Blue and White Chic: Moldovan Loft Apartment by Grosu Art Studio


A study in ice-blue and white: that’s the impression you’re likely to get when you view this loft-like apartment designed by GAS (Grosu Art Studio) and located in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The second undeniable impression you’re likely to get is unabashed modernism: even if nothing else was a clear indicator, the wavy light fixture that extends over the dining table would be a dead giveaway! Where are the ice-blue tones coming from? Trace them to a glossy blue wall in the kitchen, to blue stools before the eat-in island, to vivid couch cushions, bedding, and lounge chairs, all of which feature different gradations of true blue that both brighten the apartment and cool it at the same time. But never fear — touches of warmth are here, too, to balance all that chic coolness.


Wide-planked wood flooring contributes a rustic feel and unifying factor throughout. More warm color comes by way of contemporary art: surreal portraits bring bold reds, yellows, oranges, and even purples into the mix, while plants tucked away on high shelves and in bedside planters spice up the pure white with cheerful green. One bed is a simple cushioned platform with squared pillows, while the other’s all plush and velvety; more textural interest shows itself in the design of chrome “vases” that seem to be built of curlicues, and an inviting gray rug beneath a white lounger. While the interior is minimalist, it’s not harsh, with floor-to-ceiling glass for great views — and privacy, when shielded behind sheer curtains at night. A young, fresh, and appealing look by day, and sophistication by night: that’s this loft by Grosu.















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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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