With your own hands

Self-repair: a bedroom in the style of Provence

Settle in a house by the sea without leavingmetropolis? Easily! Gather by the fireplace in the evening without leaving the city? And it is possible! Irene, the owner of this apartment, Irene, a real connoisseur of warmth and comfort, told us how to achieve this without turning to the designer for help. After meeting her, you understand that this person would never have been carried away by the minimalism style when arranging his apartment. Avant-garde and pop art are alien to her. Nature, dawn, animals, flowers - that's where she gets her inspiration. And then he professionally transfers it to the walls of his apartment. Irina Limova, a lawyer, is fond of art 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 based on the desire to build an "old house on the seashore" - the place where I was warm and comfortable. - 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 or other synthetic materials, so there is a lot of cotton, wood, stone in our apartment. In color preferences for our family, walnut, red and yellow are categorically unacceptable. - What are you most proud of in your apartment? - Our pride is the fireplace, which was planned by me, and made into reality by the golden hands of my husband. All communications and speakers are removed inside it, the ventilation system is thought out. - What were the differences during the renovation insideyour family? - There were no disagreements. The husband did the repair, he also made his own, appropriate additions to the design and material. The proposed style is close to him and he likes, therefore, his ideas correspond to the chosen direction and are accepted by me unconditionally. Three years have passed since the start of the renovation, and so far, what has been done is delightful for both of us. - What is the budget for your renovation? Where did you buy most of the furniture? - The budget is average. Considering that all the work was done on our own, we spent money mainly on materials. At the moment, about 350 thousand rubles have been spent. All furniture was purchased through internet sites. - Have you made all your dreams come true in your apartment?If not, what are your plans? - Not all dreams have come true, soon another renovation awaits us - we will change kitchen cabinets and surfaces of the working area in the kitchen. In the corridor - under the replacement of wallpaper, which are beginning to annoy. There are also plans to equip a dressing room, bathroom and toilet rooms. The toilet is in dark colors, burnt wood and brick. The bathroom will be light and antique. - What is your favorite place in the house? - We love both of our rooms, they are warm and cozy. To celebrate the New Year, we gather with a large family at our fireplace, light it and forget that there is a city outside the window. We love our home, it is pleasant to return to it and we do not want to leave it. - Your advice to those who decided to design and renovate without the help of a designer ... - Be bolder in realizing your dreams! Try, imagine and go ahead! Until you try, you will not know what you are capable of.

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