HOME INTERIOR WITH ASPHALT-INSPIRED FLOORING AND SPECTACULAR WALL DÉCOR
Metric area: 87 m²
Ceiling height: 2.7 m
Number of rooms: 3
Floor number: 21
When Marina bought this apartment, it looked absolutely different: kitchen was where the bedroom is now, bathroom was in the place of the present entrance hall, there were 3 recessed balconies and the living area was by approximately 25 m² smaller than now, after layout re-planning. For a start the architects got rid of all interior walls and made the balconies open to rooms. Consequently they got an integral space, which could then be divided by built-in doors and mobile partitions. As for the color range, it’s sooner neutral, based chiefly on brown and gray tints. Special attention is deserved by a polished concrete flooring coated by glasslike polymer, which affords the view of corrugations and batters. However, this bold solution looks quite harmonious in home interior.
Thanks to the convenient location of the soil pipe, it was no problem to shift the kitchen closer to the entrance door and dismantle the WC for the sake of a walk-in closet. The entrance hall is fancifully decorated with wood laths and LED bands directed to the ceiling. This enabled the owner to conceal the source of light and make it more diffused. On the whole, the lighting system installed in this lodging is zoned and dimmer-controlled. Color splash of the interior is an Italian kitchen set by Euromobil (One Touch collection). Originally the walls were planned to be covered with artificial brickwork, but eventually the idea was sacrificed for a smoother variant – decorative plaster. Espessi sofas arrived from the Italy, and the rest of the furniture pieces were assembled in Russia according to the architects’ drawings. To the left from the window arranged was a wine cabinet, and the window zone was supplemented with a home bar.
The construction of oak bars and racks for the TV-set is actually a concrete load-bearing pillar. It’s super-functional and includes several built-in shelves, radiators and an air-vent system. Besides, it serves for visual zoning of the space. The room adjoining to the lounge is separated with milk glass partitions. Generally it serves as a guest bedroom, and when needed – as a study. The closet is used as a wardrobe and bookstand at the same time.
Floor accent lamps in the corridor and bedroom are controlled by motion sensors. Sanitary porcelain is made by Vitra. The recess above the WC conceals a TV-set behind a mirror. The bedroom is finished with texture plaster, and the bedhead zone and the opposite wall are coated with silver potal. The wall with the TV-set also conceals a spacious walk-in closet. A dressing table by the window is built into the windowsill. A balcony exit next to it leads to a big newly-formed room, which is planned as a future mini-gym. The bedhead zone and curtains are made from tussah silk.