These two unusual interiors, both designed and visualised by LIS design studio, foster a unique style in which color and texture is used to boldly segment space. Color coordinated furniture and colour block wall paint meld together as if one seamless volume. The ‘blocks’ allow small rooms to be broken up into separate uses, like tiny rooms within a room. Tiling is also incorporated to create islands of use, with the same tile design cladding the selected wall and floor areas. Wood flooring and white paintwork bridge the gaps between the defined sections, creating calm neutral breathing space that allows the brighter moments to really stand out.
The first interior we shall tour is an apartment located in Lviv, Ukraine, with a project area of 67.4 square metres. The pastel room decor defines the lounge area with a ghost of pink paintwork that runs parallel with the top of the door jamb – which is coloured in a darker shade of the same hue. A pale sage green strip forms a halo of colour around a sofa of the same colour.
Tiny tiles take over a reading nook, forming light texture and pattern across the lower part of the wall, and making a holding area on the floor for the reading chair. A nearby plant stand matches the red legs of the reading chair and the red grout between the tiles. A white floor reading lamp blends into the light background. The tiles continue up a couple of steps toward a glass door, where white tiles are replaced by green versions exclusively where they sit beneath indoor plants.