Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
GRZYBOWSKA APARTMENT in Warsaw, Poland by NASCITURUS DESIGN
October 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: NASCITURUS DESIGN
This project is the effect of the work done on the 140 m2 space, which changed into a luxurious interior, becoming an alternative to the impersonal hotel rooms. The flat belongs to a businessman, who visits Warsaw for business very often. The guidelines were very clear: it was supposed to be comfortable and elegant. Not necessarily the designer style, but rather classy and functional features is what counts here. The apartment, located in the downtown area of the city, is at the same time a quiet place for resting and a foyer to the big city fun.
The owner was supposed feel like at his own home, although he does not live here permanently – coming back, after a whole day filled with meetings and interviews, he wanted to find his own harbor here. All used materials are of the best quality, there was no compromise in that. The owner knew what to expect from the interior design: it was supposed to be exquisite and functional, so that he could receive clients here, if necessary. This is where the idea of the spacious living room with a comfortable couch came from, which is the central part of the apartment. Besides that, the owner gave the designers a lot of freedom, who, after interviewing him, became quite familiar with his likes and furnished the apartment with a good coffee maker and a wine cooler, as well as they also combined the master of the house’s two most favorite ways of relaxing– a bath and a movie.
Shaping a client’s imagination about luxury into an actual piece of design is a leading theme in decorating. To do it, the designers decided to eliminate the conventional, narrow hallway and the wall between the living room and the kitchen. On thus obtained space, the suitable character of the interior could be built. The huge windows open the apartment to the sky terrace, the view of the city and the Palace of Culture. All of it makes the space play quite an important role.
The day part is surrounded with the coffee and milk, brown and white colors, as well as the walls made of polished travertine. In such a spacious living room, the leather sofa looks great, which together with the 60 inch TV creates a private and cozy home theater. To bring out the whole beauty of the used materials, a proper lighting was installed, which underlines their unique texture and pattern. Dark furniture and accessories, such as the effective black crystal chandelier, above the dining room table, give this harmony even more taste.
The skills to cope with unusual situations needed to be proved, though, because the chimney shaft slightly disrupted our plans. Thanks to their creativity, the designers took advantage of this piece and built a decorative, geometrical bar with the capacious, high gloss MDF cabinets.
The unmistakable pride of the master of the house is the bathroom – with the seemingly simple design, it is decorated with an effective wall, made of the warm, Spanish Emperador marble. If we add a waterproof TV to it, we will find ourselves in a truly royal atmosphere. In the private part of the apartment, the designers decided to introduce a variety of soft shapes, quilted fabrics and fancy lamps. The patterned wallpaper in the office subtly reflects in the ebony finished armoire, and the baroque arm chair perfectly suits the white details.
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