Designers Alena Makagon, Alexandr Ivasiv and Artem Zavarzin take remodeling to a whole new level with their 19th century apartment project in Kiev. Defying age with fresh plaster and contemporary furnishings, it looks every bit as elegant and grand as it probably did more than a century ago.
The creative trio made sure the 19th century style moldings were present in every room from bathroom to nursery. Tough they didn’t hesitate to employ bold and expressive design elements and decor accents to create a strong contrast between styles of different eras.
Besides beautiful coverings, the team went with contemporary planning. The main room that combines living and dining area stands separate from the kitchen. A glass divider between them, however, still allows visual communication between the rooms.
Bedroom, divided into areas with erected walls, has a reading nook and a home office. There is a house-like storage structure in the hallway. It’s really not a typical 19th century apartment anymore.
Both bathrooms deserve thorough studying. And the nursery is just a glorious example of how you combine grand with the cute in one room.