Catherine, a founder of World wide web weblog about healthy way of life
Constantine, the chief of design agency
Nicholas, their son
Number of rooms: 3
Metric area: 76 m²
Ceiling height: 3 m
Floor quantity: 6
Last year the family members exchanged their tiny apartment in the exact same neighborhood for a bigger lodging of 1955 overlooking a birch wood. Soon after 8 months of renovation performs, it was completely fit for living.
The couple’s passion is travelling. Their preferred destinations are Belgium and France – it is there where they drew inspiration from and ordered a huge deal of furnishings. As for décor elements, most of them come from Berlin.
Throughout refurbishment the space has changed substantially. In the starting Catherine attempted operating with an architect and a designer, but in the finish decided to do every little thing by herself. This was her initial encounter, and on acquiring a satisfactory outcome, the woman got down to producing designer projects for her mother’s and friend’s apartments.
The hosts were already used to carrying out without having corridors although living in a studio apartment. On getting into the lodging you discover oneself in a guests’ zone united with a dining space. Thanks to this trick, a comparatively tiny metric area was able to incorporate two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a handful of storage zones.
Catherine had a clear view of her future lodging. According to her, there had been no doubts − neither in terms of style, nor functionality. The geometry of space was set by load-bearing beams below the ceiling, symmetrical doors and newly-constructed molding (the original a single was in such poor condition that its restoration had no sense). Solutions regarding the colour variety and materials have been made fast: taken as a basis had been neutral grey, contrasting oak flooring, and organic finishing components. Walls had been covered with eco-paint, wood is natural, among fabrics — wool, flax and velvet.
A chest of drawers, table, chairs, wall lamp by Amadeus, and velvet sofa by House Spirit arrived from France. Tableware by Villeroy & Boch was brought from Berlin: there it’s a lot less costly. A kitchen set is also German, doors − Dolce Porte, a couch and a flax padded stool − Curations Restricted. Chandeliers, carpet, pillows − Laura Ashley.
A bedroom wardrobe was custom-created in a carpenter’s workshop. Bed − IKEA, arm-chair − Air of Provence, lighting and textile − Zara Home. Pictures were bought in Salzburg final summer time. Performs depicting a small yard in Moscow and Pokrovsky Boulevard have been located by the hosts in search for old-timey Moscow sceneries.
Walls in the kid’s space had been supplemented with architectural recesses for constructed-in closets. The latter were custom-created by a neighborhood manufacturer.