From this article you will learn not only howBeautifully and effectively design an apartment with an open layout, but you will also see how to create an artificial bay window, decorate the house with cockerels, make an interior that does not want to change for a long time. Catherine is a lawyer, she leads an active lifestyle and travels a lot. In her new apartment, she wanted to create a comfortable home environment where you can always relax and relax. It was with such a desire that she turned for help to the designer Sophie Mu - the girls immediately found a common language and subsequently even became good friends. But whether it was possible to turn an empty box into a dream apartment and what adventures accompanied the process of work on this project - we now find out. Sophie Mu, designer Most recently, we already introduced you to one of Sophie's projects, more information about this designer you can find. Sofimu.com Catherine, the landlady of the apartment: - I wanted to create a space where it would be cozy and comfortable, both alone and in the company of friends. The layout initially had some understanding of the key points, but at the same time there were things where it was absolutely necessary to help the designer for the correct design (for example, the separation of the hallway and the living room, the proper distribution of zones in the kitchen-living room, the sanitary equipment in the bathroom, the color solutions) .
Features of redevelopment
It was a new apartment with a designated outlineWalls, a standard inconvenient huge hall and two bathrooms. At the time of measurement, the walls were marked in one block, and they could be changed. The designer has left as much as possible free space of a drawing room-kitchen, having separated a bedroom, the big bathroom for the mistress, small guest and a wardrobe. To add space to the speakers, as well as to more conveniently place the sofa, bar counter arranged diagonally, it also became a continuation of the kitchen and serves as a place for breakfast hostess apartment. For those who want to see another wonderful example of an open-plan apartment, we suggest reading our article about.
Artificially created bay window
At the entrance to the apartment immediately catches the eyeSpacious living room with window. In order to soften the corners that frame this window, it was decided to make the effect of the bay window, giving the wall a soft radius of plasterboard and increasing the slopes. This is the first thing you see when you enter the room: a bay window, a window and streaming textiles.
Sophie Mu, designer:
- Just as I entered the room, I threw myself intoEyes a large window in the angular frame of the walls. We decided to make the effect of "going out", the hall was left small, but open. Painted it in a dark purple color, which, in combination with the dark floor, made it a mysterious corner, from which a view opens into a large bright living room with a window in the center. Sofimu.com
Apartment with cockerels
When construction began, Catherine and SophieNothing was selected except for the kitchen and the tiles. There was only a general direction that space should be light, light, modern furniture, and the bathroom inspirational. Everything was born in the process. Particular attention should be paid to cockerels, which absolutely randomly became the highlight of the entire interior and collectibles for Catherine. Sophie Mu, the designer: - It was a fun adventure, when we came to the store, very roughly knowing what we like, and on the site found amazing things. One such example is the wallpaper in the bay window zone. We needed wallpapers with a very small pattern, so as not to narrow this small space visually. We went with the idea of diamonds, peas or something in this spirit. Accidentally in the catalog were found wallpapers with cockerels, just the smallest size and the necessary diagonal rhythm. I joked that it's very fun - having lunch when there are small cockerels around you, it's somehow funny. And my wonderful client supported this crazy idea. So she became a collector of bettas. Running forward, I will say that now they have it quite a lot. Sofimu.com
In color, the girls stopped at softClassical scale. The walls were painted in quiet colors: the bedroom - into a deaf fern, the living room - into white with a light pink tone. To pick up a beautiful violet mosaic, echoing with the hall. By the way, for the hall for a very long time they chose the right shade of 5-6 vykrasov, eventually stopped on a dense twilight purple. For furniture in the whole space, they opted for white lacquer, walnut veneer and chrome hardware. But the bathroom and the guest bathroom, as planned, turned out to be inspiringly bright due to tulips from the Ceramica Bardelli collection and small mosaic.
