Design and Decor

How to add a Scandinavian style of coziness: an apartment project in Moscow

This small Moscow apartment will fall in love with itselfEven those who thought that they could not tolerate Scandinavian interiors. Despite the fact that the Scandinavian style has long been at the height of popularity, many accuse him of excessive simplicity and lack of coziness. Those who are close to this point of view will most likely like the Moscow apartment project created by Eugenia Ignatova. We tell about how to take the best of the Scandinavian style and create on its basis a cozy, romantic, light interior. Evgeniya Ignatova, interior designer In the design field - since 2008. She graduated from the Institute of European Design (IED) in Barcelona. He heads his own design studio Ignatova Interiors. He founded the Russian-Spanish courses for designers Design Experience, is the coordinator of this project. The interior of this small Moscow apartment can not be strictly limited to the Scandinavian style. Rather, it is a variation on the theme of Scandinavian interiors, with adjustments in favor of comfort and coziness. Despite the modest size of the apartment, the designerManaged to place all the most necessary: ​​a functional kitchen area, a dining area for 6-8 seats, as well as a recreation area and reception. Obviously, hospitable and hospitable hosts live here. The kitchen is very compact. The space is efficiently operated, and is not overloaded with hinged shelves. Thanks to the placement of the countertop along the window, the working area of ​​the kitchen has increased. Apparently, the owners of the apartment love to cook and often eat at home: there is a lot of room for storing utensils and other kitchen accessories, there is a capacious sink. Our opinion: - Please note: if you move the bar chairs to the window, you can use this part of the counter as a bar counter, which is very convenient for breakfast and snacks. The color scheme of the interior is rather unusual: On the one hand, there are traditional for light walls, white furniture. On the other hand, there is a rather wide variety of pastel shades, organically combining with each other. Eugenia Ignatova, interior designer: - Customers - a young family - asked to create the most light and not overloaded interior. Love for Europe with a touch of Scandinavia combined everything in this project. In the future, the customer plans to create pictures for her own interior. Note: In the recreation area with a fireplace, the walls are painted gray, close to the cold shade of concrete. Thanks to this, the fireplace flame and a chair with unusual upholstery, contrasting, look even more cozy accents. Our opinion: - Lovely gizmos belonging to the owners of the apartment, add a cozy apartment. Books, souvenirs from trips, mini-collections - all this helps make space more lived and personalized.

How to make the interior more comfortable

In the design of this small apartment in Moscow used a lot of techniques by which Scandinavian interior has become much more gentle and home. Take note!

  • Use textiles. Curtains, carpets, pillows will add comfort to the interior and visually, and in fact.
  • Choose for colored accents pastel colors. A gentle palette will soften the situation, make it visually much more comfortable.
  • In whatever style the interior was designed, notBe afraid to bring into it some elements of styles traditionally associated with coziness: country, provence, eco-style, rustic ... Just a few elements, borrowed from the arsenal of these styles, can make the interior more soft and comfortable.
  • Use the elements of decor in the patchwork style. Very cozy solution, which is also quite popular now.
  • Get a bio fireplace. You'll see how he will transform the living room and instantly become its semantic center.