Colorful apartment for a family of five

17 of October '22

Arranging a space for a family with children is an interesting challenge for architects and designers. In one realization, it is sometimes necessary to respond to many diverse and even extremely different needs. A new project by the MIKOLAJSKAstudio studio shows how to combine the expectations of future household members and create a cohesive, interesting interior, where older and younger family members will sit at the same table and simply feel at home.

Dining Room

Dining room

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Expressive and functional

Although minimalism has remained one of the most fashionable trends in interior design for years, a turn toward bolder color solutions is increasingly noticeable.

One of the bathrooms

One of the bathrooms

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- The owners of a two-level apartment in Cracow clearly defined their needs at the beginning of our cooperation. They expected an elegant but expressive interior, full of color, which at the same time would not be "mottled". The priority was also to make maximum use of the available space and adapt it to the needs of members of a family of five. The 150 square meters had to accommodate two children's rooms, a bedroom for the parents, a guest room combined with an exercise area, two bathrooms, a separate toilet, a kitchen with anisland open to the living room connected to the dining room, as well as a utility room, a comfortable dressing room and a mini-office," comments Ida Mikolajska, architect, co-owner of MIKOLAJSKAstudio.

Bedroom

Bedroom

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Colorful details

The strongest means of expression in the interior is an intense and rich color scheme, based around forest green, terracotta and golden shades of yellow, reminiscent of the autumn landscape - sienna and ochre. Great care was taken not only in the selection of colors in the apartment, but also in the refinement of their shades. As a result, the interior seems light and airy, while remaining interesting and cohesive.

 Gold handles in the shape of ginkgo leaves

Gold handles in the shape of ginkgo leaves

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A huge role is played by decorative wallpapers, which were used both in the bedrooms and in one of the bathrooms, giving each room a unique character.It's easy to spot contemporary decorative elements in the apartment, such as gold handles in the shape of ginkgo leaves or decorative quartz sinter, used on the wall in the living room. The irregularly shaped mirror used in the bathroom also draws special attention.

Bathroom

Bathroom

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Family space

In the open kitchen, dark granite countertops were combined with light conglomerate on the island, making the room retain its lightness without losing its clarity. Wooden laths separate it from the heart of the realization - a living room connected to the dining room, where the architects managed to find space for a secluded study. The relaxation area features a comfortable green modular sofa and modernist armchairs. Common meals, in turn, are encouraged by a beautiful oak table, surrounded by upholstered chairs on golden legs.

Kitchen

Kitchen

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Children's rooms

Two children's rooms were designed in the apartment - one for a six-year-old girl and the other for two younger boys. Thanks to a system of built-in closets, the space did not lack storage space. The architects also took care of a colorful study and play area.

Room for a girl

Room for a girl

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Boys' room

Boys' room

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