Three-Room Apartment with Panoramic Windows
It has been four years since Olga Sergeeva, the editor-in-chief of the “Seasons” magazine, and her family moved into a two-bedroom apartment on the Rechnoy Vokzal (the River Terminal). The previous flat was in the same district, but when the neighborhood was about to acquire a new building, Olya and Vadim were amazed to see its huge, absolutely impractical and therefore so catching panoramic windows.
The layout remained practically untouched, except for the wall separating a kitchen and a living room, which was replaced by a glass door. No one was involved in the designing and decorating process, but the Ukrainian workmen and loads of European design & interior magazines. The inspiration was drawn from the hosts’ fancies alone. In the end, it so happened that the entire living space of their home might be divided into four seasons: a kitchen, bright and balmy, stands for the fall; a living room represents the spring – transparent and pastel; a playroom with a fence painted on the wall is the summer, and a bedroom is the winter, cold but still very sunny.
Interior materials were coming from everywhere: the wallpapers for the living room arrived from England, some pieces of furniture were bespoken, the others were purchased in the “Dream Lake” furniture shop, the dining room chandelier comes from the Italian factory “Kartell”, and the living room luster is made of Czech crystal and bought in the “Starik Hottabych” store. Some of the interior details, such as doors, a wardrobe and kitchen chairs were made by professional woodworkers, while the design and decoration were worked out by the artists, old acquaintances of the hosts.
Number of rooms: 3
Ceiling height: 2,8 m
Metric area: 105 m²