With your own hands

Self-repair: a bedroom in the style of Provence

Settled in a house on the beach, without leavingA metropolis? Easily! To gather by the fireplace in the evening, without going out of town? And it is possible! How to achieve this without asking the designer for help, we were told by Irene - the owner of this apartment Irene - a real connoisseur of warmth and comfort. After getting to know her, you understand that this person would never be attracted by the minimalism style when arranging his apartment. She is alien to the avant-garde and pop art. Nature, dawn, animals, flowers - that's where she draws her inspiration. And then professionally takes him to the walls of his apartment. Irina Limova - a lawyer, is fond of artistic photography alissa.35photo.ru - How would you name your style in apartment design? - I do not understand styles, I reproduce my fantasies. The concept of my apartment was formed on the basis of the desire to build "an old house on the beach" - a place where I was warm and cozy. - By what principles did you choose colors and materials? - We chose natural materials, again based on the desire to "settle in an old house". In such a place there is no plastic and other synthetic materials, so in our apartment there is a lot of cotton, wood, stone. In the color preferences for our family is strictly unacceptable nut, red and yellow. - What are you most proud of in your apartment? "Our pride is the fireplace, which was planned by me, and my husband's golden hands is embodied in reality." Inside it removed all communications and speakers, the ventilation system was designed. - What were the differences during the repair insideYour family? - No disagreement arose. The repair was done by the husband, he also contributed his own, relevant additions to the design and material. The proposed style is close to him and he likes it, so his ideas correspond to the chosen direction and are accepted by me unconditionally. Three years have passed since the beginning of the repair, and up to the present moment it has been a delight for us both. - What is the budget for your repair? Where did you buy the bulk of the furniture? - The budget is average. Considering that all the works were done on their own, they spent money mainly on materials. At the moment about 350 thousand rubles have been spent. All furniture is purchased through Internet sites. - Did you realize all your dreams in your apartment? If not - what's in the plans? - Dreams are incarnate not all, soon we are waiting for another repair - we will change the kitchen cabinets and the surface of the working area in the kitchen. In the corridor - under the replacement of wallpaper, which begin to annoy. The plans also include a dressing room, a bathroom and a toilet room. The toilet is dark colors, burnt wood and brick. The bathroom will be light, in antique style. - What is your favorite place in the house? - We love both our rooms, they are warm and cozy. For the celebration of the New Year we are going to a large family by our fireplace, lighting it and forgetting that the city is outside the window. We love our house, it's nice to go back to it and do not want to leave it. - Your advice to those who decided to design and repair without the help of a designer ... - Be bolder in realizing your dream! Try, imagine and go forward! Until you try it, you do not know what you're capable of.

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