‘First two minutes of our conversation via phone and I knew this would be my dream client’ says Anna Jurasz, co-founder of @stellarstudio_pl, who worked with her partner Damian Adamowicz (head of the construction crew) on this chic apartment located in bohemian, vibrant Kazimierz District in Kraków, Poland.
The owners gathered through years collection of contemporary art graphics and wanted them to be the key to this project. Though the apartment is located in newly-built urban infill between 19th century tenement houses, designer aimed to achieve stylish, cosy vibe of tenement house apartment – and she did it, among others, with a flourish use of classical moulding and altered wooden chevron floors. ‘I love to mix classical interior style with loft space inspirations – in this interior I used sliding glass doors, brass sheets on kitchen cabinets and resin ‘concrete’ walls in the bathroom next to black marble walls.’ Designer is also a big fan of Polish handmade tiles (she used both @kaflove_ green custom made ones and white cranes collection from @presjadesign) and forgotten mid-century artists – brought back to life with @frezowalldesign wallpaper collections.
‘We had a lot of fun composing framed art on walls, looking for the best spot for every piece, changing patchwork rugs in search for the best match with leather sofa. This apartment has it’s unique atmosphere and I’m really looking forward to stay there – longer than for a short vacation’ says owner, who currently lives in Melbourne.
‘The long-distance working relationship we constructed between Melbourne and Kraków via phone and email is a credit to Anna’s temperament and professionalism’ the owner stated. ‘The ongoing consultations resulted in a remarkable attention to detail and experimenting with material finishes that assisted in achieving the eclectic look we were after’. Photos by @fot_piotrgesicki, styled by @eesyfloresy