Prewar in Warsaw

When the owner of this Prewar apartment in Warsaw relocated from Paris he hired Marta Chrapka of Colombe Design to bring him a piece of Paris to Poland.

Prior to Chrapka’s intervention, the apartment was dark and cluttered by irrational space planning and complicated built in wardrobes and furniture. Stripping the one bedroom modest apartment has allowed light to penetrate deeply and allowed the addition of architectural details.

New flooring laid chevron throughout and period style mouldings reference French and Belgian design. An off white base palette lets her choice of vibrant textiles in ochre and blue and gorgeous linen curtaining in muted greens form the focal points.

The spaces are an eclectic mix of contemporary and repurposed and found furniture, lighting and objet.What was once a dark and dreary space is now a modern classic full of prewar design elements and contemporary style.

Story by Nic-Kaiko Follow him on Instagram kaiko_design 

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Prewar apartment

Photographs: Rafal Lipski

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