Contemporary Chic Comfort for the Family: Moscow Apartment by GAS

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At first glance, you’ll know instantly that this Moscow apartment is a youthful, whimsical place — both in actuality and in spirit — in this fun design by Moldovan design firm GAS (Grosu Art Studio). There’s plenty of grownup charm and sophistication, of course, in the sleek neutrals of white, charcoal, and deep brown, and the open plan, combined with contemporary fixtures and plenty of storage, is both practical and serene at once. Shining modern chandeliers above the dining table are pure elegance, while the table and chairs are easy-care; the streamlined galley-style kitchen is handy for any cook, with its openness to the living room area allowing for ease of entertaining and conversation anytime. Then, you come to what is clearly a child’s room…and the mood lightens even more.

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Here, the palette expands: orange “robots” walk the walls, blue and brown stripes brighten bedding, and plump periwinkle chairs invite snuggling, positioned over a “bubble” rug bearing circles of pale blue and cream. Once again, the walls are lined with shelves and storage, here in matching orange, and mirrors expand the space visually at the same time they reflect the natural light. The master bedroom, by contrast, hits a sophisticated note: wall art shows a figure with formal black gloves, the abstract the sole piece of art in the room and one that sets the black, white, and brown-gray color scheme. Still, creature comforts aren’t forgotten here, with a plush off-white shag rug underfoot and good reading lamps on the bedside tables. Clean-lined and modern, with comfort at its core: that’s this Moscow space by Grosu Art Studio.

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Written by Janet Butler

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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).