To join “high-tech” style and colorful Marine style in the interior of one particular apartment is not easy. Hi-tech, with its simplicity, brevity, processability, high brightness, and the almost complete absence of decor is literally opposed to marine style, the whole essence of which is based on a specific choice of the color palette and the method of decoration of the room. Strict geometrical forms, simple solutions and high technology, built-in furniture with light and chrome surfaces are surprisingly harmoniously combined with elements of the marine theme – striped print, the image anchors and steering wheels, life buoys and sailboats.
Nautical theme for the living room and dining room
That’s the decoration of the living room combined with the dining room have appeared as the most striking and indicative mixing of two different styles by their origin. Considering the small size of the room it was doubly difficult to do so, but with the help of a skilled zoning, use of multifunctional furniture units and a bright color palette, it was possible to create not only practical and comfortable, but also extremely attractive exterior space to relax, receive guests and family meals.
Concept of the marine style is “responsible” for the choice of colors – bright colors, the use of blue hues and to balance the cool palette – warm natural patterns of light wood. This comfortable for the eyes palette has been used not only for finishing the interior, but also in the executing of the furniture, decoration and textile design. Also, the whole concept of the room decoration is fully compiled with the marine style – an anchor, steering wheels, buoys, ships’ bells and even a stylization of a storage as barrels and boats.
Open plan living room combined with dining area, has created a practical and ergonomic atmosphere in a small area of the room. It has fulfilled every area with functionality. The use of not massive, but capacious storage systems, comfortable seats and wall decor mostly – all this helped to keep a sense of freedom, and even a space in a small room with a high functional load.
The high-tech kitchen
In a small apartment the kitchen area was given the least space. A narrow, but quite long room was simply unable to accommodate both working and a dining areas. That`s why the emphasis in the layout of the kitchen space was placed on the allocation of the maximum number of storage systems, work surfaces and appliances in a small area. The ideal solution became the parallel layout of the kitchen units.
Of course, the priorities in the color palette became lighter shades for such a modest amount of space. The snow-white finish perfectly combines with light wood of the smooth facades of kitchen cabinets, dark shiny appliances serves as a contrasting accent, the presence of glass and glossy surfaces contribute to the visual expansion of the narrow space.
Hi-tech and Marine style mix for small apartment with comfortable bedrooms
High-tech style have prevailed in the design concept of the bedrooms. We don`t see the sea theme any longer here; the blue shades in the colors of the room, abundance of the decorative elements so inherent to the style. But the simplicity, functionality and brevity so natural in the style of hi-tech is becoming of paramount importance. A distinctive feature of this urban style is a high illumination of spaces, the active use of the backlight at different levels. Lighting fixtures are located not only on the ceiling. Built-in light can be seen in the structural elements, furnishing and even as decoration.
The bedroom area, as well as the rest of the living space, can`t boast of a large area. Therefore, predominantly light colors that can visually expand the room were chosen to design a sleeping space.
Small office is isolated from the sleeping area behind the interior walls. In order to build a small home office you need a very little space – built-in console furniture and bright colors allowed to create a cozy and functional workspace in one.
The interior of the main bedroom took only the use of sand color and application natural wood from the Marine style. But the high-tech style “gave” a simple and concise form, clean lines and practical solutions to the interior space of the bedroom. With built-in lighting, even the most simple and unassuming in the design regard room becomes interesting, original and diverse. The bed as if hovers above the floor, and it seems like a leaves of some bizarre construction swing open over the sleeper with warm lighting flows from it.
Built-in storage of impressive size looks easily and gracefully due to the use of mirroring and glass surfaces. Built-in lights for glass doors not only gives you the opportunity to fully review the contents of shelves, but also create an original image of the entire structure.
The very same warm, natural colors combined with a cool mirror and glass surfaces were used in the interior of the bathroom. The small space was able to accommodate all the necessary sanitary ware and storage systems through a practical and ergonomic layout.
The combination of “heat” and “cool” in the design of utilitarian premises have allowed to create the favorable environment inexpensively. Glossy surfaces are executed in beige shades, opaque inserts made of natural wood bring original notes in the character of the interior.