"Kruglyashki", or such important little things
The kitchen turned out to be large and multifunctional. Simple furniture in white lacquer is underlined by a classy hood from Elica, and a large one made of natural granite added genuine chic to the whole space. This beautiful stone was carefully crafted from the chosen slab. Sophie Mu, designer: - The granite has an interesting texture in a large circle. These circles, or as we gently and laughingly called them "kruglyashki", we crawled all over the interior - in chandeliers and Cabo shawl, spotlights in the bedroom, on textiles. Sofimu.com The designer paid a lot of attention to small things,Because she believes that this is the most important thing in the interior. For the bedroom, they chose the idea of comfort, a large bed and a wardrobe with mirrored doors, which expanded the space and in the daytime successfully reflected the window, filling the room with light. Sophie Mu, designer: - Initially, we conceived that the sun from the window will fall into the bedroom through perforated textiles. We rummaged through the whole of Moscow and, finding the right fabric Nobilis Boollis, ordered it from the supplier. It turned out that it was on us that the fabric production ended, so we received the remains. It was very difficult to tailor them as needed, but we went to meet everyone. In this matter, we are very grateful to the employees of the company "Alliance high textiles" for their professionalism of the highest level. And our modest seamstress. It is thanks to these people that we have everything with our fabrics in the apartment - the living room is enveloped by a flowing white veil, the window in the bedroom is densely curtained with a mat. The same holes were obtained, letting in the light, a chic unique blanket and pillows. Sofimu.com
Lighting on all of his projects Sophie triesMake multifunctional, and scenarios as interesting as possible. This apartment was no exception. Here it is possible to include separately a warm lamp light above the bar counter - air glass balls. The entire living room is illuminated by a line of track lamps of white color, created for the filling light. A separate pride of the creators of the project in these apartments is the Bocci chandelier above the dining area in the bay window. The designer personally brought her from Prague from the exposition of one light salon, while she searched for it for a long time in the right configuration. The chandelier is very heavy, since its balls consist of a single glass with a light element inside, but this did not stop to move it to Russia. For the bedroom was chosen the possibility of full and partial lighting. Bathrooms are very bright in light, and in the bathroom there is also a mirror lighting. Sophie Mu, designer: - We spent a lot of time looking for a chandelier in the living room and, finding it on the web, did not know where to look live. As a result, the client saw her in Norway, I - in Holland, and bought in Prague. It was there that it was available in the right bundle. The regional representative of this Canadian company in Amsterdam, when I came to him for the chandelier, said that she was not at the moment, after negotiations for transfer to Russia asked where we are going next. Learning that our then journey is through Prague, this usual manager of the usual Amsterdam salon called Prague and put a chandelier there for us in reserve. It was amazing, and even more I was surprised to come for her to Prague and found there the owners of the salon - Ukrainian architects. They were also surprised that a stranger from an unfamiliar salon did everything for us. We are very grateful to these people for their help and this level of professionalism. Sofimu.com
Materials, Brands and Finishing
- Sofa, chairs - company BoConcept;
- The wardrobe is a Nobiele trademark;
- Table in the dining area - brought from Italy;
- Kitchen - factory "Stylish kitchens";
- Extractor - company Elica;
- Apron for the kitchen - mosaic workshop;
- Chandelier over the dining area - Canadian brand Bocci;
- Round chandeliers above the kitchen - Caboche;
- Textiles - the French company Nobilis;
- Floor tiles (kitchen) - factory Bardelli.
- Bed - company Estetica;
- The wardrobe is a Nobiele trademark;
- The Russian children from the "Club of Industrial Designers" made custom-made TV sets for the TV;
- Textiles - the French company Nobilis.
- Furniture in the hall - company BoConcept;
- Floor tiles - Bardelli factory;
- Tiles in the bathrooms - the Bardelli factory.
Ekaterina, the landlady of the apartment: - The designer helped to combine existing ideas into a single space, beautifully and comfortably to realize what he wanted. And it turned out the apartment is for life - where everything is convenient, practical, at hand, but at the same time in the same style and with its zest. A good sign, it seems to me - for more than two years that have passed since the completion of work on the interior (the purchase of the latest furniture elements and hanging curtains), there was not the slightest desire to change / move / remove. Nothing hinders, does not irritate and does not require improvements. This means that the interior turned out to be the most suitable for the owner. Sofimu.com