Ilya, a script writer
Kate, an architect
Number of rooms: two
Metric area: 50 m²
Ceiling height: 3 m
A couple of years ago Ilya and Kate started to rent an apartment overlooking the park of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Regardless of its weird organizing, so common of ex-communal dwellings, the apartment was adapted for comfy living. A bathroom standing correct in the kitchen, which is a regular element of many Soviet flats, was partitioned off with a dense grey theatre curtain. A tight study was equipped with a bonus sleeping berth on the upper level, which regularly serves as kind of a guest space for friends.
Responsible for the renovation was the landlord – a scene-painter. When Kate and Ilya moved in, the apartment’s interior only featured a couple of chairs, a sideboard, a bath, a clock and a handful of old radio and record players. The guys purchased the rest of the furniture on a flea marketplace and ordered shelves and little stuff from IKEA. Soon the dwellers plan to move in an apartment of their personal, and this one particular is at the moment waiting for the new roomers.
The blinds, which partition the bathroom off, have been made by the landlord from a theatre curtain: they do not admit sound and light.
A kitchen table along with chairs is a flea market place locating.
The masks are Florence souvenirs, which were brought by Ilya’s grandparents. Regardless of their accessory purpose, they serve as an interior item as effectively.
Most of the postcards on a refrigerator had been identified in a souvenir store in Brussels.
A removed cover on an electric service panel is solely interior solution.
The kitchen was equipped from scratch – it had only a socket just before.
The umbrella lamp was created by an ex-roomer of the flat.
The image was painted by the landlord’s pal Tigran Malkhasyan.
The idea of switches is a fruit of ex-roomers’ imagination.
Kate’s study is combined with a small sleeping berth on the upper level.