Denis Rakaev of D E N R A K A E V, has recently completed the interior design of a home that lies on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine, and is surrounded by a forest.
Stepping inside, the high ceilings throughout are immediately apparent, while a custom designed multi-purpose furniture piece in the entryway provides a place to hang jackets and store shoes.
The entryway opens up to an open plan living room, dining area and kitchen. In the living room, a large light grey couch is focused on the the television and fireplace.
Located outside the main social areas of the house is a covered patio with an outdoor dining area, a lounge and a fireplace.
Back inside, and the dining area, positioned beneath three minimalist circular pendant lights, separates the living room from the kitchen.
In the kitchen, the minimalist white upper cabinets, countertops, and kitchen island, have been paired with wood cabinetry and a black breakfast bar with seating.
Hallways with wood panels highlighted by scones lead to the more private areas of the home, like the home office/guest room, and the bedrooms.
In the home office / guest room, there’s a wall with a storage cabinet below the television, and beside it, a work area with upper storage cabinets and display shelves.
On the opposite wall, there’s a wood accent wall with a chevron pattern. A couch sits between two side tables, and when required for guests, can be transformed into a bed.
In the master bedroom, grey tiles, also installed in a chevron pattern, have been angled to create a unique wall feature above the bed.
On the opposite wall, there’s a custom shelving unit with sliding wood panels that can be opened to reveal the television, or closed to highlight the open shelving and vanity on either side.
In the master bathroom, a round freestanding bathtub has been placed on a raised platform, while a skylight draws the eye upwards to the high ceiling.
In another bathroom, curved elements like the mirror and the basin reflect the curved interior shape of the bath.
Photography by Andrey Avdeenko