Maria, Maxim and their two kids
Quantity of rooms: 3
Metric location: 150 m²
Ceiling height: 3.2 m
Floor quantity: 12
Maria and Maxim moved to the current development by the Gulf of Finland two years ago, in connection with birth of their second youngster. The prompt remedy to leave Vasilyevsky Island for this neighborhood was gingered up by unconventional semicircular layout, impressive metric region and a picturesque gulf view opening from the 12th floor. 50 % of the windows overlook the Gulf of Finland and the Smolenka River, the others – Krestovsky Island and Old Petersburg.
The spouses began with cardinal layout adjustments: expanded a kids’ area and a kitchenette by implies of a study, arranged a shower in the ex-closet and fit the hall with a large storage zone. The latter gave an alternative of releasing the space from quite a few closets.
For redecoration purposes the owners hired a construction gang, whilst interior drawings and several furniture products were made by the hostess herself. Walls of the entrance hall and the kitchenette have been coated with decorative plaster.
Kitchen set — Berloni, table and chairs — Сaligaris. A clock by Diamantini Domeniconi is Maria’s father’s present. For two years it was waiting in the wings to finally become the first interior item brought into this lodging. A handloomed carpet beneath the coffee table was purchased in a tiny seaport town Essaouira, Morocco. Interestingly, on arriving in Russia the carpet was taken to dry-cleaning, which managed to lose it for a year. Hand-made masks had been ordered from a studio specializing in manufacturing trappings for the Venetian carnival. A bookstand is filled with presents of relatives and friends brought from different countries of the planet.
The balcony is Maria’s private space. A modest sofa and a wardrobe have been made beneath her sketches from makeshift supplies and painted by Ilya Nikitin, a skilled artist. A sewing machine was dug out in a scrap-heap, although the shelf stand is packed with travel souvenirs.
Sliding doors and a library bookcase are a fruit of extended consideration and imagination of the hostess. An interesting detail is a heavy chest, which took 6 persons to be brought into the flat, and couches by Bond St. London. Bulbs in a pin-up lamp by Ligne Roset are tilted back so that the lamp kind was projected on the wall.
Maxim’s study is arranged in classic style. Pictures were painted by Maria’s grandfather, a geologist who ranged the whole Soviet Union. Due to poor high quality of paint and serious camp situations some of his works were lost. Sofa — Property Cоncept, table with alcoholic beverages — Villeroy & Boch. A book stand is custom-created..
The parents wouldn’t clutter the kids’ room. A tree and stickers — Eijffinger, sofas — IKEA. The rest of the furnishings was custom-created.
A fresco for a guest’s bathroom was painted by Ilya Nikitin. It photographs a little Greek island Santorini, the family’s preferred travel destination.
Turquoise wallpaper was chosen by the hostess. Bed — Ligne Roset.