We have recently swooned over the growing trend of combining elegant gray with cheerful yellow in modern homes. The exquisite Graphite Penthouse in Kiev, Ukraine seems to embrace this dynamic duo, even if the splash of yellow is restrained and limited! Designed by Denis Rakaev, the penthouse apartment showcases how to use gray in the most mesmerizing, urbane fashion while adding textural and visual contrast with interesting 3D wooden panels. In fact, these ornate additions capture your attention immediately in the entrance and living area and add cozy warmth to the setting.
While white is also extensively used indoors, it is ‘graphite gray’ in the form of the heavy curtains, accent walls and bathroom surfaces that stands out visually. The use of both white sheer curtains and graphite gray drapes allows the homeowners to shift between complete sound insulation and regulated natural ventilation with ease. Proper sound insulation was one of the major requirements put forth by the clients, and the architects turned to features such as bedroom walls with genuine leather panels along with the drapes to get this done. The snazzy living area also includes the dining room and a contemporary, sleek kitchen.
Located on the 26th floor of a waterfront building, the penthouse offers stunning views of the Dnieper River and the city. Completing this captivating home is the spectacular bathroom, which promises to drape you in complete opulence. With stunning lighting and the brilliant use of pendants, the bathroom brings home spa-style luxury, of course wrapped in trendy gray!