Vladimir and Marina, entrepreneurs
Radomir and Miroslav, their youngsters
Quantity of rooms: 2
Metric location: 85 m²
Ceiling height: 3.43 m
Floor quantity: 3
Vladimir, Marina and their 2 youngsters moved in their very first own apartment last March, after a lengthy period of renting dwellings in different districts of the city. Their final selection was an completely untouched, newly-constructed apartment with windows on the sunny side and a park view.
The general decoration procedure – from 3D-modelling up to finishing touches – took 6 months. By the way, most of this time was spent on mere waiting for furniture and appliances, which had been ordered from Europe. The interior design was planned by Vladimir and Marina on the ground of relevant Web-websites. As for the style concept, it can be called a mixture of modern eclecticism of Parisian lodgings with the elements of high-tech. The entire procedure was entrusted to a construction firm: the hosts’ activity was supervision and choosing components.
The most difficult job was re-planning: a a single-bedroom apartment had to be turned into a 3-space lodging. The dilemma was that all the windows overlook 1 side, and dividing such kind of space is not an simple task indeed. The way-out was located in separating the bedroom from the lounge with a glass partition and a curtain. Despite its blindness, the room appears quite light. The apartment may possibly boast two walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom. The latter also consists of a confined boxroom and a laundry zone.
Nearly all the kitchen appliances are produced by Miele, a wine cabinet and a huge refrigerator — Liebherr. The flat is equipped with a ventilation program, taking fresh air from the street — the installation is planked under the ceiling. A kitchen set, accessories and even curtains arrived from Italy.
A Jacuzzi bath of artificial stone is a centerpiece of the bathroom. Plumbing fixtures — Hansgrohe, furniture — Antonio Lupi. A fretted mirror was ordered in Moscow, from a restoration workshop.
Plain furnishings and vibrant particulars have been selected for the playroom, which offers shelter to Radomir and Miroslav. Right here walls have been painted by St. Petersburg graffitists kind the hosts’ drawings.
Photos for the kitchen were purchased from a street artist in Paris, and for the hall – were copied by the hosts from performs of Jury Sychev, a St. Petersburg artist. A huge photo, hanging in the kitchen, is a masterpiece of Jonathan Stark, an American photographer, who makes images of loving couples on the Pont Alexandre III in Paris. A picture of night St. Petersburg, adorning the bedroom wall, was purchased from a photo bank and printed in a skilled studio.