In Okrzeszyn, near Warsaw, surrounded by a forest, Moomoo Architects designed a house for a family of four. The author of its interior is Nadia Mitlosz - the main task of the architect was to create a space in a minimalist style, so that each of the household members would feel comfortable here.
The architect, who runs Nadia Mitlosz Interiors studio, was able to observe the process of creating the body of the house. This brought her a lot of inspiration - in various places of the interior, she and the investors decided to keep the concrete walls, including under the stairs in the living room, where she left an equally raw ceiling with visible formwork. To avoid excessive association with the industrial style, the designer decided not to cover the ceiling with cables. Instead, she placed specially adapted lighting - ceramic lamps, and on the opposite side of the living room she placed a rail-wire with spotlights, already installed under the plastered part of the ceiling.
In various parts of the interior, she and the investors decided to keep the concrete walls, including under the stairs in the living room
photo by Nadia Mitlosz
black and white minimalism
On the first floor, the open space includes a kitchen, dining room and living room - one room flows into the other, creating a spacious interior. The kitchen, located in a recess, has been kept in black and white colors. The tall white cabinets are a continuation of the light-colored walls, and the black lower cabinets were matched with low cabinets of the same color located in the living room. In them, residents can store various things, and use them as seating on the dining room side. Part of the wall in the living room and kitchen, hidden behind circular mirrors, was painted in a terra-cotta color, which runs through the finer elements of the design.
The bathroom on the first floor stands out with a consistent calm gray range, harmonizing with the copper fixtures. The investors are very fond of mirrors, so the architect created a sizable panel for them, around which she placed narrow strips, thus creating a frame.
The kitchen placed in the recess was kept in black and white colors
photo Nadia Mitlosz
simplicity in an industrial style
Throughout the house the floor is uniform - it is wide planks of bleached oak, perfectly suited to the large area. A black-painted, custom-made sheet metal staircase leads from the living room to the first floor. There, the investors decided to keep the roof truss visible. As the architect herself says:
"Admittedly, this lengthened the execution time, the expenses increased sharply, and the very team that carried out the work called the project a 'Łowicz cutout,' but it was worth it, because the effect is great, and thanks to this, more space and an interesting decoration from the rafters were obtained."
The factory lamps hanging above the stairs correspond with the concrete elements on the first floor. The designer decided to keep a minimalist style, somewhat reminiscent of industrial, and painted the door in the hallway the same color as the walls.
The bathroom and bedroom are separated only by a glass wall with transparent glass - this was the express wish of the investors
photo Nadia Mitlosz
The master bedroom was separated by a dressing room - as many as four meters of running closets with mirrored fronts. Behind the curtain placed there, the architect hid several installations - thanks to this procedure, you can get the impression that there is a window behind it, which positively affects the perception of space. The bathroom and bedroom are separated only by a glass wall with transparent glass - this was the express wish of the investors.
The biggest challenge for the architect turned out to be to fit a bathtub in the bathroom. It was a matter of centimeters - whether it would be possible to open the window and whether it would be possible to move freely to the shower. To warm up the gray of the room, a cabinet in the color of darkened oak was placed under the sink.