Two separate apartments were combined to create a contemporary penthouse in Sofia, Bulgaria. KNOF design adorned the resulting 3,600 sq ft space with floor-to-ceiling windows, opening up to panoramic views of the city and neighboring mountains.

“Our clients – an international family of four – purchased the flats in a prominent high-rise in the city”, commented Susan Knof, founder of KNOF design, “and briefed us to combine the apartments to create a single, luxurious, bright and open environment, which would make the best use of the incoming light at different times of the day, but which would also allow them to control the degree of privacy they wanted at particular times or for particular spaces.” Both privacy and ambiance are ensured by black-out blinds, which the residents can pull over the windows to create a dimmer atmosphere.

The contemporary interior design is invigorated with splashes of color: “Making the most of the light throughout the day also meant the interiors scheme was predominantly created in natural and light hues’” added Susan Knof, “from the pale-wash of the timber flooring to the pure white of the kitchen. To ensure the apartment had personality accents, strong and punchy color was also introduced, especially for the children’s bedrooms and the scheme’s ensuites in purple and green mosaic.”

A sense of space and continuity, coupled with an elegant, yet subtle design language makes this contemporary penthouse in Sofia inspiring. What are the details you enjoy the most? [Information provided by KNOF design; Photography by Assen Emilov]