If you are only looking for a newly furnished apartment in the downtown of the flourishing capital, then keep on searching. But if you are on a hunt for a place, which will embrace you and become your home- then we welcome you on a virtual (at first) tour of the most intimate place, that we were creating for our family but never got to live in. This, what Ukrainians like to call, “nest” was built way before you and I were even born, though the spirit of history is well kept and is demonstrated in 4m high ceilings, hard wood oak doors and herringbone parquet that remind us of our stays at apartments in France. These old attributes are well accompanied by white walls throughout the apartment which played a role of an empty canvas while designing the place. There was definitely an inspiration behind designing it. We were crazy about combining the old and new. So, mixing contemporary furniture into the old “soul” of an apartment was the best we could do. And since we didn’t want to stick to one style or color scheme, we went with the idea of creating unique atmosphere in each of the two bedrooms. One, as we call “the French one”, is completely dedicated to my love and affection to white and black color combination, which often is so underestimated. It all started with purchasing small paintings, which led to having more canvases painted myself or being gifted to me that found their place on the walls. The second bedroom doesn’t have a well demonstrated character since the idea was to leave the “drama” in the “French room” and have peace and serenity. We added some color with the Italian fabrics and personal touches in the pictures from Asia taken by brother in law. What comes to the living room, we had to make it as welcoming to guests as possible. Let the size of the sleeper sofa speak for itself. Of course, we had another picture hung taken in New York. And last, but not least, it is the kitchen. Despite its size it would host quite a bit of people and will make you dream as you have a morning cup of coffee and glance outside the window overseeing the neighboring roofs. That is what we call romantic. Throughout the whole place, you will find small artifacts brought from different countries, like pillow covers from Peru, rug from Turkey, chairs from Italy, paintings from the USA…. But the most treasured pieces are made by ourselves: small table out of the flower pot and in- table from the old grandfather’s suitcase are created by my dad upon my careful supervision, while all of the textile is a fine work of my mom. Since the very first step into the apartment, you feel the “freedom” of space. And as you move from one room to another you get drawn in each of the unique atmospheres. This is not a place to stay, this is an authentic home for you to live in. And the location will make you love it even more: 5 minute walk from Opera Theatre, main road Khreshatyk, St. Sofiya Cathedral, Independent Square and much more sightseeing. So, we revel in the joy of showing you our apartment in person and hoping that one day you will call it a home.