Villa 118 by Denrakaev Unique Ambiance

November 22, 2018

Cool, Calm and Coordinated

Villa 118 by Denis RakaevA cool space often looks best in a calm, orderly interior design scheme. A good example is this sleek villa on the outskirts of Kiev, designed by architect Denis Rakaev, which uses a restrained colour palette and carefully selected design elements to create a beautifully coordinated look.  

For instance, the wood used in the vaulted ceiling and floorboards are in the same caramel tone as the leather chairs throughout the house, which provide a warm contrast against the black metal frames of the shelves, window frames and light fixtures. Minimalist shapes and patterns are applied to great effect, especially the repeated use of the chevron pattern (in both wood and marble wall panelling) as well as the round mirrors and light fixtures. The sober colour palette of black, grey, white and caramel complements the key textures of wood, metal and marble well. Together, they create a mature and sophisticated atmosphere which oozes style and masculinity.

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Product Inspiration

Kepp calm and look stylish with minimalistic, orderly design such as the Blink dining table from Stellar Works, the You chair from Coedition and the ABC bookcase from Saporiti.

Blink Oval Dining Table - Wood Top    You Chair   ABC Bookcase – Wall-Hanging Shelf – 31 cm Depth

 

For lighting, go for the low key but high tech look with the Teka OLED table light from Blackbody, the Cellight Octa from Frederik Roije and the Piknik portable LED lamp from LZF.

ABC Bookcase – Wall-Hanging Shelf – 31 cm Depth   Cellight Octa   Piknik Portable Wireless Table Light

 

Select use of sculptural accessories such as the Echasse bowl from Menu and the Allpa vase from Moustache will add a large dose of style to any space. To replicate the chevron pattern try the Teak on Teak chevron wallpaper from NLXL.

Echasse Bowl in Smoked Glass   Allpa Vase   Teak On Teak Chevron Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek






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