This corner of the world has everything:
finesse, romance, rich history and that particular aura that has
attracted millions for centuries. One disadvantage is that Venice is a
bit remote. But for one of our customers we brought a piece of the old
town directly into his apartment especially for him. Now he has no need
for visas and international airlines to visit his favourite place.
We will mention straight at the beginning that our customer is a
businessman spending most of his time on business trips; he does not
live in St. Petersburg that is why we had to work on the project from
afar. This fact, though, did not complicate the process. On the
contrary, it made it more captivating – our client often brought
interesting ideas back from his trips and it was our professional
duty to implement them.
The spirit of Italy is felt immediately one crosses the threshold and
enters the hall. The decorative details of the interior add refinement
and invite one to continue traveling into the apartment designed in the
best traditions of eclecticism.
The classical style is presented here by the strictness of geometric
shapes, reserve of the decor and, of course, architectural elements
characteristic of the classics. Shelf brackets in the hall and the
living room are designed in the form of ionic baluster; and the drapery
fabrics here saturate the space with texture and colour. We gave a
special consideration to the furniture of the living room: an elegant
armchair and a pouf in a shade of sienna create resonance with the
simple comfortable sofa and the original magazine table. One of the most
appropriate of our solutions became an inset fireplace of high-tech
style. It makes the apartment cozy adding at the same time a hint of the
‘avant-garde.’ The final touches in the living room are decorative
cushions and posters displaying views of Venice.
We invested our best efforts not only into the decoration of the
flat, but we also did our utmost to create a functional environment,
which is the most important aim of the interior design. The partition
wall assembly not only divided the space into a kitchen
and recreation areas, but additionally allowed us to decorate every
part in a different way preserving the unity of the premises. The
kitchen we designed in minimalistic style imparting some individuality
with the help of the warm hue of the wooden table and the stained-glass
windows inspired by Gothic cathedrals.
The pride of the apartment is the illumination. The modern
chandeliers add a special appeal standing out against the general
The bedroom constitutes a logical continuation of the main space of
the apartment. We used less contrasting hues than in the living room
thus creating a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation and rest. The storage
area is mounted in such a way that it creates a small niche where a
soft sofa is placed visually adding a free space to the room.
The bathroom is distinguished by a laconic design, but also here we
imparted special details: the wooden shelves create a contrast with the
mirror in a massive frame underlining this way the merits of each other.
The modern sanitary ware harmoniously fits the tiles thus making the
bathroom look original and graphic.
Even though each corner has its own originality, the apartment
displays a single style. Mirror and chrome surfaces reflect the interior
and visually broaden the space, as in the bedroom, so in the living
room. Apart from this, the design of each room is based on contrast
preserving the harmony of styles.