This is a 3-room loft apartment located in Bratislava, Slovakia. It has a total floor space of 95 square meters and an interior design by RULES Architects which impresses through simplicity and casual elegance.
The apartment was renovated in 2015 and the style chosen is contemporary with subtle industrial influences. Elements like the exposed steel roof structure and the stainless steel fixtures are suggestive details for this style.
In order to avoid creating a cold and uninviting ambiance, the team that worked on this project decided to use a combination of materials and color that would allow them to establish a smooth balance. So they used warm wood in combination with steel and a color palette that blends the timeless black and white combo with the natural wood shades.
The lost is divided into two zones. One is the day zone and it includes the kitchen, the dining area and the living space as well as a hallway. The other is the night zone composed of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet area.
The social area has an open floor plan with the seating nook occupying one end and the kitchen being positioned at the other end. In between them is the dining space.
The architects also decided to add a mezzanine level which they furnished with bookcases. This space can be accessed via a ladder and features net instead of railing and perforated steel panels for the flooring.
The gray sectional in the living area was custom designed to fit this space. It has wide armrests and it conceals a subwoofer in the portion facing the windows.
The kitchen is L-shaped and doesn’t include an island. The dining table, however, can double as a work surface when needed. A hidden door in here offers access to a pantry.
The kitchen cabinetry hides the stereo system and the computer, allowing the living room to stay clean and airy. The way all these electronic components were integrated into the custom furniture is quite clever but not unexpected from a contemporary home. The counter positioned under the window can double as a bar and can be accessed from the adjacent balcony. Another interesting feature in the kitchen is the colorful mosaic wall behind the range hood. It’s an eye-catching feature for the entire zone.
The dining table has a metal base and solid wood top. It’s complemented by chic white and black chairs that gather together all the main colors defining the loft in one area.
The TV is attached to a revolving bracket which allows it to be viewed from both the kitchen and the living room. The swivel design is simple and was custom created for this specific apartment.
The design in the night zone is equally simple and casual. The bedrooms feature custom-designed wardrobes, white walls light wooden floors. Gray is used as a primary color and various pastels are accent shades for the décor.
The bathroom is really bright and has a shower unit with a bench which is there for comfort and functionality. The glass shower divider and the white used throughout allow the room to look spacious white the wooden vanity cabinet adds warmth to the space.