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Treshka in the classics: a Moscow apartment with a fireplace and a bronze crocodile -


What should be the classic interior so that itdidn't seem boring and old-fashioned? Today we will consider an example of an interior created in a three-room apartment in Moscow. Here you can find classics, oriental flavor, and fashionable lilac shades. And also - a lot of interesting ideas - a style that is quite difficult to implement. Strict canons are not suitable for every room, and too careful adherence to them can result in a prim and outdated interior without a soul. We continue to give examples of successful experiments with this style, and today the focus is on the project of a three-room apartment on Lomonosovsky Prospekt by designer Margarita Mustafina. Margarita Mustafina, designer-decorator: Graduate of the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy named after SG Stroganov with a degree in Interior Design. Behind shoulders - experience in various architectural and design bureaus, currently working as a private designer. He describes his professional task as "creating harmonious and comfortable interiors, the hallmark of which is the subtle interaction of modern technology and design, delicate luxury and elaboration in details." Customers and wishes The customer is a 50-year-old businessman from Azerbaijan, with his wife and children. In Moscow, the family does not visit too often, so the apartment was made so as not to stay at the hotel. The designer was given a very specific task: a classic-style apartment built on a combination of beige, white and gold. No overkill and frills, in the middle price range, but decent looking. Of the expensive materials, it was allowed to buy only plumbing. Layout Despite the fact that the apartment is located in a new building, the previous owners have already erected partitions according to their own design. This layout was quite satisfactory for the customers and therefore was taken as a basis. Only some minor changes were required: for example, one room was eliminated in order to increase the living room at its expense. The bathroom was expanded and an entrance was made into it from the bedroom, but the passage to the kitchen from the corridor was laid and combined with the living room, making an arch between them. Style features As already mentioned, the customerI wanted to get a classic interior in the best traditions of this style, which is why the leitmotif of the entire design is graceful curved lines reminiscent of Baroque and Rococo. They start right at the doorstep and continue to occur in all other rooms. In the main room, smooth lines run along the edge of the backs of sofas, freeze in the curls and palmettes of the tables, outline the contour of the shell and C-shaped scallops on the fireplace, flow into the bent legs of chairs and nightstands, a dressing table and a wardrobe - already in a private area ... Leather headboards in the master bedroom and guest room, expressive carvings of cabinet furniture - the presence of a curved line, its excitement and dynamics are felt everywhere. Living room Living room embodies all the canonsclassic style: it is luxurious, symmetrical and made in noble colors. There are especially many smooth lines here: in addition to tables and a fireplace, they draw the outlines of furniture, appear in relief in plaster ornaments of stucco decoration, and by themselves become a voluminous sculptural part of a marble or tapestry pattern on a sofa cushion. Bedrooms The journey of the protagonist of thisthe interior - a smooth line - continues. In the master bedroom, it turns into gray-brown stems and branches of a flower tree on paper wallpaper, and in the guest room - into ornamental weaves on a noble background of aged gold. Both rooms turned out to be different in mood, butvery gentle and relaxing. Other similarities include a common color scheme, slightly darker in the guest room and a little fresher and lighter in the master bedroom. Both rooms are like two museum halls: Italian painting with carnival motives and light impressionism full of air. The connecting link is graceful white with gold leaf. Kitchen The kitchen is strikingly different from the living room anddining room: with the obligatory beige palette, not pacifying pastel colors coexist, but a rich green color. The kitchen area as a whole looks more collected and stricter, but it also did not manage to escape the influence of the ubiquitous curved line: it manifested itself in the floral ornament of the pediment in the center of the cabinets and curled up in patterned ribbons of porcelain stoneware. The shapes of glass pendants above the bar are also curved and rounded. Bathrooms Perhaps only bathroomsavoided the direct "influence" of the baroque and rococo. However, this was not accidental, but was done on purpose: for a small area, which could only be increased slightly, the choice of compact modern furniture of simple shapes was optimal. However, in the bathroom with a font, the influence of the general style is still felt: it manifests itself in the color scheme interspersed with gold details and in the use of ceramic tiles with imitation of onyx. Guest bathroom is interesting in the first placeColor solution, which is completely different from the rest of the apartment. Marine motives reign here, however, a smooth line also occurs: for example, in the base of the washbasin on bent legs, made in modern classics. Such an uncharacteristic for the general style of choice is easy to explain: the owner of the house chose the tile, and this is what his wish was on the list of the most important. Decorative elements Classic is not onlyseverity, there is room for interesting accessories and unusual decorative elements. Porcelain figurines of various animals and a charismatic bronze crocodile add cheerful spontaneity and lightness to the interior of this apartment - competent decorative accents that create the right mood. Margarita Mustafina, designer:- The fireplace was my idea. I really love fireplaces and often use them in my interiors. Moreover, now there are all kinds of biotopes, and in the apartment you can make a real hearth. It is always difficult to find a beautiful portal, especially if the budget is tight. Colors and materials The use of decorative plaster for wall decoration in the living room, kitchen and hallway, solid rosewood flooring (in the living room) and handcrafted tiles with a play of shades of green on the kitchen backsplash are dictated by several motives. Firstly, these materials create an outwardly advantageous and textured rich interior design, and secondly, they are optimal in terms of performance. For the most part, the choice of color scheme was influenced by the customers and their wishes. At the same time, the designer wanted to play a little with colors, so she tried to add some color to each room, in addition to the general white and beige range. For example, the lilac color of the walls was chosen for the living room; green dominates in the kitchen, despite the fact that it is only on the apron. The master bedroom has yellow, silver and light green shades, and the guest bathroom is generally designed in a radical blue and white tones. Margarita Mustafina, designer:- The main goal and idea of ​​the project was to create a calm classic interior: simple, but not completely boring. When creating it, I was inspired by looking at the Italian and French interiors of the past centuries. The renovation took 8 months. In this interior were used: Living room

  • Furniture - Michael Amini (USA), collection Lavelle. Solid birch, painting, patination.
  • Stucco molding - "Peterhof" (Russia).


  • The furniture is Atlas-Lux (Russia), the Britannica collection.
  • Floor - granite Tagina (Italy), collection Minera Liqua.
  • Apron - tiles handmade by the factory Pecchioli (Italy).

Master bedroom

  • Furniture - factory Brunello (Italy), collection AiX.
  • Wallpaper - Zoffany (United Kingdom).
  • Doors - "New Interior" (Russia).

Guest bedroom

  • Furniture - factory Cavio (Italy), collection Benedetta.
  • Wallpaper - Studio 465 (USA), collection Prague.


  • Plumbing - Rifra (Italy).
  • Tile - Gardenia Orchidea (Italy), collection Onice.
  • Bathtub, faucets and accessories - Gessi (Italy).


  • Tile - factory Maritima (Spain), collection of Maritima.
  • Plumbing - Devon & Devon (Italy).
  • Faucets and accessories - Gessi (Italy).

Photos of Viktor Chernyshov.