Posh Apartment in Minsk Gets A Complete Remodel

Interior designers face challenges all the time but it’s not every day one comes across an apartment with such a badly-planned interior that they have to restructure everything. That’s exactly what designer Dmitry Barashko had to do when asked to remodel an apartment situated at the center of Minsk, in Belarus. The apartment had a highly impractical floor plan which didn’t include a single straight wall. All its longitudinal walls diverged radially from the center and curved which made it very difficult and even impossible to actually use some of the spaces.

The living and dining area is very welcoming, blending lots of different finishes and textures togetherView in gallery
The living and dining area is very welcoming, blending lots of different finishes and textures together
The interior design is simple and modern but also full of many quirky and intriguing little detailsView in gallery
The interior design is simple and modern but also full of many quirky and intriguing little details

A whole new structure was created. The apartment was completely reorganized, this time with walls that form right angles. As it turns out, being creative and being practical are not mutually exclusive after all. The new interior design is modern and simple. The focus is mainly on the materials and the finishes but the spaces definitely don’t lack character. The living room, the kitchen and the dining area are seamlessly connected and form the most spacious section of the apartment. Everything else is compartmentalized.

The lighting fixtures are sculptural and have graphical designs, drawing attention without being too eye-catchingView in gallery
The lighting fixtures are sculptural and have graphical designs, drawing attention without being too eye-catching
The dining area is framed by a soft and velvety area rug and features beautiful purple chairsView in gallery
The dining area is framed by a soft and velvety area rug and features beautiful purple chairs
The kitchen is almost entirely white and has a massive and elegant island made from white marbleView in gallery
The kitchen is almost entirely white and has a massive and elegant island made from white marble
The kitchen island doubles as a bar and the stools match the dining chairs creating a smooth transitionView in gallery
The kitchen island doubles as a bar and the stools match the dining chairs creating a smooth transition
Large windows open up the living area to the outdoors, revealing panoramic views of the cityView in gallery
Large windows open up the living area to the outdoors, revealing panoramic views of the city
The apartment has a very pleasant and inviting look thanks to the array of natural materials used in its new designView in gallery
The apartment has a very pleasant and inviting look thanks to the array of natural materials used in its new design
The floor plan was streamlined and is now a lot more practical and efficient thanks to the right anglesView in gallery
The floor plan was streamlined and is now a lot more practical and efficient thanks to the right angles
This is the bedroom, now with a chic and glamorous design that gives it an airy and open feelView in gallery
This is the bedroom, now with a chic and glamorous design that gives it an airy and open feel
A stylish desk is positioned in front of the large windows, taking advantage of the natural lightView in gallery
A stylish desk is positioned in front of the large windows, taking advantage of the natural light
The wooden accent wall seamlessly hiden the bedroom door, creating a very smooth and cozy ambianceView in gallery
The wooden accent wall seamlessly hiden the bedroom door, creating a very smooth and cozy ambiance
The master bathroom is designed with tones of gray and dark-stained wood for a spa-like vibeView in gallery
The master bathroom is designed with tones of gray and dark-stained wood for a spa-like vibe
Marble really is timeless and this stylish powder room proves with its chic design and simplicity View in gallery
Marble really is timeless and this stylish powder room proves with its chic design and simplicity
The sculptural light fixtures give our warm ambient light and bring the space to life at nightView in gallery
The sculptural light fixtures give our warm ambient light and bring the space to life at night