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An Industrial-Inspired Apartment With Exposed Brick, Metal and Concrete

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The new Authentic Interior design studio owner Aida Šniraitė creation – monochromatic 50 m2 apartment in an emerging neighborhood called Šnipiškės in the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius is created for a single woman with strong tastes for industrial and urban US design, but with a quite limited budget. Very unusual color combinations for conservative Lithuanians, as black doors and plinths, original concrete ceilings or black furniture. Inspired by industrial and urban US living, concrete, bricks, metal has been used without moderation. The apartment is divided into a living area of 30 m2, a big shower zone of 6 m2, a bedroom of 14 m2. Proposed mood boards have been accepted and did not change through out the design process.

When entering the apartment, a raw wood imitation, sleek black lines, white walls and concrete details invite to see further. Space is used for a maximum storage space as the client is a woman. Big mirror closet maximizes space visually and reflects daylight. Some smart solutions as iron board hidden in the closet have been made.

The biggest part of the budget was invested into the bespoke furniture (two huge closets, bathroom storage, kitchen and living room furniture) and construction and good quality of materials. However, some furniture as sofa or lighting or bed has been chosen cheap because it is easier to change small furniture than repaint the walls every two years. There was one modification in plans – the bedroom door has been moved by one meter to incorporate big closet on the left.

Bricks on the wall are fake ones – it is made by talented Lithuanian artisans. There is no real wood in the apartment – most furniture is made of high-quality Italian HPL. The main area possesses a bar area, about which client dreamed about, so found its place quite easily. Classic industrial bar stools match perfectly with light wood, concrete countertop, and black facades. Shaggy rug and light gray floor composition were another client wish which found the place in this home.