Today we will show you an apartment in a "Stalin's" house where the new mistress managed to preserve the spirit of the old era: in chandeliers, stucco, parquet and batteries
It's always interesting to look behind the scenes of the goodRepair. Today we were helped by the art director of the Decorators' Union of Studio № 5 Nelli Alekseeva. Nelly interviewed Galina Lugina, the owner and decorator of the bureau of the same name.
Galina lives in a "Stalinist" house on Baumanskaya, ina two-room apartment, next to the office, and walks to work. Her bureau specializes in textile decoration of country houses, apartments, offices, studios, skillfully completes them with curtains, textiles, changes upholstery and restores furniture. In addition, Galina conducts personal interior projects of a full format. He is fond of photography. - How did it happen that you settled in this apartment? - This apartment was "waiting" for me. For half a year I constantly looked through the apartments until I realized: I want to live in the center, in a house with a history, the apartment should have an interesting layout, high ceilings and as quiet as possible. And I found her. Initially, the apartment belonged to Boris Pavlovich Beloglazov - a teacher, professor from the OKB im. Tupolev. As an inheritance to the apartment, I received the history of Soviet aircraft construction, medals, certificates, letters of thanks, drawings, piles of papers covered with formulas, and a library. My main task in creating the interior was to preserve her spirit. I wanted to write in the remaining aircraft-building artifacts and associations with the era to which they belonged. The windows, parquet floors and batteries of 1938 were restored in the apartment, and the objects of the living environment of that time - a telephone, an ebonite meter, chandeliers - have been preserved. All the furniture is designed with a reference to this style, doors with transoms, an oak library cabinet, a chest of drawers, bedside tables ... It was important for me to preserve the stucco molding, volumes and proportions of the premises, adjusting them to my needs - thus, the kitchen and living room were combined, but all the old boundaries of the layout have been preserved, "readable" on the floor and ceiling. - How did you become a decorator?- Until the age of 30, I was an accountant in a large construction company. Then she dropped everything, graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute - the Department of Design of the Architectural Environment. And for more than 10 years now I have been inventing new ways of sewing curtains and textile decor. Textiles make up 30-40% of the interior. For decorators, this is almost a religious question. The most important thing is to preserve the atmosphere of the interior or help to create accents. Each project is unique, even in its simplicity and minimalism. Therefore, sometimes I order an individual color of the fabric at the factory, I do complex embroidery, or I design cornices and holders with hand-carving and coloring with a carver. Now I am working on a collection of braids and brushes for the Russian market and my projects. France is a little expensive and braid is on trend. For me, there is no word "impossible" in textile decor, there are different ways to implement the idea ... - Tell us about the kitchen.- My kitchen is, in fact, part of the living room, so it should be as neutral as possible, but functional. That is why it is in white gloss, without handles and accent details, even the apron merges with the color of the walls. It has everything, the smallest details of the filling are thought out, it just is not visible. - Share your favorite recipe with us.- I have a weakness for fish and seafood, especially scallops. Here's my favorite recipe. Scallops in pumpkin sauce. The scallops should be perfectly fresh, if not, then defrost them in milk at room temperature. After defrosting, remove from the milk, let it drain, add salt, a little ground pepper. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into a frying pan and fry on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Cut the pumpkin into slices and cook in milk, then add a little honey and butter, beat in mashed potatoes with a blender. Put the golden scallops on a plate, decorate with sauce. It's not even food - it's 100% fun in half tones.
The report also uses photos made by Yevgeny Kulibaba, for which the author of the interview is immensely grateful.