Alexander, an entrepreneur
Olga, a photographer-decorator, a florist
Quantity of rooms:1
Metric region: 37 m²
Ceiling height: 2.65 m
Alexander and Olga bought a flat in a high-rise near “Primorskaya” subway station about a year ago. What came from the ex-owner was a tiny gloomy space, blank doors, a maroon wallpaper in the hallway and a green one particular in the kitchen. A big plus have been floor to ceiling scenic windows and a floor of organic light wood. Obtaining set out to extend the tight space at least visually, the hosts began with removing all the doors, truly turning it into a studio apartment, proceeded with painting the walls white and completed with demarcating the flat with a glass closet.
The simple renovation took about a month. Everything but wiring and plumbing was accomplished by Olga and Sasha themselves: this is their initial true home, and they were dying to do as considerably as attainable with their own hands. For instance, a complex wall texture was gained with improvised indicates, like imprinting crumpled paper on wet plaster. The bulk of furniture was purchased from IKEA, and as for the little stuff, it was partially hand-made, brought from travels or given by relatives and close friends.
From the windows opens an amazing view of St. Petersburg: from Krestovsky (Cross) Island to Isaakievsky Cathedral.
Javier Bardem is a second man in the residence. He talks to guests, ever friendly and usually in suit and tie.
The watch does not require adjusting – mere turning from side to side is enough. The shelf is adorned with a self-portrait of Olga’s Mom, an artist Albina Kravtsova.
The books stood out also motley against the white walls, so every 1 got a light cover.
The unfinished picture was painted by Olga’s Dad, Igor Kravtsov.
Being a florist by profession, Olga often arranges flowers at residence. At such moments the flat turns into a real florist’s studio.
The bed was partitioned off from a sunlit lounge with a big glass closet.
While the apartment is usually light, the bedroom is constantly dark.
The flower ball was hand-produced by the hostess.
The view from the hallway. Unhinging the doors was a conscious resolution aimed at producing the feeling of spaciousness within the tight space.
The kitchen table serves as a functioning location as effectively.
Olga’s hobby is collecting bric-a-brack. This set is an antique shop locating.
The sewing machine came via the relatives.
The cat’s name is Phoeby, in honor of the “Friends” character.
The hosts chanced upon the bricks whilst breaking off old tiling and decided to leave them as a kitchen apron.
Olga and Alexander’s passion is collecting tiny chair models.
The minimalist Russian dolls by designer Catherine Malakhova are a friend’s gift.
The guys made up their mind not to overload the upper component of the kitchen with wall cupboards and placed there open shelves as an alternative, which as a bonus added to the ceiling h7