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How to make a dark interior cozy: bachelor apartment in Moscow

How to make an apartment in dark colors and at the same timeNot to lose in comfort and comfort? How to emphasize the advantages of panoramic views from the windows? Impressive Moscow project gives answers to all the questions. Fashion for light interiors is not to everyone's liking. Many people find it more comfortable to live surrounded by deeper, darker shades. Can a rather dark interior be cozy, despite all the stereotypes about "gloom"? The project of a Moscow bachelor apartment from the design studio Liturinsky & Leost clearly answers this question. Igor Liturinsky and Ronan Leost, designers Design Studio Liturinsky & Leost is a creative tandem of talented architects and designers. Since 2005, Igor Liturinsky and Ronan Leost have been involved in a variety of projects, from private orders to public spaces, from restoration works to a comprehensive approach. In the portfolio of the design studio there are already more than 60 successfully implemented projects, including not only Russian, but also foreign ones (in Austria, Spain, France, Seychelles). Earlier we shared with you another project of the design studio Liturinsky & Leost -. Despite the fact that the apartment, which we now show you, is also created for an idle man, this is a completely different story. This apartment of 103 m² is located in Moscow,In the highest skyscraper in Europe "Tower Federation". In 2009, this complex was recognized as the best building in the world (according to the results of the international competition Prix d'Exellence). Of course, the windows of apartments located here offer a stunning view of Moscow, the capital's sights. And therefore, it was especially important to create an interior that would harmonize with panoramic views, while not eclipsing them, but without losing themselves against the backdrop of the city's landscape. Another complication related to panoramicWindows, in that direct sunlight for a few hours beat directly into the apartment. And that means you need the opportunity not only to admire the panorama, but also to hide from the ultraviolet, if necessary. Please note: this apartment is available in this apartment. Our opinion: - Designers have provided both dense curtains and translucent tulle, so that the owner of the apartment can regulate the degree of natural lighting of the apartment with an easy movement of the hand. Initially, the layout of the room was free: In the complex "Tower Federation" apartments have only a few supporting columns, leaving the owners full room for planning personal space. As a result of work on the design of the design studio Liturinsky & Leost, the apartment turned out to be a two-room apartment, with a spacious bedroom and living room (29 m² and 41.2 m² respectively), and a small kitchen (5.7 m²). All this, of course, meets the wishes of the customer and corresponds to his lifestyle. Our opinion - Apparently, the owner of the apartment is a hospitable person. In the living room there is a large sofa and several comfortable chairs. All furniture is located around, and in such a way that does not obstruct a beautiful panoramic view. The interior was quite complicated, saturatedPatterns, textures, with unexpected design techniques. In addition, in general, the color scheme was chosen rather dark. The reason for this, obviously, was the excess of natural light in the apartment. The love of the owner of the apartment is obvious to the horses: In the bedroom is an impressive floor lamp in the form of a horse, and in the living room the walls are decorated with drawings of horses. In addition, the chairs in the living room are stylized under the saddles - with stirrups on the armrests. It is interesting that the apartment has very little furniture for storage. The secret lies in the area of ​​5 m², adjacent to the bedroom.

List of brands used in the project

Living room:

  • Mirrors - the company "Gran 99";
  • Shelving - Arlequin C Cabinets Ferruccio Laviani;
  • A coffee table - Chess Table Moooi;
  • Fireplace - Planika Coffee Fire Long;
  • Console - Eichholtz Carlisle Bench Table, Eichholtz Trolley Beverly Hills 04872;
  • Chair with stirrups - Saddle Easy Chair, Monster Bar Stool Moooi;
  • Carpet - jan Kath carpet, Stepevi;
  • Textiles - "Moscow Silk";
  • Decor - Kelly Hoppen Pot The Long Kelly Hoppen;
  • Tableware - Palace Tableware;
  • Lighting - Xal hanging lights, Light & Design, Set Up Shade by Marcel Wanders.


  • Soft panels are made to order in the workshop of Bella Pelle;
  • Table - Moooi Two Tops Secretary, Monster Stool Moooi;
  • carpet - Fata Morgana TJ Two by Marcel Wanders;
  • Textiles - "Moscow Silk";
  • Lighting - Eichholtz Lamp Arlington Crystal, Horse Lamp by Front | Moooi.

5 techniques that will help make the dark interior cozy:

  • Choose deep, complex colors. Do not just stop on black, dark brown and dark gray. Saturated dark shades of blue, wine, violet and other colors will make the interior much more interesting.
  • Combine dark colors with shades of lightening. Note: this apartment has a surface of coffee and sand-colored on the floor rather light wood, and the ceiling is not dark. In combination with lighter elements of the environment, darker shades look more intense.
  • Do not be afraid of patterns and ornaments. Note: in the bedroom - wallpaper with a pattern, in the living room - cushions with ornaments and "Chess" coffee table; In the whole apartment - colorful carpets, original ceiling.
  • Do not forget about the bright accents. In the dark interior they should not be juicy or acidic, darker colors will look more organic: for example, in this interior, a darkened shade of turquoise is chosen for the headboard, and the fresco in the living room is made in a dark pink version.
  • Provide different lighting scenarios. Light must be diverse and multilevel.