Contemporary Apartment in a 19th Century Building
treniqblog | June 14, 2017

Alena Makagon, Alexandr Ivasiv and Artem Zavarzin worked together on this interior design project in Kiev, Ukraine.

This contemporary apartment was a tribute to the decorative facade of the 19th-century building. It is evident and possible to see the architecture and contemporary design of this unique apartment.

The interior designer’s fingerprint is present in every single detail of this project. This is especially true in the sculptural elements that were added to the luxury ceilings and walls.

The project also reflects the perfect combination of old and new, making this a dazzling and stunning residence.

“Our idea was to keep the interior space simple in shape and put an emphasis on classical white walls that contrast with a modern, and predominantly dark furniture and floor.” The Designer tells us.


When entering the apartment, we’re immediately taking aback by the beautiful turquoise metal elements all over the home’s foyer.

It’s impossible to miss this mirrored section of the house, which opens up as a closet and it almost gives the sense of a ‘house within a house’. Another great thing about this private closet is what’s behind it… there is an actual private space for a dog house, with hidden ventilation in the equally turquoise pipes that climb up to the ceiling.

Making way to the living room, it is easy to understand how the whole space stands inside a 19th-century building, with tall and bright white walls going multiple feet high towards a white embroidered ceiling.

These classic white walls make a stunning contrast against the contemporary furniture and the dark wooden flooring.


In the dining room area, a mid-century suspension lamp by DelightFULL anchors the dining table and highlights the room’s sense of modernity and usage of space. Just behind the dining table, and hidden behind the tinted dark glass doors, we can see the kitchen.

Standing behind the doors, they allow for a more private space away from the dining and living rooms. However, there’s a twist: there is actually an artificial mirror that conceals a television behind it!


Going into the master bedroom, what promptly pops up are the colourful built-in closets located right in the middle of the room, thus creating two main spaces: the bed and the dressing area. A nice soft glow comes out of the hidden LED lights above the closet, which gives the room a perfect cosy ambience.

Cleverly hidden on the side of the closet there’s a small area with a quaint desk that is ideal for a nice afternoon working atmosphere. Above the bedside tables, it’s impossible to miss the mid-century wall lamps by DelightFULL. Pastorius is a sophisticated and highly functional piece with an extendable arm and can be adjusted into different positions, making it the perfect lighting design for this lovely master bedroom.

There is also a nursery, where colourful artwork adorns the walls in the most beautiful way, with a geometric rug that adds playfulness and a soft surface where the kids can play freely.


The two bathrooms are covered in colours and key elements that create focal points. In one of the bathrooms, there is a vanity with sleek grey cabinetry and a tall mirror that makes space feel wider. There is a luxurious suspension lamp, also by DelightFULL, in black and golden finishes which complete the look and makes the bathroom feel as sophisticated as the other stunning rooms in the house.

Finally, it’s important to emphasise that DelightFULL lighting designs add a unique touch to this Kiev apartment, through its sophisticated and sober lines. Each DelightFULL piece embraces a story and fits the sculptural elements that are present in every single detail of this project perfectly.


The lighting designs also represent the new character of the building, providing a fine contrast with the more traditional side of the apartment.

DelightFULL lamps bring a mid-century welcoming vibe and brighten up this dazzling interior design project in the heart of Kiev.




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