Apartments more than 90 sq.m.

How to make an interior in the spirit of old England in a conventional new building


Among the fans of the classic style, there are manywho prefers good old England to all directions. Today, using the example of a Moscow apartment, we will look at how you can create an interior for Sherlock Holmes right in a new building.At the request of the customers, a married couple with a child-girl, the developer had to create a variety of interior interiors, while maintaining a single style of classical severity and restraint. Architect Nadezhda Malykh decided to make each of the volumes in its own color scheme. The project was developed for a new building, up to the stage of finishing work. All internal partitions were installed according to a developed and agreed plan. There are several uniting motifs - similar colors with a predominance of one tone, the same from the light, popular today parquet "bleached oak", a single execution of ceilings with a powerful upper skirting board. In the hallway, bathroom and kitchen, the floors are covered with tiles in contrasting colors. But the main thing is precisely the calm classics, without shocking and revolutionary interior solutions. The customers asked not to show the study and the nursery to a wide audience, so these photos are not included in the publication.

Old good England

Considering photos of interiors, we understand thatthe task of obtaining diversity within the framework of one style has been solved quite successfully. The most striking, literally and figuratively, is the living room, which is very reminiscent of the classic Victorian style. True, instead of heavy panels - thick burgundy (red-brown terracotta color) matte silk-like wallpaper. And the cabinet furniture is "not according to the rules" white (like the doors), but soft, not leather, and there are no blankets. But the general atmosphere of "good old England" is present. By the way, in the open shelves, we still see the classic wooden cladding of vertical surfaces. The proposed option was very to the taste of the customers, who gladly agreed to burgundy in combination with white and yellow-gold, it turned out to be their colors.

Cream, cream and chocolate glaze

Light, tiled work surface -not by the window. Convenient, of course - this was the wish of the hostess. The kitchen turned out to be the brightest in the whole interior. And with Scottish motives - thanks to the colors and patterns of the island cladding and floor tiles. The layout of glass cabinet doors and bright, expressively shaped upholstered chairs add to the mood. A soft cream apron made of fine tiles spreads along the rest of the walls and continues the cellular motif of the room. The soft color of the wall tiles "reflects" the terracotta of the island cabinet, the floor and the upholstery of the chairs. The result is a classic color transition from white through pink-cream to dark terracotta. Even in the living room, which is more “rigid” in terms of contrasting color combinations, there is no ponderousness, and the kitchen is simply airy, filled with light.

Cotton bedroom

Nadezhda Malykh's bedroom was openly “notmale ”and very calm, which was specially discussed by the customers. The hostess dictated her vision - no shocks or anything complicated, everything should be classic and even conservative. “I have enough shocks at work, like my husband, here we only want relaxation. We don't need a TV in the bedroom either; here we plan to rest exclusively. And let nothing distract us at all. " Virtually no decor, everything is very laconic and without architectural frills. Stylish furniture, stylish chandelier and lamps (floor lamp and table lamps on the bedside tables) - everything is kept in a soft creamy-creamy color scheme, which is the sovereign "mistress" here. The strict geometry of the snow-white portal unites the bedroom with the rest of the interiors, where white is also present, but in different quantities.

A separate world of the bathroom

The only place in the apartment where there areother color combinations - this is the bathroom. Once again, the designer managed to effectively move from a dark, dense grassy-green tiled floor through a vertical pattern of a tiled wall panel with a border to creamy yellow and snow-white on the ceiling - these transitions are pleasing to the eye. Stylistically, if you look at the furniture and plumbing fixtures, the room is made with a predominance of geometrically strict classics. The geometry gives rigor, its deliberate rectangularity - it turned out very neatly and "tasty"! Accents: gold fittings echoing the border medallions. Dog faces of different breeds are depicted in ovals - this is also a step towards customers who have a dog and generally love animals and nature. And there was also a condition - a large mirror. Completed - the room has become visually larger, additional volume has appeared. Nadezhda Malykh, architect Graduated from MoscowArchitectural Institute (MARHI). She is a member of the International Art Fund, section "Design". Designs unique residential and public interiors, private houses and apartments. Works in various styles - from classic to modern, taking into account the wishes and suggestions of the customer. In her work she focuses on new and progressive world trends in interior design.

From the first person

My goal: to make people's lives comfortable, it means - happy, using their creative potential and knowledge.

For me design is, first of all, the creationconditions for a comfortable life. I am inspired by the personality of the people for whom you are designing, the desire to see the new and progressive, inherent in every customer. Accounting for the wishes of customers, my knowledge and experience can turn a routine process into a creative one and get results that exceed all expectations.

