How To Make An All-Neutral Design Palette Work

This 124-square-meter (1,334-square-feet) apartment located in Kiev, Ukraine was designed by Olena Yudina with two separate areas: a private section, and one for guests. Off the small corridor is a guest bedroom, bathroom, dressing area, and laundry room, while opposite rests the living room, bedroom, dressing area, and another bathroom.
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The circular layout means that one room passes into another helping to avoid a lot of small corridors.
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White sets the tone of the apartment without being too stark and clinical. While wood floors cover most of the interior, the kitchen has a warm, grey tile.
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The wood continues into the kitchen via the backsplash and shelving that hangs above the stove. It definitely warms up the wall of white cabinets.
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Besides the white and shades of grey, fresh green is sprinkled throughout by way of live plants. The white brick brings texture thanks to the darker grout that was used.
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Brickwork shows up in every room of the house, bringing a bit of consistency throughout.
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Along with many international furniture brands, they also incorporated lots of Ukrainian brands, like Zuccheti/KOS, Meridiani, Arbonia, La Lampe Gras, Odesd2, LoveMosaic, SwetaYaremko, and Gizmo.
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The bedroom looks super cozy with a Scandinavian feel — it’s clean and simple.
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This post was authored by Caroline Williamson, managing editor of Design Milk.
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