The new project of the architect Oksana Oleinik became a homage to the work of Wes Anderson. The director’s films are equally loved by the author of the project and the owner of this Moscow studio apartment with an area of 34.5 square meters. Oksana’s client purchased an open-plan apartment as an investment and could not decide on its purpose for a long time. As a result, the architect and the owner decided to create a bright unusual interior for a short-term lease, in which the hostess, if necessary, will be able to spend time herself with pleasure.
In such small spaces, functionality always comes firstOksana Oleinik
The space was an elongated rectangle with an entrance door on one side and a window on the opposite side. Since the apartment is located on the sixth floor and the neighboring building opposite is quite close, there is little natural light inside. But a window with a lowered window sill made it possible to organize a place to relax.
We created a niche for a double bed, like in a capsule hotel, separated from the main room by a curtain. By the window there is a comfortable square living area with a sofa and a dining table. The kitchen is located in a niche in the passage area of the corridor, but this has not lost it either in functionality or in convenience.Oksana Oleinik
Everywhere, even in the living room, the floor is covered with ceramic tiles with a terrazzo pattern. In the bathroom, dynamics is created by an unusual panel on the ceiling and tiles with geometric patterns in a daring bold layout. Walls in the alcove bedroom are decorated with wallpaper in the rhythm of repeating arched elements, and the head of the bed flows into the wall panels. The rhythm of the arches in the niche of the bedroom is echoed by the panel in the living room. Behind them is a stylized mountain landscape with an aerial perspective that makes the space seem visually larger.Oksana Oleinik
There are no direct quotes from Wes Anderson’s films in key decisions, but shades, rhythm, spatial solutions, symmetry and humor create a unique atmosphere characteristic of his paintings. In the decor for the shoot, we let our imagination run wild and added direct references to our favorite subjects: there are boxes from the Mendl’s confectionery on the shelves, the painting “Boy with an Apple” (Grand Budapest Hotel) adorns the wall, in the hallway you can see a yellow suitcase from the “Kingdom Complete moon”, and on the shelves are graphic portraits of the heroes of the Tenenbaum FamilyOksana Oleinik