July 12, 2018

Yuriy Zimenko Covers a Ukraine Apartment in Bold Colors

A B&B Italia sofa anchors the living room, which also features a Boca Do Lobo coffee table and a Moooi rug. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

An accent wall is one thing, but for a 2,200-square-foot apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, designer Yuriy Zimenko devised full accent rooms, devoting each area to a study in shades—from a master bedroom in a bold purple to bathrooms of red, green, or blue.

A glass staircase is the perfect showcase for treads of Chinese Silver Wood marble. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

“It was a difficult task to introduce different color combinations that seemed to be incompatible,” he says, “but difficult tasks always inspire me.” Vibrant patterning, like veiny marbles and rugs with motifs of branches and botanicals, deepen the impact of walls covered in an Armourcoat gradient paint Zimenko custom developed with the factory. White sheers diffuse and direct natural light into darker spaces, brightened by lighting from Remains, Koket, and Icone.

In the childrens’ bathroom, white Thassos marble walls and floors frame expanses of onyx marble; the sink is by Simas. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

Plush furnishings populate public areas, in tones coordinated to the walls, while the kitchen and bathrooms favor monochromatic and organic forms in white ceramics and marble. And Zimenko even found a festive pattern for the living room floors, with parquet in an asymmetrical “Christmas tree” format he designed to let the wood’s true colors shine through.

Chinese Silver Wood marble floors a guest bathroom, which has a sink and fittings by Antonio Lupi. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
The master bedroom features a bed and armchair by B&B Italia and a Moooi rug. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
Walls of blue onyx marble surround a shower with fittings by Gessi and storage cubes by Roche Bobois. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
The sink and tub are by Gessi and the pedestal table is by Antonio Lupi. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
The master bedroom is defined by blue onyx marble and white Thassos walls. The toilet and bidet are by Gessi. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.

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