Apt. 196 is a minimal interior located in Kiev, Ukraine, designed by Maya Baklan. The essence of this project can be described as a mixture of strict conciseness, spaciousness and air. This apartment is designed for renting. Being not imbued with anyone’s spirit, without any clear associations and obsessive attributes. The apartment is aimed for one or two persons. For this purpose, the living room zone faces the dining table and kitchen. The kitchen was designed to be concealed, where even the sink is hidden in the cupboard with the system of pocket-doors. No kitchen cabinets are hanging on the walls. The extractor hood is built into the hob and does a great job even with cooking steaks. A minimum amount of materials are used in the decor to make the space look even more holistic and voluminous. Charcoal-black herringbone tiles flow from the entrance hall into the guest bathroom. Herringbone oak parquet runs through all rooms without transitions.

Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko