February 5, 2020

Idea:list Studio Creates Simple, Elegant Interiors for a Slovenian Apartment

A House Doctor chandelier hangs over a custom dining table with Gubi chairs, near a Žakelj sofa; the kitchen cabinets are also custom. Photography by Blaž Gutman.

When a client approached Ljublina, Slovenia-based Idea:list Studio to create interiors for her new apartment, most of the work was already done: Hardware was installed, as was oak laminate parquet and the bathroom’s ceramic tiles and necessities. “What to design for a lady with many passions who eats her life with a large spoon?” asked the studio’s co-founder Tina Begovic. “She wanted to keep her apartment bright, seemingly warm and simply shaped, with some addition of the blue which she adores so much.”

Mizarstvo Alic and KAUCH custom made the daybed and oak shelving in the guest room/office. Photography by Blaž Gutman.

First, the team rearranged the layout of the kitchen and social spaces into two parallel lines, with custom cabinetry in the client’s color of choice; additional tones appear in velvet upholstery across the backs of benches and beds, and in curtains and cushions. Oak veneer forms a bedroom frame dividing the bed and dressing areas, and storage in the office area.

JYSK’s Ubberup lounge chairs hang out on the terrace. Photography by Blaž Gutman.

To inspire these kinds of small changes with big impact, the team looked to the interiors of Eileen Gray. “Her pieces were designed with comfort in mind,” she says, “in addition to a great deal of feminine elegance and glamour.” The same could be said for the apartment she inspired.

A custom bookcase creates a bedroom, with a custom bed and headboard upholstered in Kvadrat Sahco Proof. Photography by Blaž Gutman.
Custom storage creates private zones in the bathroom, with fixtures by Dolomite. Photography by Blaž Gutman.
A Gubi chair furnishes a work nook near custom storage. Photography by Blaž Gutman.

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