Rather than feeling like an afterthought, the silvery swirling slide at the center of this apartment in Ukraine almost seems as if the entire interior was built around it. The eye-catching feature is perfectly complemented by contemporary decor in a restrained color palette, especially when viewed from the kitchen alongside a double-height living wall.
The owners of the Kharkiv apartment asked Ki Design Studio to add some functionality to the then-unused second floor, along with some kind of bold design statement that would impress their guests. The architects created a series of built-ins throughout the interiors in a warm medium-toned wood, including a compact kitchen tucked right beneath the new staircase.
The slide starts just outside the new home office on the second floor, zooms past the green wall and around a corner to deliver guests directly to the living room, which features a long cozy window seat, a wood accent wall and a hammock.