The apartment owners are a young married couple with two children who wanted a stylish and modern dwelling. To achieve the desired effect two apartments in a Stalin-era building with a total area of 120 square meters were completely redesigned. One apartment was turned into an open space with a living room and a kitchen united to accept guests. The second part was transformed into a nursery with bathroom, master bedroom and a study with picture gallery.
Open space is painted with cold tones with the touch of conceptual bright accents in the form of orange armchairs from Magis and Ukrainian painters’ pictures. All the works are the part of the owner’s private collection. Antiques add domestic comfort, for example the Georgian chest of drawers, from the collection as well.
The furniture and d?cor elements were confronted with the antique brickwork and metal channel bars. They were found out during renovation and after a slight restoration it was decided to leave it as a special appeal of the space with loft allusion. Industrial dwelling is softened by wood warmth – wenge fabricated wood block flooring and golden oak on the walls. Fluorescent lamps give light.
A room for a small girl doesn’t resemble a traditional nursery. Childish things here are only a beautiful casket and a chair, and toys. Wooden cover unites floor and walls. As everywhere in the apartment, there are no curtains; roller blinds are used instead.
The master bedroom is peculiar – it has an open space bathroom with two washstands and a bathtub. The zone was separated by a glass partition, raised floor and tiling.
Sergei Makhno, designer: The open bathroom unit is rather practical in everyday use. Nowadays we apply this solution in about 40% of our projects. Bathtub and washstand can be open, but a toilet sink is better to separate, of course. We usually hide it.