The presented two-level apartment, is located in one of the highest points of Gdynia. An extensive view stretches from the windows along the city centre and, further, to the Gdansk Bay. We designed the interior for a couple with two adolescent children, and the main idea was to keep the entire space in calm, soothing colours: grey, white and natural wood.
The flat was divided in a classic way into the living area (living room, dining room, kitchen, office, small bathroom) on the first floor, and an intimate area (children’s rooms, bedroom with wardrobes, family bathroom) on the second floor. The main challenge was to functionally divide the space and remodel the tight entry zone (the glass wall between the staircase and the living room let the daylight into the hall and made the flat look much larger). A practical solution was to place a laundry room and a storage room in the construction under the stairs.
The colour scheme has been defined from the very beginning as neutral and timeless (bright, oak floor, white skirting boards, walls and doors, grey curtains and kitchen cabinetry). However, more pronounced accents appear, inspired by the colours of the sea – a beautiful velvet sofa with original pillows or a multi-coloured carpet.
The private area on the first floor, due to numerous cases of sloping ceiling, proved to be a serious challenge. In the master bedroom, the ceiling slopes were “hidden” so as to enlarge the room (on one slope, made of American walnut, the TV wall was designed). Behind the wall there is a comfortable wardrobe. The same solution was applied on the side with the bed – this way the bedroom gained 2 wardrobes.
In the room of one of the daughters, the sloping ceiling became an inspiration to create furniture. The “cottages” with sloping roofs fit perfectly into the attic geometry. The colour scheme was adopted from the beautiful books by Astrid Lindgren. The wallpaper of the Swedish company Boråstapeter completed the effect.