Modernity in a classical concept


The exclusive project Dlazhdena mansion is located in the historical center of Prague. Following the neo-Renaissance renovation of the 19th-century building, its courtyard features a new, ultra-modern façade that blends perfectly with the original decorative façade with traditional columns, garlands and cornices. This striking contrast became the basis for the interior concept of a 3-room apartment with a kitchen-living room, for the full implementation of which architect Marketa Killi from the Urban Interior studio was responsible.

The interior became an example of how the combination of classic elements of the original apartment with modern materials such as quartz stone, velvet and brass can coexist in perfect harmony.

Black kitchen with Technistone® Poetic Black worktop built into an alcove that is also painted black

Probably the most interesting place in the interior is the black-and-black kitchen.

“We were well aware of the fact that this controversial decision may not please everyone. However, the client pleasantly surprised me with his aesthetic sense and bold approach,” says Marketa about this unconventional design concept and adds: “From the very beginning we were clear that we wanted to install black stone in the kitchen. Its understated marble look fits perfectly with the neo-Renaissance style. We discussed the topic with the apartment owner regarding the comparison of natural marble and quartz stone, which ultimately won due to its better functional properties.”

Countertop Poetic Black and sink

The designer chose the path of bold and unique elements

The bedroom is painted anthracite, including the walls and doors. The spacious built-in wardrobes are 320 cm high and their doors are decorated with elegant smoky mirrors.

cyan bed in bedroom and gray interior

An anthracite bedroom with a custom-made velvet green bed and 170cm high headboard creates a grand impression


The area of the smallest room in an apartment with a sofa for relaxation is 6 square meters. Therefore, the designer hung a smoky-colored mirror on the wall, optically enlarging the room.

light gray interior with gray sofa, big curtain

A lot of interesting materials were used in the interior, making the apartment unique.


Finding common points of contact with clients and agreement within the concept is always very important for further development:

“From the author’s point of view, I was fortunate that the client, from the very beginning of the project, recognized the importance of a clearly defined concept that would take into account the essence of the historical building and its surroundings, as well as the ideas of the client himself,” describes Marketa.

parquet in the living room, light and table with chairs

The client was not afraid of bold decisions thanks to his great imagination and trust in the designer


Not only the built-in furniture, but also the sofa, bed and other furnishings of the apartment were custom-made by one carpentry supplier and upholstery company. In addition to preparing the interior design project for Marketa Killy, she was also involved in the overall reconstruction and implementation of the interior. That is, she was responsible for the entire process, which lasted about 9 months. The result was definitely worth all the effort, and the owners can rightfully be proud of their unusual apartment.

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