Design and architecture studio OM Shumelda has built a two-storey apartment for a young creative client in the upper part of the city of Lviv, Ukraine, connecting the first and second levels to create a light and open interior. Titled 2 in 1, the project features a double-height space at the heart of the apartment, housing shared living areas such as the kitchen, dining and living room. This area benefits from two rows of large windows that illuminate the interior space and offer residents a clear view of the Lviv panorama.
OM Shumelda Design and Architecture developed the 2-in-1 apartment around the double-height common room, where a table in a black metal frame takes center stage. The kitchen, dining and living room and toilet are all-round, while all functions are hidden and strategically placed on the first level. A second row of windows, usually on the upper level, brings additional natural light into the public areas, resulting in a comfortable, spacious interior. At the same time, a thin ladder gives residents access to a small platform in front of the windows, where they can enjoy the city panorama.
The second floor of the apartment is divided into three zones including: the master bedroom overlooking the impressive city skyline; a semi-open bathroom with a hammock; and a lounge area with a library around the perimeter. The apartment features a monochromatic color palette, white staircases, glass partitions and greenery that unify and organize the entire space. I absolutely love that this minimalist apartment is dotted with dreamy touches like rocking chairs, a hammock in the bathroom, and large windows to take in the views and natural light.