An apartment near the Gulf of Finland with a fireplace, antique furniture and copies of works by a Colombian artist Fernando Botero

April 25, 2014
Posted in Apartments

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THE HOSTS
Natalya and Sergey – restorers.

METRIC AREA
55 sq.m

NUMBER OF ROOMS
2

CEILING HEIGHT
2.8 m

The couple moved into their own apartment about a year ago. They had decided to redesign the two-room apartment with two small toilet rooms before their move. They wanted to combine the living room and the kitchen, to make a bedroom in the room with a balcony, and to make a spacious bathroom. Natalya’s brother – a designer and a restorer Mikhail Orlov – helped with the space organization and the repair.

The repair took about two months. The hosts tried to use simple and inexpensive materials, to buy bits of furniture in antique shops or from friends and to restore them by themselves. Thus there is Moroccan tile in the bathroom, which remained after the repair in one of city restaurants. Doors were brought from a communal apartment in the center. They were roughed up and painted. Part of furniture was found in an Indian store Artefacts. Belgian fireplace of the beginning of the XX century was brought from France. Usually the hosts put candles in it.


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Pictures on walls are copies of works by a Colombian artist Fernando Botero. They were presented by Natalya’s brother Mikhail on a housewarming party.

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The furniture is mainly bought in antique shops or in Ikea.

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The sofa in the living room was made to order by Petersburg woodworkers.

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The kitchen was ordered in Ikea, and a frame for the TV set and a stand for equipment are handmade.

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Common glazed tile was bought for the splash back, but each tile was cut into nine parts to create handwork effect.

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The table in the living-room is from Artefacts.

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The gramophone was presented to the hostess by her cousin.

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Bicycles are of American brand Schwinn of 2012.

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A collection of mini-bottles which are brought from journeys.

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A load weight supporting the door was made at Côté Table French factory.

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Jugs are one of collectible objects of Sergey and Natalya.

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