Bulgarian Interior Design firm Brani & Desi (identical twins Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova), formerly known as Gemelli Design, create bold and impactful interiors that are not for the timid. Recently featured on the cover of the March issue 2015 of USA’s Interior Design magazine was the firm’s remake of a 2,400 square foot home in Sofia. The project titled ‘Life in Expressionism’ was inspired by the Expressionist art movement in which color and form were combined to provoke emotion.
The home in Sofia is а residence in which the owners are taken into the world of Art. The title of the project is taken from the art movement, because the expressionist home interior uses shapes and colors to generate various emotional moods and ideas.
“Certain colors have an affinity for certain forms,” Desislava Ivanova says, citing Wassily Kandinsky’s theory of correlation. “We combine for impact on the soul.”
“Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life.”– Wassily Kandinsky, 1911
above: Wassily Kandisky, Composition VIII 1923 (140 Kb); Oil on canvas, 140 x 201 cm (55 1/8 x 79 1/8 in); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Kitchen is bright and energizing for the users. The red and light orange colors feed them with energy. Orange is the color of creativity and the red provoke the appetite and gives power. The purity and softness of the white balance the two strong colors.
The Dining Room:
The Dining room is suitable for 7-8 people. The blue and green colors impact on the soul with its energy of calmness and relax. The acute forms of the colored shapes balance the cold colors by giving warmth to the room.
The Living Room:
The Living room is the main room for relax and conversations. The green is the most pleasant for human eye. We use few nuances of the green. The red color of the sofa and the pillows, and also of some shapes in the stairs zone balance the green as its complementary color.
The Bedroom and Bathroom:
The Bedroom is reachable through the stairs in the living room zone. The space is divided into a few zones, where one can sleep, work, read etc. The blue, violet and yellow colors and the forms, which they fill, are creating a relaxing and fresh atmosphere.
The Library and the Fitness zone:
images and info courtesy of Brani & Desi and Interior Design https://www.interiordesign.net/projects/detail/2603-the-art-of-living/