Minimalist life at Koliba
The beloved area of Bratislava – Koliba – provides new space for the newly-built luxurious family houses which are part of the new residential housing project. We have, once again, excitedly taken part in creating a cozy home for our clients. The two-story family houses with habitable basements offer a life of comfort with a high standard of quality and a 200sqm floor plan, along with ample yard space and a private driveway.
We were tasked with creating a pleasant and cozy family home in subtle shades of beige. Such a gentle vibrancy can be seen throughout the entire interior and, together with the hardwood flooring and minimalist elements, charms the inhabitants with a pleasant warm impression of the interior.
The living room looks soft and gentle thanks to the rounded TV wall in smooth beige plaster, which brings an air of softness into the rough spirit of the surrounding concrete. It boasts a remote-controlled designer ethanol fireplace. The designer upholstered armchairs from Norr11 are, undoubtedly, the dominant elements in the otherwise simply furnished space.
230 m2living space
3months to design
5months to deliver
230 m2living space
3months to design
5months to deliver
Kitchen with dining room
The kitchen and living room form the main space of the house’s ground floor. The space is wonderfully illuminated by daylight and interacts perfectly with the private garden. The designed interior offers a lot of enclosed storage space, a feature that is really practical for family life. The kitchen, with a large work area, is complemented by a minimalist island that visually communicates with the living room. A large dining table seating 6 people comfortably is located on the axis of the entrance hall.
Entrance, hallway and staircase
The entrance hallway is designed to be both practical and functional. The wooden floor has been replaced with ceramic tiles due to its easier maintenance. The full-length mirrors glued to the wall increase the spaciousness of the area visually and allow the inhabitants to perform a final outfit check before leaving the house. The kitchen is visually separated from the hallway and staircase by a slatted furniture wall in beige. Simple lighting, glass railings and a uniform wooden floor make the hallway and staircase feel airy and sleek.
The rough walls of exposed concrete are in material contrast to the soft elements of the upholstery, the warm wooden flooring and the soft shades of beige on the furniture. The cozy feeling that the day area interior gives off is enhanced by the viscose light-gray carpet. The wall behind the TV in smoothed plaster finish is complemented by low cabinets with an ethanol fireplace set in a sandstone veneer. It is exactly thanks to the match of the soft upholstery materials, sandstone veneer, beige plaster, artificial stone and the furniture that we have managed to achieve such warmth in the interior.
The layout of the house is very well-arranged, which meant there was no reason for us to make changes. The first floor consists of a day area – kitchen with living room, complemented by an entrance wardrobe and a bathroom. Via the staircase, one can reach the night area consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The elevated habitable basement with its double garage, office/guest room and a large utility room is an added bonus.
The view from each area of the house, with the exception of one bedroom, looks out into the private garden. The house stays connected with the driveway visually via strip windows in the secondary areas of the house and kitchen.
The bedroom centerpiece is the low 2x2-meter double bed in veneer. The visual impression of the wall in exposed concrete is softened thanks to the wooden elements, in addition to the wool carpet, as well as curtains and drapes in a warm gray color palette. The bedroom has its own separate bathroom with a bathtub.
Furniture and details
The custom-made furniture in the day area has a clean feel. The subtle colors represented across different surface textures give the interior an air of luxury. The materially simple furniture provides plenty of storage space and, thanks to the milled handles, push system opening and pull-out drawers from the worktop, enhances the clean feel of the interior. Minimalist lighting is provided by ceiling-mounted lights from manufacturer Deltalight and a linear light fixture above the dining table from Muuto.
The children's room is furnished with functional, timeless furniture that not only offers enclosed storage spaces but also an open library area. The low bed with a furniture screen is a safe place for the child to sleep and play. This room, too, includes an exposed-concrete wall. This time though, the wall is complemented with magnetic whiteboard panels, which are sure to be a hit with the little ones. The children’s teepee tent and circular wool rugs soften the space nicely.
Design and execution
The interior of this house was a project, where the ideas and wishes of the client aligned exactly with our favorite principles of design. The minimalist elements used, the emphasis on materials, functionality and practical details turned this space into an interior that is as functional as it is timeless.
Photo: Marián Svítek/BOLD Digital
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