apartment with an area of 164 m2Passing the gallery
Text: Anna Nikitina
A photo: Ekaterina Malysheva
Project author: Lia Batonkina
Magazine: de Luxe Classic N2 2011
Bright colors, joyful mood, rich decor - these features the interior of the apartment owes to its owners. “Customers are bright, active, optimistic,” says the author of the project. “They work a lot, they love to travel, and interesting ideas come from trips.” So, in particular, from a trip to Italy, they returned impressed by the furniture JUMBO COLLECTION. Just at that time, together with the architect, they thought through the concept of the apartment interior. The owners did not want it to be strictly classical, but rather they had a kind of spectacular fantasy on the subject of classics: luxurious, smart, lush and theatrical interior to match this furniture.
Gold was chosen as the color basis for the interior, or rather, a whole range of gold shades - from dark, pure gold to light gold. In the corridor and in the entrance hall - multi-layered finish of golden hues, gilded wood carvings and stucco friezes, and even the color of the velvet upholstery of the chair is also golden. In the living room the tone of gold is different, darker. This is a golden honey silk upholstery, Murano glass, colored crystal. From the same color “ruler”, only of a more dense shade - the natural color of parquet from sukupiry, wood with a spectacular texture, as if glowing from the inside, as well as a coffee table and a cupboard from solid Italian walnut. The walls of the kitchen are finished with a multi-layered golden finish.
In private rooms, the color thickens: in the owner's office, this is a deep shade of walnut, and in the bedroom - the optimistic orange color of upholstery, draperies and bedspreads. “It was necessary to add air to this densely decorated interior,” says the author of the project. “Therefore, we made the ceiling in the bedroom painted, highlighted in a special way, and stained-glass in the study.” The theme of the ceiling painting in the bedroom echoes the ceiling ceiling in the living room - curly flowers. But only there, in the living room, it is more solemn, sustained in the traditions of palace painting, here it is more “informal”, similar to silk painting. The “silk” effect of the surface was achieved with the help of a multi-layered finish with a pearl shimmer and special lighting.
The stained glass in the owner's office is an artist’s fantasy on the theme of the carnival in Venice, the ornament in the spirit of art nouveau. “A bright stained-glass window, as well as velvet curtains, trimmed with silk silk cord curls, we placed here with the aim of somewhat“ cheering ”this solid English-style room,” says the architect. Another spectacular stained glass ceiling - in the master bathroom. His design is from the era