Increase the space you can without resorting to helpWhite color. It is necessary to choose what pleases the eye even at the entrance to the apartment. The psychologist Olga Makeeva managed to get rid of the sensation of a standard apartment and give it her own "I" Olga - a man who does not tolerate stereotypes, cliches and routine. Nevertheless, this did not prevent her from expressing her emotions in a dark, restrained tone, not in bright colors. Looking at the design decisions of Olga, you understand how stylish and comfortable the apartment in chocolate tones can look. And most importantly - not boring!
Olga Makeeva Psychologist, HR-specialist, photographer- Olga, you bought an apartment in the secondary market, tell us, with what difficulties faced? - Most of all I was unpleasantly struck by the corridor. He looked like a coupe car - elongated and narrow. And there are doors, a lot of doors. In typical apartments, the corridor, unfortunately, often becomes not part of the apartment, but some sort of detached space designed to run from one room to another, and it turns out that he is stealing precious meters, because he is not perceived as a full part of the house. This became the main thing, which I very much wanted to avoid in my future and, naturally, as it seemed then, cozy housing. - What is "cosiness" for you? For some, this is a shebic chic, others see cosiness in the classics, others understand that they can be comfortable only in the walls of beige. - Comfort in my understanding - "it's clear that the matter is dark", my colors are dark, dusted, gray, brown shades, black. In the West, these shades have long been accustomed to calling "chocolate", and perhaps that's why nobody is afraid of dark interiors. - Where did you look for inspiration while considering the design of your apartment? - In magazines and on sites about design and interiors, including European. I decided that at the entrance to the apartment I want to see not another obstacle in the form of a door or just some part of the room, but something pleasing to the eye - for me it's a fireplace. - Where did you buy the main part of the furniture? - In large furniture hypermarkets: Grand, Hoff, IKEA. I gathered the dining group for a long time, because I wanted it to be interesting and at the same time convenient, roomy and, so to speak, thorough. The first were chairs, chose from several models of designer chairs, while choosing their big role was played by their compactness. - What is the most proud of your apartment now? - Most of all I'm happy with the fact that we managed to get rid of the feeling of a typical layout a little. - Your advice to those who think about the design of the apartmentAnd can not choose a style for his home. - I can advise to allocate in all interiors, and not only in the liked, interesting moments for myself - a combination of textures, colors, styles, planning decisions. Be sure to assess whether they are applicable in your living space, and how much you will be comfortable and cozy in it. - Did you realize all your dreams in your apartment? Is there a desire to change something? - At the moment I am comfortable in such an interior. Change his desire was not, but the details will still be added. In my spare time I photograph, I will definitely decorate the walls with my best works.