The residence called Ethnical Minimalism was sketched out by KW Studio, and it can be found within a neighborhood of Warsaw, Poland named Powiśle. The abode was the focus of an extensive renovation project, and it now features 603 square feet of living space. The old kitchen was turned into a bathroom, and a new open space living area was created by bringing down a wall and increasing the space between the bedroom and the living room.
Featuring a minimalistic allure, the apartment features multiple pure white elements such as the walls and some of the furniture pieces. These crisp white elements contrast nicely with wooden floors in the bedroom and kitchen, but the most important decorative element is undoubtedly a large brick wall that was stripped down of its plasterwork and paint.
Since the owner is a passionate traveler, the wall adornments include 70s and 80s vintage posters as well as certain ethnic features such as Iranian seat cushions or Moroccan carpets.
From the KW Studio:
This private apartment with a surface of 56m2 (603ft2) is located in the very heart of Warsaw, the Powiśle district. The project envisaged a complete renovation of an old flat situated on the 4 storey of a modernist residential building from the 1930’s. The works comprised replacement of all installations and floors as well as the refurbishment and reconfiguration of rooms.
The old kitchen was redesigned and changed into a bathroom, which was replaced by a closet. The apartment gained an open-plan living area thanks to tearing down a wall separating the anteroom and the living room and broadening the space between the living room and the bedroom. The two chambers were connected by 3 meter high wooden folding doors.
The apartment’s dominant colour is white. Floor mosaic in the anteroom and bathroom make a deliberate reference to a pre-war flooring design characteristic for Warsaw. The wood flooring made of whitewashed oak has a traditional pattern. The main decorative element here is a brick wall, from which the plasterwork and several layers of paint have been removed.
The furniture and ornamental elements reflect the owner’s passion for travel. The walls are decorated with Polish posters form the 70’s and 80’s while the rooms feature ethnic details from all over the world – Moroccan carpets and pillows, Iranian seat cushions, Argentinean kilims and Georgian soumaks.