Three-Room Apartment in an Ex-communal House of 1920s
Before moving to an ex-communal house, located close by Contemporary Art Centre “Winzavod”, the family used to rent a one-room apartment uptown. With Tanya’s pregnancy arose the need for a more comfortable dwelling, so friends suggested a three-room flat, which they were moving out of. The apartment in question had long been their favorite hang-out, but ever since the new tenants moved in, it turned into a light and cozy space, perfect for living with a child.
Redecoration fell right on the smoky summer of 2010, but this wouldn’t stop the hosts. With a budget of $ 1,000 and help from the relatives and friends, the guys managed to unhang old wallpaper, replace the kitchen tile, repaint the walls and floors, and do a complete face-lift.
Inspired by a set of photos, dug out on interior-related web-sites and blogs, Tanya thought out the whole decoration plan and made most of interior details. The few local pieces of furniture were put to rights: like a torn sofa in the lounge, which got a hand-made cover, or old crystal chandeliers, which were repainted and changed into stand lamps. The walls feature the hostess’s photos and clippings from an English magazine of 1950s, purchased on a Polish flea market.
Tanya, a photographer
Sasha, a consulting manager in fashion industry
Fyodor, their son
Number of rooms: 3
Ceiling height: 2.8 m
Metric area: 65 m²