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Design: Natalie Dubróvska
Area: 52 sq.meters
Year: 2019
Location: Kyiv
Photo credits: Yevhenii Avramenko

The apartment is in a house built in 1966, a classic «stalinka» - a colloquial name for apartment buildings constructed in the USSR from the late 1930s to the mid-60s.

Initially, the interior was planned to be minimalistic and calm. But after dismantling, we unexpectedly found a stucco decoration above the plasterboard ceiling, as well as a beautiful red brick on the walls. Without much consideration, we decided to change the whole project towards a more natural and raw-looking space. We decided not just to fill the space but to show all the heritage of the last century.

The main goal was to evoke senses of calmness and harmony by creating a warm, textured, intimate space with dim, cosy lighting and the scent of cedar and wood.