dreamdesign refashions vacation house in kiev, ukraine
dreamdesign refashions vacation house in kiev, ukraine dreamdesign refashions vacation house in kiev, ukraine
dec 31, 2016

dreamdesign refashions vacation house in kiev, ukraine


ukranian studio dreamdesign has brought life to a vacation house near kiev, turning it into the maison de charme – a family dwelling with character. the architects intended to create an interior unrelated to fashion trends, one that is beyond time and labels.

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the swimming pool area is lit with lamps by frank gehry
all images © igor karpenko



dreamdesign has conceived the house like an open space with high ceilings and a large square area that allow a play in scale, proportions, and geometry. to add character to the space, which is designed in soft colors, the architects opted for complex color shades when choosing textiles, furniture, and lighting —  avoiding any excessive details and creating light features.

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a monumental panel with tortoise carvings symbolizes wisdom and prosperity



exquisite furniture from italian company giorgetti is accompanied by sculptural objects by riva1920, while verner panton armchairs embody the decoration of the bedroom and a checkered rug by vivienne westwood incorporates all color shades used in the interior. in addition, a monumental tortoise panel that symbolizes wisdom and prosperity serves as an additional symbol of a style beyond time. finally, an important design detail can be seen in the sliding panels between the kitchen and dining room, manufactured by the studio itself — made of  glass on the one side and covered in colorful copper petals on the other.

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murano glass lamps on long suspensions elegantly complement the checkered rug by vivienne westwood

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chairs by giorgetti create a vibrant mood in the dining-room

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the interior of the kitchen draws attention with its thought-out lighting and sliding doors made by the studio

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the interior is adorned with greyish blue, soft mint, deep blue, tobacco, baked milk, and cinnamon shades



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom



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