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. Details throughout, such as a herringbone flooring pattern in two shades, reflect her studio’s ethos of combining stylish and cozy elements to create timeless design.
Anchored by the granite-top dining table, the circular kitchen design facilitates socialization. To create an open environment, Baklan even hid the kitchen sink within a system of pocket-door cupboards on one side of the zone’s perimeter and situated the stovetop with a built-in extractor hood on the other. Baklan also took a minimalist approach in the variety of materials used throughout to “make the space look even more holistic and voluminous.”