Hot summer of 2012 and here the other day my wife and Ishould go to a long-planned sailing around Croatia. I want to say if you have the opportunity, I recommend this kind of holiday. We flew to Split by plane, rested in a hotel and went back to the sea for one week in the early morning. Tired but satisfied with a well-spent vacation, we returned to the city. The plane flew to Moscow only in the evening, on the street it was already more than 40 degrees of heat. Fortunately, our friends remained in the city, who rented a cozy apartment. In it, we spent all the time remaining before departure, escaping from the heat. The apartment is located in a historic building in the very center of Split, with a wooden staircase at the entrance. In Europe, it is impossible to surprise anyone with a dwelling of 52 squares, where the majority of people live in such premises. But we were surprised and fascinated by the interior of this small-sized. The hostess told us her story. She was born in Croatia, but still in her youth, she moved to live in Australia. After two decades, the woman decided to return home. She herself does not remember how she became the owner of an apartment on the upper level right above a small cafe. Several years ago her premises burned down and she had to restore it from scratch. The design turned out surprisingly modern and attractive. And most importantly, not too expensive. Living room. The kitchen is quite usual form for such premises. But here it has become a convenient and functional island, with a huge number of outlets, where you can charge several gadgets at once. The bedroom is decorated simply, but with taste. The bathroom is also minimalist. There are no expensive materials, everything is affordable and cheap. Well, as without pleasant things, which help to add a special mood. In the end, after examining the entire apartment, I foundOnly one answer to your question, what prevents you from creating such simple but pleasant designs in Russia. In this small-sized I counted about 8 windows. This is very good, because natural lighting is an important moment in any room. But still the most important is the desire to create your own comfortable corner and not to be equal to someone. And you, dear readers of Forum-Grad, would be able to equip your corner without looking at others?