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DOWNTOWN APARTMENT, MOSCOW
Wednesday 18 Jan 2012
Suite is located in the historic center of Moscow in a renovated 19th-century apartment building and has a stunning view over the Kremlin.
The customer has formulated the mission as "modernized old home, which reflects the rich Russian cultural traditions." From the layout of the 19th-century residence survived only chimneys.
The designer has decided not to blindly copy the furnishing of the Russian aristocratic homes, but to show the renewed respect: the aim was achieving modern simplicity with keeping the ambiance of Russian roots. Fireplaces have been restored, but they are given the appearance of traditional Russian stoves, so common of the apartment and houses in Russia of the 18th-19th centuries.
Beautiful proportions are reconstructed by designer on the basis of old drawings. The stove lined with handmade tiles, all elements of which have bee created manually with an authentic technology as one-of-a-kind piece, strikes your eye being the semantic center of the living room. White colors of accessories harmonize with the color of the stove and reflect light from numerous windows, framed by curtains from the Russian linen. The wall color is designed to bring drama into neat apartment furnishing. The large table in the dining room with solid oak tabletop reminds of out-of-town estates and traditions of Russian hospitality.
In all furnishings only natural and durable materials are used: wood, stone, ceramic tiles. Minimalism not cold but refined aesthetic sets up a comfortable modern environment filled with a strong feeling of Russian interior heritage.
Not cold minimalism with a strong feeling of Russian interior heritage.