A four-room apartment on Rubinshteina with a spacious layout and a secret room behind library cases
Andrey – an employee of an international organization in the Hague,
Katya – a housewife,
Nikita and Kseniya – their children.
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A spacious four-room apartment was rebuilt from a former communal apartment on Rubinshteina street. The hosts live in the Hague now, but they are planning to move to St. Petersburg soon. They developed the design together with their friend Oksana Agadzhanova, the designer, remotely.
The repair was made from the scratch: the floor was grouted, ceilings were stretched, door apertures were widened, the corridor was enlarged, and the kitchen was partially combined with the living-room. Many interior objects were found at European jumble markets. Part of furniture was restored. The hosts don’t want to clutter up the space. Only personals, books, souvenirs from travels will be brought here.
The picture on the wall is a present from a famous Leningrad artist of 1960–1970 to Andrey’s grandmother.
The wardrobe was found in the Internet, it was sanded and painted.
The designer assembled the wardrobe in the bedroom by herself.
Wooden white doors were ordered in Belarus. Lamps were hung in the corridor.
Hangers were bought at a jumble market in the Hague for a mere song.
The living-room was combined with the kitchen.
The picture over the sofa shades grey walls perfectly.
The picture with a girl was bought in Paris.
Restored antique chairs.
The Soviet times sideboard in the kitchen was sanded and painted
The lamp was brought from Hague. The chain for it was selected in St. Petersburg.
The case in the library aged 150 was found in one of the rooms of a former communal apartment
There is a secret room, Bluebeard’s room, as the hostess call it, behind library cases. This is the hostess’ dream from childhood.
First books will be brought from Hague. The hosts will replenish the library regularly.