curtains. | 14 |.
A metallic globe pendant light reflects the room, A mirrored bedside unit complements the shiny copper lighting. | 15 |.
Moving through the door decorated with botanic art, we find a passageway to the bedroom. | 12 |.
The powder blue bedroom chair is a nod to pale blue skies just outside the window. A small side table makes it a comfortable spot to sip a coffee and read. | 13 |.
The galley kitchen half has deep teal walls to contrast with the stark units. | 10 |.
An integrated black oven stands out in the wall of full height white units. | 11 |.
The white kitchen is exploded into two halves, split by the passageway into the home. | 9 |.
A striped modern fruit bowl adds a quirky touch to the marble tabletop. A hidden gem of a design feature is revealed upon opening the door to a closet area, where illustrative botanical art covers the inside of the door in blue, pink and red. | 7 |.
Natural light from large windows bounces across high-shine marble floor tiles. | 8 |.
The feature wall runs the full length of the lounge-dining room combo to connect the two zones. | 6 |.
The chandelier has a delicate natural style, as though made from leaves or blossom. A scatter cushion on the sofa ties in with its botanical essence. A soft lampshade shrouds the floor lamp at the side of the couch. A modern wall sconce protrudes from a textured blue feature wall. | 5 |.
In the centre of the lounge, a glossy white coffee table rests on top of a cloudy blue and white area rug. | 3 |.
The modern chandelier over the adjacent dining area is the Moooi Heracleum Small Big O Chandelier. | 4 |.
Our first tour is the smaller of the two, measuring in at 140 square metres. The comfortably proportioned open plan living room is dominated by shades of blue, with some soft pink accents breaking up monotony. | Photographer: Sergey Savchenko.
A winged pink accent chair sits between the blue modern sofa and a teal media cabinet on the opposite tv wall. Pink and blue decorative vases dot the surface of the unit. | 2 |.