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How to combine the old buffet and IKEA: mistress Masha and her 52 sq.m.

How a hobby can help with repairs, and a husband - inlooking for antique furniture? How to treat classics with humor, and repair with love and enthusiasm? The answers to these questions will be given by Maria Barinova - a person who made her dreams and fantasies come true Maria Barinova - not a professional designer, but a very creative person and the owner of a 52-meter apartment, which she decided to remake in her own way. She did it so well that her husband now proudly shows photos of new interiors to his friends, and Maria shares with our readers her ideas and the process of their implementation. A perfectionist by nature, Maria loves the creative process as much as the result. She approached the arrangement of her apartment not only with all seriousness, but also with a share of humor. And this helped to cope with the difficulties that appeared already in the process of work. Maria Barinova PR-specialist, French teacher, photographer - - Maria, where did you look for inspiration when choosing a style? And what is the best way to define it? - - I have been trying for a very long time to formulate what our housing should be like. Minimalism and modern style were immediately swept aside, because I am a lover of things and things that do not fit into a strict geometric design. I also love the old days, if not old. For example, I persuaded my husband to take an old buffet slide from friends in a very "second-hand" condition. As a result of the revision of all the "goodness" accumulated at that time, the understanding came that our house would be in the style of an "old Moscow dacha", as I formulated it for myself. - - Did you choose the color scheme according to what principle? - - We have a south side, there is a lot of sun all year round. And my husband and I love blue - a calm, cold color. In order not to visually "freeze" the apartment, I had to look for interesting colors in fashionable palettes that would resonate with each other, smoothly flowing from room to room. As a result, the colors of sage (gray-green in the kitchen and in the bathroom), blue and gray-blue teal (living room and corridor) and chocolate with bright turquoise in the bedroom became ideal. - - Have you made all your dreams come true in your apartment?- - Yes, I managed to realize almost everything based on the available budget. In terms of functionality, exactly. I still want something else. But not to alter, but to add. The only thing I would do if I had some experience behind me is to build in all the furniture and merge it with the walls! And the second idea, which will definitely come true someday, is to combine the kitchen and living room. We realized for ourselves that it would be more convenient for us. - - Where did you buy most of the furniture? Was it difficult to choose? - - 80% is IKEA. I found a Russian-made transforming table "Furniture Massive" on the Internet. This is solid oak, excellent fittings, good workmanship. The dining group and the console in the hallway are "Rokos" from Vladikavkaz, but I cannot recommend them because of the very uneven workmanship. Bed - Turkish Bellona, ​​great! The carved furniture was brought from India. - - What turned out to be the most difficult for you inthe process of implementing ideas? - - Difficulties have arisen with the installation of the kitchen. The very material from which the furniture is made is solid and beautiful, but the quality of workmanship and assembly left much to be desired. Another difficulty is uneven walls and floor, and our audibility turned out to be almost like visibility. In an amicable way, in such apartments it is necessary to do complete sound insulation on the floor, ceiling and walls. But it eats up precious centimeters, not to mention money. - - What are you most proud of in your apartment now? - - I'm proud of everything at once. And I am also very proud of my spouse: he showed the highest degree of self-control and altruism, allowing my creative imagination to unfold in full force. But now he likes what happened, he is comfortable and does not want to change anything. Shows his friends with pride photos of interiors. Satisfied. Love him! - - Your advice to those who are thinking about arrangementits nest in the classic style ... - - It would be good to leave the basic elements from the classics: calm colors, natural materials, straight, discreet forms. The classics are not gilded rosewood, not silks with carpets, not statues with columns above the jacuzzi. Classics are just a base on which you can build any interior that is dear to your heart, having come up with a new, pleasant to you, very individual name. - - In what style would you make the next renovation in the apartment? - - I would repeat the same thing, but not so hastily. I would add even more "old" details. In general, the same vinaigrette, but with a more complex dressing. Maria Barinova

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