This interior has white walls, manypieces of modern art, antiques that successfully coexist with modern pieces of furniture, and a subtle style that is literally felt in the air. If you love restrained antiquity, classic forms and absolute peace, then this apartment will surely win your heart. Property lab + art bureau
Dmitry Kuznetsov and Natalia Vorobyova.
Education: Natalia - MGUA, RSUH (history of arts), school "Details".
Dmitry - Moscow State University of Commerce. www.partnerproject.ru
- We made an apartment in a profitable house of the beginning of the centuryfor myself. The house itself has long attracted our attention by the unique stucco moldings on the facades. And when they came to look at the apartment, they immediately understood - ours. We were lucky to have 100-year-old floors, doors and stucco inside. This was the basis of the whole concept. We decided that the interior should look as if several generations of one family lived here and from each time something remained and continues to exist harmoniously together. In this apartment should not be like an antique salon, and look easy and modern. In addition, we have a large collection of contemporary art, which was also supposed to be housed in an apartment.
The planning had to be restored. We managed to find the historical plan of the apartment, which we adhered to. In the Soviet years, the ladder platforms of the black staircase were attached to the apartments and equipped with bathrooms. Therefore, the apartment initially had two "wet points", in which two full-fledged bathrooms were perfectly located. A lot of time and effort took the restoration of the floor and doors. A century-old oak parquet preserved all the "traces of existence". To create a uniform surface, restorers tinted it manually.
Before finishing the bathrooms and kitchen, we sawA sufficient number of such premises, preserved since the beginning of the XX century. I wanted that these rooms also looked like they came from that time. Portuguese tiles TopCer and English sanitary ware Imperial helped. A kitchen with a classic ivory facade was found in the Russian manufacturer "Stylish Kitchens". A Rosenlew retrofair refrigerator occupies a separate honorable corner.
From previous owners remained stained glassTransoms over the doors of Murano glass. We saved them, and the color of the glass gave a basis for the color solution of the decor - upholstery and curtains. We used velvet and silk - fabrics, popular in the interiors of the beginning of the century. Suitable colors were found in Houles, in the same place ordered brass cornices and holders for curtains. Switches with tumblers were picked up from the French company Meljac. Furniture for a long time did not choose. Some collectible items came from the previous apartment. They found something from the antique dealers and brought them from travel.
The Golden Chest Chest by Barbara Barry andChairs from Baker settled in a small living room. Under the picture of George Pusenkoff - hand-painted console table Alfonso Marina Ebanista. The Russian chandelier in the Art Nouveau style was brought from the antique salon of St. Petersburg.
Living room: Table, chairs and chest of drawers with elements of marquetry, carvings and brass decor of the 1920s brought from Lyon. Above the table is Bogdan Mamonov's diptych. Russian chandelier in the Art Nouveau style - from St. Petersburg. Restorers made a lot of efforts to bring her back to life. Coffee table - Calista from Collection Pierre. Chairs - Ensemble London. Table bronze lamps - Jean Louis Deniot. On the chest of drawers there are lamps from Indonesia. Above them - a panel of beads and semi-precious stones from Olga Soldatova. Over the sofa - the work of George Pusenkoff.
Bedroom:English lamps - Artemis design, bed - Vinoti living by Halistya. Entrance hall: antique sofa "The Bat" created by Viennese designer Josef Hoffmann for the cabaret of the same name. Hanger - Eichholtz. Mirror —Pomax. Chair - Masters Philippe Starck with Eugenie Quitlett Kartel. Photo: Alexey Naroditsky.