Tiny Scandinavian-Style Apartment Which was Able to Accommodate: King-Size Table in the Kitchen, Storeroom on the Balcony, Lounge and Study in the Bedroom
Regina, an architect
Number of rooms: 1
Metric area: 38 m²
Ceiling height: 2.7 m
It was about two years ago when Regina, tired of her tiny rented dwelling in downtown Petersburg, moved in an apartment of her own on Maurice Thorez Avenue. Newly-renovated in Scandinavian style, with perfectly naked walls, light laminated flooring board and neat tiling in the bathroom, the flat didn’t need serious changes.
Despite a small metric area, the flat was zoned into several functional areas. Thus, the hostess has a rest on the balcony with a nice city view, receives guests at a big kitchen table, which is able to seat as many as 10 persons, and works and reads in the bedroom by the window. Regina has worked out the interior design by herself and bought most of the furniture items from IKEA. And so that the house didn’t look like a catalogue picture, the décor was tempered with antiques, Mother’s Gzhel and friends’ gifts.
The attractive IKEA prices are not the only reason, which explains the fact that the interior stuff was mostly ordered from this very manufacturer. The hostess found it logical to decorate the apartment, which was constructed by a Finnish company, with Scandinavian furniture.
As a sleeping berth a folding ottoman was chosen. With the coming of friends the bedroom easily transforms into a lounge.
The panel ornament is a perfect match to the curtains pattern.
Due to the small metric area, a working spot was arranged in the bedroom.
The pride of the house and its hostess is a collection of old photos, which came to Regina through her great grandmother.
The arm-chair by the dressing table was found in Vienna.
The pioneer of the kitchen décor was a set of Gzhel, which was given by Mom long before this lodging was bought. It is thanks to it, that this room was adorned with deep blue colors.
The birds are a flea market finding.
The balcony overlooking the city is a favorite relaxation spot of the hostess.
Besides an arm-chair, the balcony was able to accommodate a tiny storeroom for sports outfit and tools.