August 5, 2021

12 Apartments With a Modern-Eclectic Vibe

Small apartments are catapulted into the present with a unique mix of mid-century aesthetics and contemporary designs.

1. This Vibrant Mumbai Home by Baldiwala Edge Draws Inspiration from the Memphis Group

Inspired by the asymmetrical shapes and bold colors that the Memphis Group popularized in the 1980s, Ali Baldiwala, founder of his namesake design studio, created a whimsical two-bedroom apartment in South Mumbai. Photography by Talib Chitalwala, styled by Samir Wadekar. 

2. Maya Sheinberger Designs a Minimalist and Modern Family Apartment in Tel Aviv

In a residential neighborhood just north of Tel Aviv, Maya Sheinberger, of her eponymous interior design firm, transformed a traditional apartment into a modern home for a couple who became a family of three during the process. The shelves frame the television without making it the focal point, displaying small treasures. Photography by Itay Benit.

3. Pops of Color Modernize an Apartment in the Heart of Historic Kiev

When tasked with enlivening an apartment in the center of Kiev for a young graphic designer, Yevheniia Dubrovska, founder of her namesake studio, gravitated toward bright hues and bold tiles to reflect her client’s aesthetic sensibilities. The sofa is a custom piece by DubrovskaPhotography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

4. Striking Out on His Own, Antonio Monserrat Designs a Brooklyn Loft

For his first solo project, architect and designer Antonio Monserrat ( looked no further than his own four walls. The bedroom features different tones of blue and a custom bed and original paintings by Monserrat. Photography by Antonio Monserrat. 

5. Rina Lovko Studio Makes a Red-Hot Kyiv Apartment Look Cool

A wool-linen rug by Yuriy Zimenko anchors a Gaetano Pesce Serie Up 2000 lounge and Shane Schneck’s Bowler table in the living area, where a beige-painted wall serves as a screen for projected imagery. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

6. Angelina Askeri Designs An Eclectic Art-Filled Moscow Apartment

A modern chandelier by Roll and Hill hangs above the Merve Kahraman chairs and wooden table made by Italian craftsmen. Photography by Sergey Krasyuk.

7. Daria Vasilkova Transforms Park Rublevo Moscow Apartment into Sanctuary of Serenity

Local interior and product designer Daria Vasilkova, renovated an apartment for a globe-trotting family who requested a home that resembled a boutique hotel suite in both function and aesthetic.

8. Establishment Founder Dawid Augustyn Designs His Own Blush-toned Apartment in Cape Town

A Simon Schmitz pendant fixture hangs over the dining area’s marble-topped table by Alain Gilles. Photography by Greg Cox/Bureaux. Production by Sven Alberding.

9. Alloy and RR Interiors Transform Two Historic Dumbo Paint Factories into Residential Lofts

The tapestry displayed here, entitled Karu, Robertson sourced from South Africa and hung above the custom desk by Alloy and Braga Woodworks. Photography courtesy of Pavel Bendov.

10. Danish Duo Behind Lumière Bricoleur Designs a Family Home in Former Military Barracks

Lumière Bricoleur, a Danish design firm helmed by Nikoline Henningsen and Morten Ravn, was eager to create a family home for their clients in this historic yet charming site. Photography by Jenny Sundby. 

11. Maya Baklan Transforms Kyiv Apartment into Renter’s Haven

Rental apartments present designers with an interesting task in creating homes for people they have yet to meet. Maya Baklan, founder of her namesake Kyiv-based firm, took on such a project in the hopes of attracting design-driven tenants in a new upscale residential condo. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

12. Pierre Yovanovitch Designs Chic NYC Apartment for The Invisible Collection Co-founder Anna Zaoui

In the master bedroom, Yovanovitch’s iconic Papa Bear armchairs are paired with a set of three occasional tables in wood and lacquer, also by Yovanovitch, and a striking artwork by Marc Quinn depicting Anna Zaoui’s own iris. Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson.

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