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A Crazy, Cool, Colorful and Cozy Apartment

2012 May 2

The first thing that comes to mind with the apartment shown here, designed by Anna Marinenko,  is a fun house. It is wild, fun and exciting, full of asymmetrical lines and a vibrant–to say the least–color palette. Lime green accent walls match the contemporary sofas, while the red tone of other walls and the kitchen cabinets are carried throughout the apartment by various lighting fixtures and home accessories. White spheres float throughout, breaking up the otherwise sharp lines in the space. They and the white floor and ceiling keep the other colors from becoming too overwhelming.

Lighting is featured prominently in the design. The round flushmounts on the ceiling are Dioscuri Ceiling/Wall Lights by Artemide, mirrored below by a Dioscuri Table Lamp. The pendants are also from Artemide, a cluster of various sizes in the Castore collection. To the right, a Les Racines Floor Lamp by Fambuena pulls the red color from the far wall into the sitting area, while also complementing the unusual angles of the shelving. (The angles in the room carry through even to the accessories, as evidenced by an Il Conico Water Kettle and other pieces from the angular Aldo Rossi collection by Alessi on the coffee table.)

Living Room & Dining Room

Dining Room & Living Room

Kitchen

Entryway

If you think all the color might be too much to take on any sort of long-term basis, Marinenko would be the first to agree with you. She actually designed the space for short term stays, as a temporary, energizing respite from the monotony of daily life. For more information on the project, check out the blog at DigsDigs.

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