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Neutral colors make this apartment a calming oasis

Calm yourself

Living room with cuboid sofa sectional and pale gray walls and pale wood flooring with rug.
Doesn’t just looking at this make you feel calm?
Photos by Zrobym Architects​ via Yatzer

In contrast to the recent slew of color-filled apartments we’ve seen is this almost monochrome flat in the Belarus capital of Minsk. Designed by local firm Zrobym Architects, the one-bedroom residence answers to the clients’ wish for minimalist interiors that are also comfortable.

The result is a calm, neutral space (hence its name, the Buddha Apartment) characterized by light gray walls, pale wood floors, and simple, clean-lined furniture. Because of the flat’s efficient size (60 square meters or approximately 646 square feet) the architects created an open living area that flows into the eat-in kitchen—with a small partition that differentiates each zone.

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?

Via: Yatzer