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How to accommodate a bedroom, living room, office, library, dressing room on 60 meters

In this apartment, customers managed to accommodateA living room, a bedroom, a home office, a library, a dressing room - all at a fairly modest square. How did they do it? This apartment is located in St. Petersburg, and the project's customers are a young family: the husband by profession is an architect himself, the wife is an economist. Both like to party, go in for sports: mountain skiing, biking, travel a lot and take pictures. And the spouse works at home, so he needs a comfortable environment for productive creativity. The designer Elena Ruchkova took up the task. Elena Ruchkova, designer In 2006 she graduated from St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University, she worked in architectural studios during her studies and after graduation, she went on to the decree in 2010, she also works as freelance, visualization, working drawings and private and public interiors. Occupied the 2 nd place in the student competition of interiors Neuhause. The area of ​​the apartment is small, but the requirements for it were quite large: in addition to the work space for the architect, there was a place for the library - the customers had accumulated a huge amount of professional literature; And another place for an improvised photo exhibition of works that the family is doing. And, of course, to store bicycles and skis needed a large dressing room. And there should still be enough room to receive guests. The bedroom did not have any solid requirements,So customers were asked to make it a small size, simply fencing off the bed with a small partition, in favor of the living room and workplace. A part of the kitchen area was occupied by a cabinet for sports equipment. The problem with the library was decided by hanging shelves under the ceiling along the perimeter of the apartment. Decorative finish the apartment is minimal, for thisThe reason was decided to make accents on designer furniture and fixtures. So, in the living room there will be two chandeliers Modoluce Icaro (Italy), in the bedroom on the wall as a sconce - Foscarini Yet (Italy), on the ceiling - chandelier IKEA. But in the corridor, hall and kitchen - built-in lamps Modular (Belgium). Elena Ruchkova, designer: - With the choice of colors, everything was simple - customers from the very beginning wanted the apartment to be in light colors and with a dark parquet board in the living room, and the emphasis was to make on objects and fabrics. And the customer really liked the carpet of a certain color, but, alas, he did not fit the size. Therefore, I decided, based on his motives, to lay out the tiles on the floor in the corridor. By the way, even the customer is fond of paper modeling, he even has several large paper mock-ups. We made them part of the decor - that they stood out on a white wall, the wall behind the sofa painted in one of the colors of the tiles. In Scandinavian style, most windows are notClose with no curtains to make the room lighter, but when there are neighboring windows on the opposite side, it is not very comfortable. Therefore, fabric blinds were used here. On the floor in the living room is a carpet from Designer Carpets VP9 ARug (Germany), the customer brought it himself from the trip. On the walls, the wallpaper for painting is painted with paint Benjamin Moore (USA). One of the walls in the hallway will be painted with paint, for drawing on it with chalk. Opinion of the editorial office: - It's great when customers are addicted to something. In this case, their creations can decorate the interior. In any case, tenants need to store their needlework somewhere, and an attempt to fit them into the interior is an excellent opportunity to put them to good use. The spouse is fond of modeling from paper, so his works decorate the living room, and the spouse likes photos, which also fit well here. For the apartment was chosen Scandinavian style. Customers wanted a dark floor and bright walls, which is typical for this style. The details were made from an unpainted tree (a desk along the wall), light paneled doors - in classical style, in support of them - paneled facades of the kitchen (IKEA) and a tall wooden plinth. At the same time, modern lighting systems are selected and accents are made on details: the Togo sofa of Ligne Roset, the Smeg refrigerator.

So, how do you put a lot of useful zones in small apartments? Here are our tips:

  • In this apartment there was not enough space,Which could be taken under the library. Therefore, the designer resorted to a good idea of ​​placing books on the shelves under the ceiling. So they do not interfere at all, and they can be easily obtained if necessary.
  • Separation of the bedroom into a small isolated area- great idea. Especially if in this room you spend only night. The bedroom can be separated not only by partitions, but also by screens, curtains - in this case it will take even less space.
  • Scandinavian style gives excellent opportunitiesFor house decor. It assumes a ceiling and walls of light tones, often white. However, this is the perfect opportunity to do all the accents on the decor. And in this apartment, in addition to the love of this style of customers, it was also necessary - you needed a place to place spectacular paper mock-ups.
  • One of the most effective ways to carve a couple of meters and make the visual space easier - the combination of the kitchen and living room in one zone.
  • The dark floor and light ceiling are a great welcome, which gives the impression of a very high ceiling. Therefore, if you have little space, you should resort to this trick.
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