This Polish Holiday Apartment is the Perfect Seaside Getaway With its spacious floor plan and surplus of natural light and bare wood, this rental holiday apartment in the seaside city of Międzyzdroje in Poland was built for lazy summer seaside holidays. Built specifically, in fact, for the tourists taking them. Located near the golden sands bordering the city, known affectionately as the Baltic “sea pearl”, this 7-month refurbishment project was carried out by Polish industrial and interior design studio Loft Kolasiński. And they just couldn’t resist the apartment’s natural charm. The small building was originally a tenement villa for tourists in the 20s, and was split into four separate private apartments, one of which fell into the hands of the studio’s clients last year. The studio removed some walls to open up the 90 sqm space of the apartment, and stripped plaster from the walls to expose and then paint over the natural textures of the brickwork behind. The old wooden floor was also replaced, and new doors fitted. The firm designed much of the furniture in the apartment themselves: the beds, bedside tables, benches and a table in the bathroom are all Loft Kolasiński originals made from Polish oak. The remainder was sourced from an eclectic group of auction houses and vintage stores. It’s precisely this attention to detail that had the clients return to this studio for the second time, after the team refurbished the clients’ private home. “They wanted cosy apartment which will be stylish and outstanding… our goal was to create an attractive interior for the tourists,” the studio tells us. Jacek Kolasiński and Ewa Adamiak from the firm explained to us how they honed the apartment’s natural charm. THE PLUS: What inspired the light and minimalist look? Jacek Kolasiński + Ewa Adamiak: The apartment was our inspiration. Through this minimalistic look we wanted to highlight the strengths of the apartment, like the old wooden floor or the “prussian wall” which we found under the layer of plaster. TP: There seem to be lots of original features visible – why keep them? JK + EA: We love to keep visible original features in our projects. It really makes the whole atmosphere, and we value nice details. TP: You specialise in hunting down unique interior design pieces; where do you go to look for these pieces? JK + EA: We search for the unique pieces at auction and we also have our regular suppliers of vintage items. We especially like the wicker armchair designed by Martin Visser in the 60s, Netherlands which stand in the living room. TP: You’ve chosen to paint over the textured walls rather than cover them – what inspired this decision? JK + EA: It was inspired by the look of the wall. How could we possibly cover it over again with plaster? TP: As a designer of – in this case – a holiday apartment, what is your ideal holiday home like? JK + EA: Each project is designed by us as our ideal apartment, house or holiday home. We could live in every house we’ve designed. Photography by Karolina Bąk.