Three-room apartment of 93 sq. meter is located in Yekaterinburg, in the residential complex “Alexander Garden”. Marina Kuznetsova created an interior for a young couple with two children, a boy and a girl. “In all shades of pearls” – this is how the designer called her project.
According to Marina Kuznetsova, these were the most unusual customers in her practice. They did not bring photos of the interiors they liked, did not formulate requests for style – they provided creative freedom. The only thing they asked for was for the interior to be “soothing and bright.”
The initial layout was declared as free, however, on the plan of the developer, the boundaries of the zones nevertheless turned out to be marked. “We were surprised by the large corridors – they occupied almost a quarter of the area,” Marina Kuznetsova recalls her first impression of the apartment. “We were also not pleased with the poor natural lighting as a result of the location on the second floor.”
The designer adjusted the layout according to the wishes of the clients. Since family members have a lot of clothes, the challenge was to provide as many storage spaces as possible. The developer did not provide wardrobes, so Marina and the customers made a bold decision: they abandoned the guest bathroom in favor of a dressing room and utility room. The result is a clean space where everything has its place.
The severity of minimalism is smoothed out by the play of halftones. The beige base is accentuated with black graphic details and textures. Color spots – only in the nursery. Decorative plaster on the walls turned out to be visually and tactilely pleasing. The walls in the bedroom and living room are coated with Loggia microcement, near the bedside table – Derufa plaster; in children’s paint of the same brand. Fargo quartz vinyl on the floor. The bathroom was finished with Italon porcelain stoneware, the wall behind the bathroom was highlighted with large-format corrugated Laminam slabs.
Marina Kuznetsova calls the light window in the bathroom the most valuable element for her: its implementation was given with great efforts. “The task was to make a collapsible structure with LEDs. Three times they couldn’t take it – they smashed it along the road, tinted it three times with different films so that the LEDs did not shine through. The apartment is dark, so I had to lighten the sample to keep the feeling of a light interior.”
Lamps in the bedroom, a wall-mounted vertical track in the living room, a track above the work area in the nursery – all from Centrsvet, lighting in the bathroom and corridor – Maytoni. Sockets and switches Donel. Doors Woodexgroup. Salini bathtub, Remer faucets. Teka household appliances. “In the kitchen, we wanted a minimal plinth, so we opted for a dishwasher with a sliding front,” explains the designer.
All cabinet furniture is made to order by the Selena factory, all upholstered furniture is made by the Osphan workshop. Curtains were made in M-room. The carpet in the living room was made to order by Etokover, and Marina Kuznetsova took part in the creation of the carpet – she personally stuffed the pattern. The side table and table lamp in the nursery are from the Italian factory Kartell. A table in the living room and accessories in the Swog bathroom. Decor items Moon Stores. In the hallway – a picture from the gallery of Oksana Afanasyeva.