Curbed's Lauren Ro takes a look inside a Minsk, Belarus, apartment designed by local firm Zrobym Architects in a palette that reflects a calming, welcome contrast to the bevy of multicolored apartments on-trend this year.
Aptly named the Buddha Apartment, the space features light-gray walls, pale wood floors, and clean-lined furniture that work together to evoke a soothing environment and also help make the 646-square-foot unit feel larger than it is. The architects also enhanced the compact residence with an open floor plan that flows from space to space without unnecessary walls.
It’s in the kitchen where the designers had a little fun. Floors are made up of tiles with a blue geometric pattern, while the Shaker-style counter fronts are painted a sage green. These bolder elements contrast nicely with white cabinets and a dark gray refrigerator.
The bedroom is similarly neutral, with matching pale wood furniture and “accent” pieces like a dresser and side tables painted in a very light aqua. What do you think? Does looking at this apartment take you to a calmer place?