Location: Tipanova str., Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Originality and reserve make for an unlikely coexistence. Though when
skillfully combined they can create a certain harmony where there is everything
one needs but no room for excess. Based on this golden formula we created the
design of apartment ‘Colour compromise’ where a canonic strictness and
individuality are blended together.
The design of the apartment is built on the combination of soft, subdued
colours and strict shapes. We removed all unnecessary details from the hallway:
here we are welcomed only by walls finished with tiles in a grey and beige
palette. The functional sliding doors with reflecting surfaces imply immediate
minimalism that suggests the release of an additional space.
The living room accommodating a kitchen with dining and recreation areas
constitutes an original continuation of the hall. The wall masonry that we meet
at the entrance is repeated in the living room, but here it creates a totally
different impression. A green wall (the innovation of vertical gardening) makes
it resemble a slope of a hill twined with green. The dining table with wooden
texture complements the nature theme not allowing the interior to become dull
and impersonal. The Roman curtains sustain all the compositions giving it
an airy lightness.
We decided to make the recreational area not only comfortable but also
tranquil as well. The accent light creates an atmosphere of seclusion; the
combination of designer furniture and tropical plants imparts an exotic touch
to this cozy corner. Here we placed the main highlight of the flat - a bio
fireplace, transparent on both sides. One can enjoy the fire both from the
living room and from the glazed balcony. We put floor flower pots on the
balcony; here flowers get enough sunlight, do not occupy the main space and can
be visible almost from every point.
The private room is designed according to the ‘two-in-one’ concept: here a
bedroom borders onto a small study; they are divided with a partition combining
bookshelves and another bio fireplace. A pastel palette once again proves
its universality in creating a perfect atmosphere for both work and relaxation.
The non standard furniture plays the role of the accents with its curved and
overflowing shapes adding dynamics to the space.
The abundance of quaint shapes is seen also in the bathrooms: from the wavy
radiator to the sanitary ware and the mixer taps. Comfortable shelves under the
sink compensate for the relatively small area of the space thus allowing
all the necessary to be under one’s hand. We added an optional control of the
RGB accent lighting that gives the possibility to adjust the illumination
according to the occasion (whether it is a stimulating shower or a relaxing
Moreover, we designed a supplementary room for household needs. It is
equipped with a convenient system of storage where all things useful in
the house remain hidden without spoiling the look of the apartment. In this way
the owner can be surrounded only by items that gladden his eye.