Lithuanian House Features A Contradictory Yet Complementary Mix Of Styles

Somewhere in Vilnius, Lithuania’s largest city and capital, there’s a lovely and quaint house that’s easy to fall in love with. The house was designed by Prusta in 2016 yet doesn’t have the typical characteristics of contemporary structures. The thing that sets apart this 120 square meter residence from its neighbors and other such homes is the manner in which it manages to incorporate a series of contradictory trends and contrasting design elements and to make everything look harmonious.

This is truly an eclectic house, one which seamlessly blends several different styles and trendsView in gallery
This is truly an eclectic house, one which seamlessly blends several different styles and trends
One of the main goals when designing the interior was to create open and uncluttered spacesView in gallery
One of the main goals when designing the interior was to create open and uncluttered spaces

We’re particularly charmed by the selection of materials used throughout the house which includes aged wood and natural wood with a gray tint, marble, stainless steel, glass, black metal as well as a variety of soft textiles. The dominant chromatic palette is a collection of warm color tones. A series of oriental pieces (mostly rugs) serve as highlights as well as sources of color and pattern for the spaces.

All of the rooms are furnished with a combination of old and new piecesView in gallery
All of the rooms are furnished with a combination of old and new pieces
The pitched roof creates a series of very cozy and welcoming spaces while letting the rest be spacious and openView in gallery
The pitched roof creates a series of very cozy and welcoming spaces while letting the rest be spacious and open

The designers wanted to keep spaces as simple and uncluttered as possible without diminishing their comfort and pleasant ambiance. This was an interesting challenge considering everything that we mentioned so far. In order to maintain a minimalist design approach, all of the highlights were framed by walls, ceilings and floors in cool shades and with neutral appearances.

A tall bookcase doubles as a space divider, concealing a cozy nook behind its shelvesView in gallery
A tall bookcase doubles as a space divider, concealing a cozy nook behind its shelves
The interior design is a combination of modern, industrial and traditional elements with oriental highlightsView in gallery
The interior design is a combination of modern, industrial and traditional elements with oriental highlights

The resulted design approach was focused on minimalism with a traditional twist. The spaces were furnished with a combination of old and new pieces, a blend of modern, industrial and antique/ rustic/ traditional accents. Check out this tall bookcase which doubles as a space divider. Its black metal frame is complemented by an abundance of colors distributed on the shelves.

The care concrete walls are decorated with textiles and complemented by comfortable furnitureView in gallery
The care concrete walls are decorated with textiles and complemented by comfortable furniture
There's a cozy little nook in this corner, framed by the sloped ceiling and with a nice viewView in gallery
There’s a cozy little nook in this corner, framed by the sloped ceiling and with a nice view

The open space living and dining area sits under the sloped yet tall wooden ceiling and has large windows that let in lots of natural light and at the same time connect the interior spaces to their surroundings. The views are not extraordinary and don’t reveal breathtaking panoramas yet they’re very tranquil and charming in their own way.

The kitchen and dining area are directly connected yet they're two very different spacesView in gallery
The kitchen and dining area are directly connected yet they’re two very different spaces
The kitchen is reminiscent of professional restaurant cuisine, featuring stainless steel countersView in gallery
The kitchen is reminiscent of professional restaurant cuisine, featuring stainless steel counters

All of the spaces are furnished with a mixture of old and new pieces. Old cupboards, tables and antique chairs are paired with modern wall units and a variety of other contrasting elements. The kitchen, for example, features an industrial hood and stainless steel cabinets and worktops which reflect the client’s inclination toward restaurant cuisine and professionalism. The kitchen layout is simple, practical and well-suited for the space.

The stainless steel counters and cabinets are both hygienic and visually imposing View in gallery
The stainless steel counters and cabinets are both hygienic and visually imposing
The kitchen also has an industrial hood which emphasizes the tendency for professionalism View in gallery
The kitchen also has an industrial hood which emphasizes the tendency for professionalism

The bedrooms too are designed in a contradictory yet complementary manner. Their interiors are a harmonious blend of functional and decorative. The master bedroom suite has a concrete ceiling and matching walls complemented by light-colored wooden flooring, full-height windows, minimalist white wall units and an antique wooden chest. Industrial light fixtures, an oriental area rug and ethnic pattern highlights complete the decor.

The bedrooms are quite interesting because they feature exposed concrete walls and ceilingsView in gallery
The bedrooms are quite interesting because they feature exposed concrete walls and ceilings
The master bedroom is separated from its en-suite by sliding glass doorsView in gallery
The master bedroom is separated from its en-suite by sliding glass doors
The bathroom is similarly simple and it too has warm wood accents and touches of colorView in gallery
The bathroom is similarly simple and it too has warm wood accents and touches of color
Long fabric curtains offer privacy for both the bedroom and the adjacent bathroom spaceView in gallery
Long fabric curtains offer privacy for both the bedroom and the adjacent bathroom space

The en-suite bathroom is also defined by simplicity. It has a tiled accent wall, floor tiles in a color similar to that of the wood used in the bedroom and a solid wood vanity that holds a metal bowl sink. It’s separated from the bedroom by sliding glass doors.

The children's bedrooms are small and simple but quite charming and pretty cozy and colorfulView in gallery
The children’s bedrooms are small and simple but quite charming and pretty cozy and colorful
The concrete walls and ceiling are softened by textile rugs, curtains and other highlightsView in gallery
The concrete walls and ceiling are softened by textile rugs, curtains and other highlights

The children’s bedroom are similar in style to the master suite. They’re small but cozy and welcoming despite the bare concrete walls and ceilings. They too have rugs with eye-catching patterns and colors, long fabric curtains for the full-height windows and quirky color accents.

In this bedroom the neutral palette is complemented by touches of blue, red and whiteView in gallery
In this bedroom the neutral palette is complemented by touches of blue, red and white
The wooden flooring has a nice gray tint which links it visually to the walls and ceilingsView in gallery
The wooden flooring has a nice gray tint which links it visually to the walls and ceilings
A small desk is positioned in front of a full-height window, featuring a funky red cabinet to its rightView in gallery
A small desk is positioned in front of a full-height window, featuring a funky red cabinet to its right