I’ve never considered myself a red person—far from it. But lately I’ve found myself drawn again and again towards a particular shade of rusty rouge: bold, yet somehow still earthy. So when I spotted this small but impactful Polish kitchen, with crimson cabinets balanced with cool greige and tempered by poetic archways and soft light, I immediately emailed the architect to find out more.
The kitchen is the project of Klara Ostrowska, founder of Warsaw-based KW Studio; located in the city’s “very trendy and booming Powiśle district,” she says, the apartment “hadn’t been renovated since post-war times. It was in a very poor state.”
The homeowners—a Polish and Spanish couple; he works in an art department and she in graphic design—approached Klara to upgrade the full flat. As for the kitchen, they wanted to keep it as a separate room and, Klara says, “to add vivid color mixed with calmer ones.” The palette inspiration? Powiśle’s industrial past.
Here’s a look at the elements.
Photography by PION, courtesy of Klara Ostrowska of KW Studio (@kwstudiokwstudio).
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