Inspiration

A Vibrant Oasis Outside of Kyiv

Nestled in the picturesque town of Villago, a short distance from the heart of Kyiv, the Mlynchik Residence, designed by Sivak+Partners, is a vibrant interior full of colors, patterns, and unique decor. The architects created a one-of-a-kind living experience that showcases the personalities of its owners and the craftsmanship of local artisans.

The journey of the Mlynchik Residence began in October 2019 when Sivak+Partners took on the challenge of transforming the interior of one of the identical cottages into a radiant and welcoming space. While the exterior of the cottages may appear uniform, the interior vision reflects the client’s deep appreciation for colorful patterns and cozy atmospheres.

minimalist modern kitchen with dark green island and light beige cabinets

One of the initial hurdles faced by the team was the geographical distance between their main office in Odesa and the construction site in Kyiv. To maintain the project’s momentum, the dedicated design team made the arduous journey to the site every two weeks. However, this obstacle only fueled their determination to bring the client’s dream to life.

minimalist modern kitchen with dark green island and light beige cabinets

minimalist modern kitchen with dark green island and light beige cabinets

angled view of kitchen with wall of built-in light beige cabinets

minimalist modern kitchen with dark green island and light beige cabinets, and wall of dark green and white tile

The client’s passion for travel and their penchant for collecting vintage decor and textiles from around the globe drove the design. Inspired by the captivating Moroccan style – a fusion of various objects, patterns, and colors – the design team set out to incorporate these unique treasures into the project. The result is a space that effortlessly showcases the client’s individuality and wanderlust.

curved wall of dark green and white tile on fireplace surround with gold and wood chair in front

small modern bathroom with vessel sink and five sided mirror

interior view into modern dining room with wood table and mix of dining chairs

angled interior view into modern dining room with wood table and mix of dining chairs and tabby cat sitting on table

The Mlynchik Residence is a two-story home complete with a spacious garage and a sprawling outdoor area. What sets this project apart is the meticulous attention to detail, with 90% of the furniture being made custom by local craftsmen.

modern living room with ribbed white sofa and orange statement wall behind tv

modern foyer with large wood cabinet and green and white tile patterned floor

view in modern bedroom with slanted wall featuring a dark wood cabinet built under the slant

partial view of modern bedroom with dark wood cabinetry and an engraved leaf patterned headboard

An eclectic blend of textures, patterns, and thoughtfully curated colors fill the living space with a luxurious aesthetic while ensuring a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

angled partial view of modern bedroom with dark grey bedding and small desk in front of the window.

angled bedroom view with small desk in front of window and wood ladder extending up to high cabinets

view into modern bedroom with dark wood cabinet and small desk

modern bathroom with floating marble vanity and mauvy red tile surround.

modern bathroom with floating marble vanity and mauvy red tile surround.

upstairs hallway view of modern house with two large pendants hanging and bathroom at end of hall

side view of modern bathroom

partial view of modern bedroom with neutral bedding and deep red headboard

side view in modern bedroom with dark wood cabinets built in.

partial view in modern bedroom with half gold painted wall and wood and pink dresser in front

Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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