Dubrovska Studio creates a minimalist apartment in Kiev


Minimalist Kiev apartment designed as a soothing oasis

Created by Dubrovska Studio, the space features a visually quiet interior palette with understated design details

Ukrainian designer Natalie Dubrovska of Dubrovska Studio has created the minimalist interiors of an apartment in Kiev. Responding to the client’s request to balance a busy life with a calming interior environment, the designer created a place that combines distinctive design gestures with essential aesthetics.

Kitchen and dining room, with upholstered chairs by Monica Förster for Artifort

Visually quiet, apartment interiors feature a palette of whites and grays, with rounded corners that further soften the space with a stuffy effect. The only colors in the space are offered by the sofa, by Francesco Binfaré for Edra, its asymmetrical shapes and deep blue velvet upholstery creating a strong presence in the living space. The changing nature of the sofa allows the piece of furniture to perform different functions in the room, with different seating approaches created by changing the placement of the cushions.

The same shade is reproduced in the bathrooms, where the color is used for the sink and a small shelf alcove in the shower, and in the office chair, by Jaime Hayon.

The entrance is defined by a walk-in closet with a concealed study space to one side, flanked by Rimadesio cabinets in the same tones as the apartment, while in the open plan living area, a kitchen and dining room monochromatic dining features a white lacquered table and an elegant dining area. chairs by Monica Förster for Artifort. Responding to the client’s request to keep appliances out of sight, the designer created white and gray cabinets that provide a discreet hiding place, contributing to the minimalist effect of the room.

“The cooperation with the client was a unique and fascinating experience,” comments Dubrovska. “His references were not interior shots but more abstract images like a photo of the sunset or a Pink Floyd album cover.” I had to process all these images to find the solution to express this emotion in a material domain. Finally, we found a concept that reflects this perfectionism and this lateral perception of beauty.’ §

Bed by Francesco Binfaré for Edra

A frosted glass window in the bathroom, with the plants in the bedroom visible from the other side

Dressing room with cabinets by Rimadesio

A custom-designed alcove in the children’s room, with Puppy by Eero Aarnio for Magis

A blue sink in the bathroom

The walls of the apartment have rounded corners


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