Lipinka: Modern Home with Personality

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Lipinka, a 90 square meter apartment in the heart of Kiev, marries minimal design with cozy and timeless accents that make for a charming two-person home. The living room’s exposed brick wall and fireplace evoke a timeless sense of warmth and comfort while the butter yellow sofa provides a welcome and undeniably stylish contrast. Although the home is entirely clutter-free, it certainly doesn’t lack character; above the cozy window-adjacent chaise is a bookshelf made from vintage suitcases, making for a reading nook that looks like a Pinterest DIY fantasy. Lipinka maintains this subtle charm in the more relaxed bedroom space with a polished tile floor and soft gray area rug, which provide a refreshing departure from the brick accent wall behind the four-post bed. Even the family dog can find sanctuary with a space-saving bed conveniently built into the wall. The luxurious bathroom features a granite shower with glass doors and an elegant floating sink. Despite the fact that it is an interior space, liberally placed floor-to-ceiling windows create a light and airy atmosphere that would make one question the boundaries between inside and out. Quirky yet clean and polished, this home from 2B group has a characteristic charm that offers the perfect balance between past and present in modern design.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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