House and Cottage

The interior of the week: how to equip a wooden dacha in the suburbs


How to equip your dream cottage?Many people think about this before the start of the spring season. Today we will visit a dacha near Moscow, where the owners managed to make their dreams come true and create a house that you don't want to leave. Winter is coming to an end, the summer cottage season will start soon, and many are already thinking about how. Our heroes have long dreamed of such a secluded place where they could take a break from hard work. With age, this desire intensified more and more, and finally their dream came true - they designed their own piece of paradise on earth, and designers-decorators Elena Karpenkova and Ivan Ureka helped them in this. Elena Karpenkova and Ivan Ureka, decorators In 2007, they joined forces and created their own design studio. They always work in a duet, decorating interiors of different levels - from economical to luxurious. They pay attention to details and always “hit the mark”, creating exactly those interiors that their customers dream of. Since 2014 they are members of the association of interior decorators "ODI".

From dream to reality

Today the heroes of our story are the spouses,who have lived together for many years. They already have grown-up children and grandchildren. Despite their considerable age, they are young at heart and always optimistic. Their positive attitude was reflected in the interior of this summer house. The couple dreamed about her for a long time, but their work schedule was so tight that the cherished plans had to be constantly postponed. And this employment is understandable: she worked as an economist, and he worked as an engineer. At one point, they just wanted to get away from work, stress, city noise and bustle. When they bought a house in the Moscow region, they realized that they could not do without the help of professionals. They presented a picture of perfect comfort, but they did not know how to transfer their dreams to a real interior. Therefore, we turned to young designers and decorators who helped them decorate their dream cottage.

More freedom

Since the customers turned out to be very modern,They decided to leave the layout on the ground floor free, which is very fashionable now. Such a space is often found in the homes of young people, but the owners of this house have proven that you can stay young even in retirement. The only "snag" was the placement of the TV zone. Customers wanted to be able to watch TV in both the living area and the kitchen area. But it was not possible to place it in this way, since the owners of the house did not want to clutter up the space with unnecessary furniture and block the view of the fireplace. The problem was solved by using a pivot stand.

Heat of the family hearth

This family is very fond of tradition.gather all together at a large table. That is why a transforming table was placed in the dining area, at which, if unfolded, 12 people can be accommodated. The fireplace is also a kind of center. Gathering at his place, the owners, together with their children and grandchildren, conduct friendly conversations, share their impressions and look through family photo albums. The environment is conducive to a leisurelypastime and rest. This effect was achieved thanks to the light colors, laconic design in the classic style and used in the design of the house. Elena Karpenkova and Ivan Ureka, decorators: - The color scheme that we decided to use is as light as possible. The chandelier for the living room was already presented by the children at the time of the arrangement of this room, so it set the tone for the further decor of the room. In the rest, both we and our customers wanted to see more light, since in Moscow there is often not enough light. Therefore, the interiors of other rooms also contain clean and light shades.

Place for a hobby

When children are at work, and grandchildren at school, our heroesreturn to their usual affairs, which give them a lot of fun. The landlady devotes much time to the garden and the garden. She likes to grow vegetables for summer salad and flowers, which are always pleasing with her beauty and aroma. And another hobby of the hostess is the creation of culinarymasterpieces. She constantly experiments and pleases her husband with delicious dishes. It was for this purpose that a large and spacious kitchen was created, where it is always light and comfortable. The owner likes to make all kinds ofadaptations for home and garden. Another of his passion is a car, he keeps it in perfect order. And of course, one of his mandatory wishes was a separate bathhouse, which was built on a local site.

Materials, manufacturers, finishing


  • Kitchen made to order. The choice fell on the Italian factory Tomassi. In total, the creation of the kitchen took about four months.

Living room:

  • Sofas - Italian brand Nicoline.
  • Coffee table - IKEA.


  • The cabinets were made to order by author's sketches.
  • Beds - IKEA.


  • In the bathroom lining used Tagina factory tiles.

To order:

  • Kitchen set.
  • Stairs.
  • Wardrobe.


  • Most of the house is decorated with wooden wallpaper "Gusvarblok", and only the accented walls are highlighted with vinyl wallpaper of the German factory P + S International from the collection Labyrinth.

Floors and doors:

  • Paul decided to make a laminate board. Since the house is wooden and is exposed to the environment, a floating method of laying the cover was preferable.
  • The doors were chosen white because of the large number of them on the second floor, so they did not look like dark pits in the interior.

Tips from Elena Karpenkova and Ivan Ureki:

  • Your home should be a real refuge for you,so it is important to fill it with comfort, for example, decorate in light colors and make a fireplace in the living room that will not only warm in winter, but also give a sense of comfort.
  • The wooden house is famous, first of all, for itsa cosiness, inherent only to a tree aroma, pleasant invoice and appearance. Use in this house a maximum of natural materials, which are in harmony with the tree.
  • When decorating walls in a wooden house, it is not necessarymake them completely monophonic. You can combine not only color, but also material, as we did, combining wooden and vinyl wallpaper in one interior.
  • Do not pursue certain brands, someexpensive things to create a cozy atmosphere. A frame with a family photograph on the fireplace and several indoor plants is enough to make the interior look not strictly, but at home.
  • Do not clutter the wooden house with interior items and furniture, against their background, the uniqueness of your house can be lost. Make sure that all items fit harmoniously into the interior.
  • photo courtesy of Elena Karpenkova and Ivan Ureka