A five-room apartment with wooden décor from Lebanon, rare furniture, and a large terrace

May 2, 2014
Posted in Apartments

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THE HOST
Valid — vice president of the National television company of the Ukraine
and his wife Lida.

METRIC AREA
200 sq.m

NUMBER OF ROOMS
5

CEILING HEIGHT
3 m

Valid and Lida moved into their apartment four years ago. There had been only bearing walls in it before the repair.

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The design was developed by Valid and his friend, an architect. The hosts wanted to create a country house atmosphere. They wanted an ergonomic and comfortable design. The interior is in Middle East style, as Valid is from Lebanon.

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There is a vast home library in the apartment, including books and albums on history of arts, French literature, biographies of politicians, artists, musicians, and other famous people, philosophical writings.

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An Italian screen by unknown artist decorates the library. The pouf is both for reading and for ritual sitting before the leaving.

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The floor vase was bought in Italy.

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There are decorative wooden beams with elements of Lebanon cedar under the ceiling. All wooden finishing was made and brought from Lebanon.

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The living-room was divided into a rest zone and a dining zone.

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There is a dormer window in the beveled ceiling, as the apartment is on the last floor.

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Mantel clock bought at the auction is a present from Valid’s brother.

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Lida is a Buddhist, that’s why there are a lot of figurines of Buddha. Most of them were brought from Thailand.

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The pianoforte was also presented by Valid’s brother.

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The couple often receives guests and Lida treats them with dishes of different cuisines at this table.

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Terracotta soldiers and the clock are souvenirs from China.

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The mantelpiece was designed for this apartment.

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Valid cannot cook, that’s why the kitchen is Lida’s place.

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The table was bought in Italy.

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Pearled chest of drawers is from Syria.

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A special corner where one can change the setting depending on the coming holiday. For example painted eggs on Easter, and Father Frosts on Christmas are put here.

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The terrace is a favorite place of rest of the family and friends. The family is looking forward for summer to put barbecue here.

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