Architect: Vitaliy Yurov
This exquisite inside by Yurov Design focuses on an imaginative glass-encased Opti-Myst chimney from Dimplex. As opposed to depending on gas or kindling, this chimney lights up a fine fog of water to make the fantasy of blazes and smoke, making creative or even unimaginable outlines superbly suitable.
Streamlined furniture, unfinished concrete, and satin-finished wood provide a comfortable environment rich with contrast. Niche lighting above and below the fireplace secures its function as the focal point of the interior.
Free of excess ornamentation, this home instead gains its unique character from minimalistic light fixtures of all shapes and styles – functional and beautiful. Here, an architectural floor lamp provides adjustable task lighting over the couch. Its style is reminiscent of the iconic Luxo floor lamp, the same style used in the classic Pixar logo.
Fabulous downlights dot the ceiling in rows. Varied orientation and lengths add a strong sense of character to a part of the room other designers tend to neglect.
Shapely pendant lights over the dining table are from the Shadows collection by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova. On the table and in the background, vases from Jonathan Adler – inspired by his favorite muses – offer a surreal appreciation for the human body. Vase motifs include lips, faces, breasts, and even derrieres. The chairs are the work of Éléonore Nalet.
Visualizer: Stanislav Borozdinskiy
This light and airy home in St. Petersburg is a project by Stanislav Borozdinskiy, an inviting space defined by warm colors and soft textures, the eyes guided by a contrast of horizontal and vertical wood paneling. A room-length fireplace occupies a niche along the far wall and serves as a lovely backdrop without dominating the design.
Sliding cabinets reveal plenty of bookshelves for extra storage, reducing the need for extraneous shelves and cabinetry. Designer lighting solutions take the place of traditional decor, and each fixture is a work of art in its own right. A counterbalance wall lamp by Daniel Rybakken illuminates the Husk chairs from Patricia Urquiola, providing a lovely little reading area by the fireplace. A lamp by Tom Dixon hangs over the simple white sofa, and Muffin lamps provide a little mid-century flair beside the television.
The master bedroom is perfectly minimalistic. Monochromatic textiles and rich wood panels bathe the room with texture, and designer fixtures offer versatile spot lighting, their clean lines maintaining the simple and uncluttered aesthetic.
In a style made popular by British designer Caryn Moberly, this river mirror brings a touch of organic style to an otherwise blank wall.
A cool cantilevered reading lamp by Paolo Rizzatto provides task lighting above the bed. The table lamp is from the Balloons line by Lucie Koldova & Dan Yeffet, designed to provide soft ambient lighting – but even in the daytime, these sculptural blown glass fixtures offer unmatched decorative appeal.
Wishbone chairs surround a blocky wood table, the clean lines and light forms balanced by bold oversized pendant lamps by Fabrice Berrux.
The kitchen is perhaps the only room not defined by dramatic lighting. Instead, pure white surfaces and geometric forms provide a clean and inviting workspace decorated with subtle marble cladding on the island and backsplash.
Luxurious in every way. The bathroom uses a more substantial marble variety and takes advantage of strong monochromatic contrast. Brass lining inside the Tom Dixon lamps echo the gold-colored veining in the black marble accent wall.
Visualizer: Nikita Ryazhko
River House is an exciting project by Ukraine-based architecture firm IQOSA. This space really stands out from the others, clad with a variety of natural materials and outfitted with only the sleekest modern furniture.
Boxy flush mount light directed toward the walls bring out the rich texture of the rustic panels and stone.
The main seating area congregates around a central fireplace. Guests can enjoy the flames from both the living room and the dining room thanks to a two-way glass enclosure. Raw concrete on either side holds the monolithic structure in place.
Daniel Rybakken designed the floor lamp – the height of the light is adjustable, and the base is extra weighty for stability.
The arrangement of the modular sofa allows a fireplace-facing view and a window-facing view simultaneously. Because of its central placement, the Tabano armchair (by Patricia Urquiola) offers a similarly flexible vantage point.
On the patio, Acapulco chairs provide a lovely place to unwind after a long day. The lantern contains Bluetooth speakers, a cool piece designed by Carmine Deganello in collaboration with Pablo Designs.
The kitchen and dining combination is indescribably luxurious down to the last detail. Rustic materials give this space a powerful yet organic personality: a one-of-a-kind live edge table invokes the mystique of the forest, and the carefully illuminated stone-clad wall brings to mind images of powerful rivers. Octo lamps and Cut chairs bring the space back to modernity.
Visualizer: Vage Gabrielyan
Soft textures and sharp lines, natural colors and modern geometric prints – this home is fittingly named Game of Contrasts, designed by Vage Gabrielyan for Elforma. Expansive windows flood the home with light, but when the sun goes down, the integrated lighting between the wall panels illuminate the home with a gentler glow.
The modular sofa allows for a 360-degree view of the room, ideal for viewing the fireplace or the television in turn. From this angle, it’s easy to see the variety of lighting solutions used throughout the home – decorative Moooi pendants over the table, a 3-bulb task lamp in the far right corner, and recessed ceiling lights to even everything out.
Flos IC Lights offer a fun art-deco vibe near the creatively backlit closet.
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