Designer Julia Kirpicheva tells andshows how to create a stylish black and white interior on 50 square meters Decorating an apartment in black and white is a rather bold move. On the one hand, such a color scheme will always be relevant and effective. On the other hand, keeping balance and creating a coherent, cozy interior in black and white is a difficult task. Designer Julia Kirpicheva skillfully coped with it, creating an amazingly stylish project for a Moscow apartment, and willingly shared with us the results of her work. Julia Kirpicheva, interior designer Since 2010 she has been creating private and public interiors. In 2011 she graduated with honors from the Moscow State University of Design and Technology. Julia's design projects are published by leading Russian specialized print publications and online media. The designer calls the basic principle of his work a conceptual approach to the creation of interiors. kirpichevaj.com The project of this small two-room apartment in Moscow was created especially for a sophisticated young girl working in the fashion industry. The stylistic solution was based on a mixture of styles and Art Deco. The result of such a bold combination is a stylish, cozy and boring interior, which we in the editorial office would call an interior with Parisian chic. Julia Kirpicheva, interior designer:- The client, a young woman, gave me the task to complete a design project for a loft-style apartment with Art Deco elements. We found a common language right away. Understanding was perfect. The project was implemented quickly and easily. Probably because the customer already had previous experience (this is not her first design project and not her first apartment). Therefore, I was very lucky, I got a customer with taste, prepared. kirpichevaj.com To increase the functionality of the apartment, it was decided to combine the kitchen with the living room, adding the former to this space. Thus, the result is a spacious kitchen-living room with an area of 26 square meters. Thanks to a carefully thought-out zoning, there was a place for the cooking area, for the dining area, and for a fairly large rest area and the reception of guests. Bedroom, given the relatively small areaapartment turned out to be very spacious. The main colors in the design are still the same black and white, however, several unobtrusive auxiliary shades of beige, blue, gray do not allow the color scheme to be boring. And the sheer Art Deco elements make this bedroom incredibly sophisticated and stylish. Yulia Kirpicheva, interior designer: - Initially, I wanted to get away from the “beige interior” template. We chose complex colors and shades. Dark bottle, gray-green, black lacquered. These combinations are unbeatable and effective. The choice of colors is also due to the fact that contrasting interiors are always more interesting. An interior without contrast is like food without spices. kirpichevaj.com It is interesting that there are many light sources in the bedroom: this not only adds coziness, but also allows you to use different ones. The balcony attached to the bedroom made it possibleto organize a comfortable and cozy place for reading and rest. Our opinion: - The recreation area is visually separated by a black color border, and also has additional light sources. These proven zoning techniques made it possible to somewhat isolate the space. The project used Finex parquet, wall paint -Benjamin Moore, bedside lamps - Fine Art Lamp, carpet - Rug Company. There is also a lot of built-in furniture created according to the designer's sketches. Yulia Kirpicheva, interior designer: - I have been designing furniture for a long time, in almost every project I use built-in furniture according to my drawings. The production with which I have been working for a long time is capable of bringing objects of any complexity to life. Such furniture is very convenient: we calculate every millimeter and we do not lose usable area. It also perfectly matches the style of the room and meets the overall concept of the project. kirpichevaj.com The apartment also has a bathroom, dressing room.Storage spaces are provided. Yulia Kirpicheva, interior designer: - As a rule, in my projects I always use storage space 30% more than the amount requested by the customer. It can be easily explained: in our age of consumption there are a lot of things and their number is growing at lightning speed. Additional storage will not hurt. kirpichevaj.com The project took about 8 months to complete. 5 tips for those who create a black and white interior Despite the seeming simplicity of the range, decorating a black and white interior is not an easy task. The main difficulty is to get, as a result, not just a graphic combination of colors, but a truly harmonious space, cozy and comfortable. How to do it? Here are five win-win tips. 1. Decide on the style of the interior. There is no “black and white style”: a color scheme can set a style, but cannot replace it. Decide which of the styles is close to you, even at the initial stage of interior planning. 2. Strike a balance. The hardest part about decorating a black and white apartment is finding a fine line of balance between white and black. Professionals feel this line intuitively, but for amateurs, alas, there are no clear formulas. In case of doubt which of the two colors should be added to the interior, give preference to white: it is much more difficult to overdo it with it. 3. Say no to boring solutions. Fearing to be mistaken, the creators of black and white interiors often choose minimalism as their design style. For those who want something more interesting, there are many stylistic and decorative solutions. Don't forget about textures and unexpected materials. Use time-tested patterns (houndstooth, check, stripe). Perhaps you want to add 1-2 bright accents to the interior - they look especially advantageous against a black and white background and bring a playful, hooligan touch. 4. Personalize your interior. The presence of only two primary colors in the design does not mean at all that the interior should be impersonal. Competent decor always reflects the character of the owners of the house. Black and white photos, posters, drawings, posters with inscriptions will come to the rescue. 5. Don't overdo it! The black and white color scheme gives a wide scope for choosing interior decoration details: from patterns and ornaments to retro photographs. The main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise, instead of a stylish space, you can get an interior that dazzles in the eyes.
December 16, 2017
December 16, 2017