Nadezhda Malykh

When selecting decorative materials oftenIt is impossible to avoid plot images - on wallpaper, tiles, friezes. It turns out that the interior is filled in the form of ornaments with some images, pictures and it gets out of hand. However, for us, this does not play a significant role, the main thing is that everything should be collected in color, textures, proportions and many other, perhaps not immediately noticeable parameters.

Nadezhda Malykh

Furniture and furnishings, decoration


  • bathroom - tile Petracer,
  • entrance hall, kitchen - tile Topcer,
  • rooms, corridor - parquet "whitewashed oak".


  • hallway - York wallpaper,
  • corridor - painting, Beckers,
  • kitchen - painting, Beckers,
  • living room - wallpaper Thibaut,
  • bedroom - wallpaper Effinger,
  • bathroom - tile Petracer.


  • bedroom - chandelier Christopher Hyde; lamps Charales; floor lamp Ralph Lauren,
  • living room - chandelier Chapman; lamp Fine Art Lamps.


  • kitchen - Scavolini; barstools Cabiate; technique built-in Kuppersbuch,
  • living room - Bushnelli sofa; sofa Duresta; dining table Minacchiolo; desk journal Busatto; bookcases Busatto; Cabiate chairs,
  • bedroom - Lorigine cupboards; Bushnelli bed; chest of Lorigine; wardrobe Benedetti,
  • bathroom - plumbing Villeroy & Boch; composition under the shell Skavolini; Retracer tiles,
  • hall - high Lorigine chest of drawers; doors SJB.

Used techniques

  • Zoning. The delineation of functional areas is most clearly expressed in the transition from the hallway to the rest of the apartment. Firstly, it is a tiled floor and, secondly, a different wallpaper.
  • Expansion of space, addition of volume,an association. The most obvious example is the entrance portal without doors leading to the bedroom. He simultaneously sharply differentiates the zone of the corridor and the sleeping area, but at the same time leaves space common, uniting. The union function is performed by the same parquet floor. No less interesting is the expansion of the volume - traditionally through a mirror in the bathroom.
  • Accent. "Golden" sanitary fittings in the bathroom, the pattern and color of kitchen tiles on the island's curbstone and on the floor. Imagine that this would be either a tree or something monochrome - the room would become flatter, sluggish.
  • Contrast. This reception is most vividly expressed in the living room - white furniture and a white door against a background of dense walls. Stylistic contrast - the "gold" sanitary fittings in the bathroom.
  • Stylistic support. In the living room pieces of furniture - free-standing tables, chairs, sofas - are made of dark walnut. This color is mainly in English style. The furniture in the hallway, the mirror frame in the bathroom - the same, look like "things with a story."

Conservative interior can become irresistible

- - What were the main requirements of the customer?- - The most important thing is the categorical absence of innovation, excess of decor, unjustified decoration. A conservative calm classic, as it was formulated. - - What is the main idea of ​​the whole project, and what have you invested in each of the premises? - - The idea turned out to be one and only: to ensure the fulfillment of customer requirements, but at the same time to create something interesting. My opinion is that the most "simple" is the interior of the bedroom, but it is "saved" by excellent furniture and the selection of lamps. The most interesting for me are the rooms of the living room and the bathroom, where I did a little "frolic", but neatly. When the burgundy of the living room was agreed upon, the customers were very surprised that such an intense and rich tone helps to embody their idea of ​​the classics. The bathroom, with all its laconic solutions, perfectly demonstrates how even the most conservative interior can become irresistible thanks to high-quality finishing materials. Well, a little eclecticism - I'm talking about the tap, the shower mixer. - - How did you come to the choice of colors? - - I can't answer ... Just sorting through the options for near-classical solutions for each room, I realized that the cold scale would not fit categorically. It turns out that I didn't have much choice. But burgundy and dark grassy are, of course, very interesting. However, these are my favorite colors. - - How long did the renovation take? - - Quite a long time, about a year. When I first saw the front of the work, the room had no partitions at all, only concrete power (load-bearing) structures and monolithic walls. It was fundamental for my clients - they wanted to build a "nest" from scratch, according to their own understanding. We chose the layout for a long time, taking into account the location of window openings, doors to the balcony and to the loggia, engineering networks (risers). The final version can be evaluated on the plan. As a result, it turned out well, the customer gave the go-ahead to bring the project to life. - - Where did you buy finishing materials, furniture, accessories? - - As always - according to catalogs, of which we, like any studio, are numerous. The order was made through our regular supplier, with whom we have long established a trusting relationship. - - What is the estimated budget for such a serious design of a large apartment from scratch and on a turnkey basis? - - For obvious reasons, I will not give an exact figure. But this is the middle price segment, closer to the higher one.