In her Moscow apartment, designer Olga Zaretskikh wanted to display that atmosphere and a set of shades that are so lacking in Russia for most of the year. That’s why the design is dominated by yellow-green colors, plant motifs everywhere – from wallpaper on walls to prints on cushions. Despite the fact that the apartment is in Stalin’s house with a limited layout (for example, the kitchen here is very small without the possibility of increasing), the owner managed to create a real oasis of warmth and comfort. Beautiful home!
Today we continue our story how we created the design of a private house in Kyiv (the complete house tour can be found here). The original layout was almost perfect and the client was happy with it, so we did not change anything (except the laundry). The house has a clear division into public and private areas – through glass doors in the kitchen you get into the long L-shaped hallway leading to the bedrooms. The idea was to make the kind of art gallery in this corridor, with a natural oak parquet, white walls and large photos in frames as “exhibits”.
Usually, owners of apartments in old historic houses want to keep the original classical decor elements, but not in this apartment in the heart of Moscow, Russia. The building itself has a very rich and interesting history, namely in this apartment previously a famous actress lived, but now it looks like a chic home in a modern new building. Here only the cozy little balcony overlooking the courtyard, which remained untouched, reminds about the past. The interiors, like most of the works of Elena Gorenshtein, are modern and bold, and beautiful dark tones prevail in the palette. Awesome!
As we promised, today we would like to tell a bit more about how we did our first design project of a private home in Kyiv (who have not seen it yet, be sure to check the first post). The client purchased an already built house, which however was empty inside, so we had to start from scratch. When we just got into the space, the first words that sounded were “We leave the beams!”. As a result, they became one of the of the basic points of the future design concept, despite the fact that due to technical reasons in some rooms we had to hid them or replace with false ones. The layout of the interiors remained almost untouched, except for the laundry (we’ll talk about it in the next post). The space is conveniently divided into a public area, which includes an entrance hall, a large […]
Today is a very special and exciting day for us as we finally can share our first completed design project with you. We were lucky to get a chance to design such a home, as well as to work with the owner who was so open to our ideas. The private house is located in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is reminiscent of American ranch with a U-shaped plan and inner garden. The design concept was to create easy and light interior spaces using natural materials and calm neutral color scheme. Wooden beams, vintage touches, ethnic decor are highlights of this modern ranch. We invite you to take a tour inside the home, and in the following posts, we plan to disclose some interesting issues that we went through during the building process that lasted for 1.5 years. Looking forward to your honest comments.:) Drop us a line what else would you […]
This minimalist apartment in Moscow proves that a rough industrial design and bright colors can successfully live together. Just look how creative the Le Atelier studio filled the home with color. The idea with spilled paint on the floor and ceiling is one of the coolest that we happened to see recently. Interestingly, this design was created for a girl who was not afraid of the brutal and cold features of such interior. Such an interesting project!
The owners of this 53 sqm apartment in the center of Ukrainian city Zaporizhia initially planned to rent it out, but after the project was completed, they liked the design so much that they decided to live in it. And indeed, the interiors really look very stylish, in many respects thanks to the deep blue tone that prevails in decoration. Spaces are designed in the modern minimalist style, the layout is smart and well-planned. This is a great example of comfortable city dwelling of a small size!
Designer Alexandra Morozova some time ago studied law and even happened to work in a big international law firm for a couple of years. But despite her promising career, she decided to quit everything and enter the British Higher School of Design. So, it was during that first legal period of her career that Alexandra met her future client, the partner of that company, for whom later she did the project of this apartment in Moscow. Masculine minimalism, bold geometric prints and contemporary paintings on the walls – these are the distinguishing features of this stylish and unique home!
Interiors like in this Moscow apartment are created for those who want when coming home to feel complete peace and tranquility. The color palette of light and gentle pastel shades creates a fresh and relaxing aura, in which you want to spend a lot of time. But the space has also lots of elegance due to stylish golden details and retro notes of the Parisian chic style of the 70’s. We love the wallpaper in the kitchen, as well as the birds in the hallway. Stylish and beautiful!
Dear friends. Let us introduce our annual Best Holiday Interior Contest that starts today. You can photograph your festive decoration and share with us to win the main prize. Rules are below. Good luck!