Simple and Warm Apartment With Light Wood and Tasteful Use of Blues
If you seek simplistic comforts in terms of a home’s color scheme, you simply can’t go wrong with blue. With such a broad range of hues to choose from, you can make each individual room of the house have a completely distinct theme and mood, making styling relatively easy but still fun and creative. Take a look at this fresh yet warm apartment designed by Katarzyna Ratyńska.
The kitchen, which shares its space with the living room, is the sort of kitchen one can imagine spending Sunday mornings in, preparing scrambled eggs or delicious pancakes. The beautiful use of soft whites and light greys for the counter-tops and cabinets makes the kitchen appear spacious, and accents of color such as the letter-decor are cheerful. An incredibly subtle and natural use of tiled mirrors serves as a unique decorating style, and adds a lovely touch to the area right under the pantries, where things can appear fairly dull. The dining table is of a light wooden color to help maintain that rejuvenated, lively glow to the area.
The living room is kept simple, with many built-in shelves and a large window to allow as much natural lighting as possible. Very soft touches of blue, grey and even mauve help to add color to the sofa. The furniture here is kept low, to help battle the issue of limited space, and the TV is incredibly sleek and minimalistic that it can practically pass off as a wall hanging. A baby blue TV stand right under it has wooden legs that skillfully match the rest of the other wooden pieces of furniture.
The bedroom is comprised of cooler tones of blues, such as blue-greys and soft navy, though there are still the occasional aquamarine cushions to brighten up the bed area. The bed and side table are low and white, and the light switches near the headboard are of the same color. Low black lights hover down low, so you have generous amounts of light for your late night reading. The curtains here are kept in a cream and white, thereby complementing the wooden floorboards while still blending well with the blues.
And if you need an idea of how to transform small areas into luxurious bathrooms of style, this apartment is the epitome of it. The flooring (and walls) here is not wooden, but rather of a stone, rough grey texture. This makes the glass walls of the shower cubicle appear very natural and hotel-like. Yet the sink is perhaps the most original thing of all, as it is literally a plain white basin situated on top of a sleek, wooden piece disguised as a drawer.
If you thought it couldn’t get any better, think again: a beautiful, wide balcony greets anyone and everyone, with dark wicker chairs and a glass coffee table. There is simply no reason to resist an invitation to look over the green, city landscape while staying in this house.
For those who prefer the simpler lifestyle with a decent and well-decorated bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, look no further. The balcony is surely a plus, but the real beauty of this home lies in its delicate and tasteful use of blues that animate any room without the use of bold colors. All the rooms of this house compliment each other, and for those who desire that loyal solidarity in color scheme, this is simply the best of dream houses.