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Project of the week. How to turn a Khrushchev into a studio for a single macho


Russian winter is a harsh and uncompromising young lady.What should be the interior that could pacify her? That's right, with a real masculine character - warm, eco-friendly and very stylish. This man drives many girls crazy. He is very attractive, independent, courageous in actions and decisions, and besides, he is single. Even interior designer Victoria Lee, who designed his apartment, admitted to us that at first she almost fell in love with her macho customer. Victoria Lee, interior designer I love my job, I breathe it. For me there are no styles, there is a puzzle of people, their tastes and life, which just needs to be assembled.

Apartment for courageous macho

So, our hero is a young man whoworks in real estate. He is 30. Energy gushes out of him like a fountain, and he does not like simple solutions either in life or in the interior. He is fond of the culture of the Far East, spends his free time in the mountains, snowboarding, so he is not afraid of the cold - he is used to gaining the upper hand over winter. And this man is also very freedom-loving, which was mainly reflected in the project of his apartment - it was decided to make a completely studio room. Victoria Lee, interior designer: - Why can you call him bold? For example, even because few people will make a glass door in the bedroom and a podium bed with lighting. Only creatively thinking individuals with an unconventional outlook on life can do this.

Features of the layout

When designer Victoria Lee started workingover this project, she had a standard two-room Khrushchev at her disposal. Given the nature of the owner and his freedom-loving disposition, Victoria decided to completely re-plan the space. As a result, they decided to remove all the walls and make a studio apartment. Victoria Lee, interior designer: - Since the customer is single and is not going to go down the aisle in the near future, we decided that the studio would be the best option for him. This has become a good alternative to the two small rooms with a separate kitchen that were originally here. We got rid of all the walls, but decided to leave the zoning, for this we used a glass interior partition. She has become a kind of highlight of this interior.

The question of style

Victoria herself characterizes the style of this a Scandinavian eco with a hint of minimalism and hi-tech. This choice was due to the wishes of the customer - to make a stylish bachelor's apartment with high-tech elements, where natural materials, metal and glass would be used to the maximum. This is how stylish metal radiators, a glass partition, an ultramodern cooker hood and a TV on a bracket appeared in the apartment. Our hero is fascinated by the culture of the Far East, which is why oriental notes appeared in the interior - a photo wallpaper depicting an architectural monument of Taiwan.

Peace and balance

Since the young man is very activea way of life, constantly communicates with people and travels, he imagined his interior calm and not flashy. Here he wanted to retire from the world around him, noisy communication and changing landscapes. Therefore, the color scheme was chosen in light colors. It creates a sense of balance, order, tranquility. Our opinion: - Light wood makes the interior cozy, warm and pleasant. I want to admire its texture. It is always pleasant to touch it and feel the warmth under your fingers. That is why wood is ideal for winter interiors, especially where winters are very harsh. In addition, natural wood is one of the best heat and sound insulation materials. It is used not only for the floor, but also sheathed walls and ceilings with it. Firstly, it is beautiful, and secondly, it is practical!

Tips for creating such an interior from Victoria Lee:

  • Every designer desires more courage. As they say, only the brave conquer the sea!
  • If there is such a possibility, be sure to get rid of enclosed spaces and small rooms. They limit freedom and drive into the framework.
  • Work with different finishing materials. Experiment, for example, combine wood, glass and metal.
  • Be a psychologist with every customer. Your task - to hear and understand what he lives or wants to live. Reflect this in the interior.
  • In an ecological style, use only natural materials - no laminate!
  • Visualizer Anatoly Stenzel