Cozy attic in Kiev for a family of restaurateurs

The owners of this attic under the roof of an old Kiev house on Podil are a married couple with children who bought a room next to their main apartment. Designers Nikita and Kristina Vlasov from the faino decor studio were invited to design it. Here’s what they got

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Sofa, Interia. Coffee table, Kutsarsky wood work. The antique cabinet near the sofa was brought from Rome. It has a Rio lamp, Seletti lamp on it.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

This apartment is located on Podil, in one of the most colorful historical districts of Kiev. The owners are a married couple of restaurateurs with two children who already had one apartment here and they decided to increase the living space by purchasing another 106 sq. m. room next door under the roof. Two apartments on the attic floor were conceived as two separate zones: «adult» for parents and «nursery» for children and their nanny. They invited their old designer friends Nikita and Kristina Vlasov from the faino decor studio to design the «nursery».

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Dining table with tassels, Fabik studio furniture workshop. Vintage restored chairs were picked up to the table.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

The restored vintage armchair is the work of the Fabik studio furniture workshop. On the coffee table there is a ceramic vase for Lena Blank’s fruit.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Mirror in the hallway, La Forma Home.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

«We were working on the second, children’s zone, although only the name here is from the children’s one,» says Kristina. — The apartment should not have been directly associated with children. This is a full-fledged living space with a separate entrance and its own stylistic solution, which can be separated from the main apartment at any time, for example, rented out, or sold as a separate dwelling. They are connected to each other by a common large bathroom, through which you can go from one apartment to another.»

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

The lamp with a fringe above the table is an author’s design by Kristina Kovalyuk for the Lviv brand Pikart. Parquet, Levens. Graphics, Nikita Vlasov.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Handmade papier-mache lamps, Yalanzhi Objects.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Wooden shelving, Kutsarsky wood work. Above them on the wall is a graphic by Nikita Vlasov.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

The new room has three bedrooms (two downstairs and one upstairs, under a pitched roof), a living room area with a dining table and a small kitchen. There is also a laundry room with a dressing room, a bathroom with a shower, plus a bathroom (shared for two apartments). The layout was handled by architect Oleg Kuyava, who worked on the project of the first attic. Kristina and Nikita kept it, changing only the entrance to the bathroom (the door was moved from the living room to the corridor, thereby freeing up the wall for the TV).

«And with such micro—movements — with minor transfers and additions of electrics, but without any special interventions in the walls, only with the help of furniture, decor and light, we played each room in a new way. And they filled the space with unusual details,» says Kristina.

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The kitchen and cabinet furniture are made according to the author’s drawings, Arins company.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Kitchen, fragment. On the wall is the work of Pineapple 02 by the artist Dmitry Tarasenko.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

«With such micro—movements — with minor transfers and additions, but without any special interventions in the walls — we played each room in a new way and filled the space with unusual details»

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

The nanny’s room is on the ground floor. The bed is made according to the author’s drawings, Arins.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

If the first apartment of the customers was decorated in the loft style, then in the case of the new one they wanted a more cozy, «home» space that would maximally reflect the love of the owners for art, vintage and bright, unusual objects. So on the second floor, instead of a blank bedroom wall, a wooden panel made of ancient Kiev parquet appeared. The story of its appearance deserves a separate story.

«Oak parquet, which is more than 100 years old, was discovered during the dismantling of one of the objects of the artist and designer Lina Fedorenko,» says Kristina. — She gave the material a second life by creating several unique panels with different drawings from it. We ordered one of them specifically for our project. In the evenings it is illuminated, and chiaroscuro reveals its unique relief.»

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

A panel of a century-old parquet on the wall of the second floor.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

The nanny’s room is on the ground floor. There is an antique chest of drawers against the wall.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

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On the wall above the antique Hutsul tower there is an old embroidery from the collection of the artist Lina Fedorenko.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

«Lina has another hobby — folk naive embroidery. Therefore, when we found an authentic Hutsul tower in the interior (it is more than 100 years old, restored by master Boris Kushniruk), we already knew that we would hang an embroidered picture from Lina’s collection above it. This embroidery is more than 50 years old, that is, it is already an antique that has been made a worthy «respectful» design — an oval handmade frame.»

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The children’s room is on the second floor. The wooden bed is made to order, Kutsarsky wood work. Antique French chair, restoration workshop Shabby Art by Lana Lylyk. Crover, KilimArt studio. Desk and floor lamp, IKEA.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

«The apartment should not have been directly associated with children. This is a full-fledged living space with a separate entrance and its own stylistic solution»

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

The children’s room is on the second floor. Coffee table, bed, stool, decorative staircase — all Kutsarsky wood work. Vintage armchair of the late 1960s, upcycling studio KSU-KSU decor, curator of restoration works Katerina Nosikova. Chest, antiques, Holland.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Children’s room. Bed, Tekstura home. Author’s textiles, Happy Spaces. Table and chairs, IKEA. Cabinet furniture is made to order according to the author’s drawings, Arins company.

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Aidimir Jafarov. style: Kristina Vlasova

The interior of the apartment is mainly made up of original design items and vintage furniture. These are unique handmade papier-mache lamps in the TV area, and a chandelier with a fringe designed by Kristina Kovalyuk in the dining area, and author’s ceramics. The dining table with tassels and the restored retro armchair in the living room are the work of the Fabik studio furniture workshop, and almost all the wooden oak furniture was made to order according to the drawings of faino decor by a long-time friend of the owners of the house Sergey Kutsarsky (Kutsarsky wood work workshop).

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The bathroom is shared by both apartments. Floor towel rack, designed by Nikita Vlasov, produced by Vadym Protsenko manufactory. Plumbing, Villeroy & Boch.

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Aidimir Jafarov

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Bathroom. Plumbing, Villeroy & Boch.

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Aidimir Jafarov

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

Sink, Odud Lab. Wooden table under the sink, Kutsarsky wood work.

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Aidimir Jafarov

Уютная мансарда в Киеве для семьи рестораторов

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