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Jazz-Inspired Apartment In Mixture Of Traditional And Retro Designs

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The Hostess:
Ludmila, an interior designer

Variety of rooms: 2
Metric spot: 45 m²
Ceiling height: 3.7 m
Floor number: 2

The property, which Ludmila moved in 7 years ago, was constructed brief prior to the October Socialist Revolution. With the coming of Soviet rule, all apartments of substantial dimensions have been turned into communal dwellings, and following even more layout modifications have been split into 2 components. So, Ludmila’s existing lodging is really half-lodging, 45 m² in region and such as a corridor, 2 rooms, a kitchen with a bay-window and a big bathroom. Renovation was started from re-organizing: the kitchen was supplemented with the bay-window and the corridor. The latter was extended by signifies of narrowing the bathroom. The lounge was separated from the kitchen with an angled partition along with the arrangement of a little home workplace.

The interior design and style was designed by the hostess herself. According to her, the type she chose can be defined as a mixture of retro and classics with jazz inclusions. The entering wedges had been previous brick walls, wooden windows, parquetry and vintage furniture, which came from the ex-hosts. In an attempt to conserve and emphasize the spirit of outdated times Ludmila had the brick masonry un-plastered and painted, and restored the parquetry. Wooden window frames have been launched from a number of layers of paint and therefore recovered their unique visual appeal.

Jazz motives have been accentuated with black-and-white wallpaper glued on one of the kitchen walls. A dining table along with bent-wood chairs was placed in the bay window. Given that the outdated radiator properly fitted into the style notion, it wasn’t replaced. The ex-hosts’ kitchen was outfitted with a Dnieper fridge of 1960s, but due to its faulty issue the new proprietor exchanged it for a similar modern model of Smeg. Hanging above the dining table is a chandelier of 1950s, which has been right here from post-war occasions.

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Due to considerable ceiling height, many furnishings things had to be customized-manufacturedconventional versions would seem too undersized right here. The recess conceals family appliances and a geyser. Classic kitchen tiling was replaced with soft drink cans.


Organized between the kitchen and the lounge zone is a house workplace. Both a table and bookstand had been customized-made. The adornment of this spot is a picture brought by Ludmila from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

31-property workplace 32-residence office 33-library

The lounge adjoins the corridor and the bedroom. There are no doors in between them, and Ludmila strategies to install stained-glass windows in place of rounded window openings. A Spanish drawing-area suit came here from the earlier dwelling, and in buy to mix it with the new surrounding the proprietor had its frame painted dark colour. A chest serving as a coffee table is a friend’s present.

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The bedhead background wall was decorated with photograph wallpaper. The bed is customized-made, although vintage bedside tables and a wardrobe have been left by earlier hosts. Suitcases lying on the wardrobe had been brought by the hostess’ Grandpa in 1960s. Aside from their decorative perform, they serve for their intended purpose – for storing factors, which couldn’t uncover one more place in the lodging.

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The corridor wall was left with the authentic brickwork. A fireplace is inlaid with ceramic tiles removed from the fireplace in the property across the street, which was topic to demolition. White angel figurines were bought in a décor store. Hanging in excess of the mantelpiece is a picture from Hong Kong. Large round clock − Sia, lamps − Laura Ashley. A vintage table below the clock belonged to the ex-hosts.

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The bathroom was halved for the sake of a larger corridor. Tile and sanitary porcelain was bought in a frequent developing supplies keep.

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