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Old furniture creates a great atmosphere here. Flat in Warsaw

It is a space with character. The flat is located in a complex of buildings dating back to 1933 in Warsaw. Its interior was designed by Grzegorz Pniok of the HAUSLAB studio

Such a meticulously designed interior is a rarity. The architect paid attention to every detail and made the space correspond to the modernist architecture of the pre-war building. The flat is located in the building complex “Officers’ House of the Military Accommodation Fund” from 1933. The history of the place is a great asset and the architect took advantage of this

Taking care of the history and the original architectural detailing of the building, we worked on this project to preserve as many witnesses of history as possible. The flat retains the original door and window frames – painstakingly restored. The original parquet floor has been replenished, sanded and re-oiled,” describes Grzegorz Pniok

The rounded corners of the supporting wall of the interior doors are also original elements. A nod to history is the furniture, the colour scheme of which refers to the veneer of the art deco sideboard. The latter was left behind in this flat by the previous owner. The dark colour of the wood is broken with delicate green and black accents

The interior is decorated with modern lighting – these are lamps from the Polish company AQForm and an atmospheric chandelier from the Spanish company Aromas, which brings a slightly theatrical feel to the interior. In total, the flat is 87 sq m in size and consists of six rooms

Upon entering the flat, one finds oneself in the lobby. Here you will find a small wardrobe for outerwear, a mirror and a stool. The hall opens onto the living room and kitchen, which are accessed by two passageways decorated with the aforementioned curves. The kitchen is distinguished by high veneer cabinets. The space is complemented by an island tiled in green ceramic. Positioning the island here has made it possible to visually separate the kitchen area from the dining area. The latter consists of an oval table with rattan chairs and chrome tubes

The living area culminates in the living room, where a wide sofa with cushions and upholstery in the character of a terracotta-coloured bouclé fabric has been placed. The zone is completed by an armchair in black leather and chrome tubes, a coffee table designed especially for this interior, a library with a TV and an old sideboard

Architect Grzegorz Pniok

A soothing atmosphere has been created in the bedroom. The room is equipped with a large wardrobe that fills the entire length of the wall. The bed has a high headrest in a shade referring to the green that appears in the flat. The architect reached for black bedside tables with rattan accents and hung frosted glass and natural marble lamps above them

The bathroom was designed in a similar aesthetic. Here, the residents can make use of a large shower cubicle. The washbasin is set on a cabinet with drawers and a free-standing toilet has been installed. The whole space is kept in white with accents of black and veneer appearing in the flat. Importantly, there is a window in the bathroom, which offers a view of Warsaw’s high-rises

The final rooms are a guest bedroom and a utility room with laundry

design: HAUSLAB Grzegorz Pniok

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