Proving that big and lavish is not always better, an apartment in Sofia’s city centre caught my attention for its simple and clean interior design and custom-made furniture.
Located on the first floor of an old building, the apartment was recently refurbished by Bulgarian studio dontDIY mindful of the client’s wishes for more natural light and a contemporary design. To achieve this brief, several elements (such as the kitchen, fireplace, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioning and bedroom closet) were built-in or hidden inside storage furniture. In addition, the white walls and wooden floors provided a warm and yet contemporary feel.
Furnishings included a light blue Scandinavian sofa and the black swivelling wall light Potence designed by Jean Prouvé in 1950 for Vitra. dontDIY added a few other pieces, namely a custom-made plywood desk, coffee table and a bed with a faux baroque design.
Photographs courtesy of dontDIY