Away: 30 meters in St. Petersburg, where guests are welcome

В гостях: Изумрудный респаун для архитектора

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

about the project
A place: St. Petersburg
Year: 2017
The size: 30 sq.m; ceiling height – 2.7 m
Who lives here: The owner plans to rent this apartment
Project author: Designer Alla Senicheva
Photo: Alexey Torozerov

When they say: “I renovated the apartment as for myself,” they usually mean something like: “I did not save on furniture and used good materials.” The owner of this studio actually made the interior both for himself, but himself – for the traveler. “The apartment was being renovated for rent. Together with the designer Alla Senicheva, we thought about the little things that the guest may or may not like. We proceeded from the fact that we personally were pleased to see in those apartments that we rented: from what dishes we wanted to drink, what books to see on the shelves. We analyzed the principle by which we ourselves chose an apartment for rent, ”says the owner, Andrey Egorov. Expressive designs weren’t the least on this list.

Alexey Torozerov

In the photo: a refrigerator and a small rack for household appliances were added to the constructive niche

Problem and solution:
To begin with, they abandoned the new partitions in order to keep the already small volume. The space was zoned not by walls, but by shades and finishes. In total, the apartment has three parts: entrance, living and resting place, which was made on the loggia.

“Having abandoned the door between the room and the hallway in favor of a wide opening, we allowed the light from the windows to penetrate even into the darkest corner of the apartment.“, – says the designer.

Alexey Torozerov

A small kitchen with a lower row of cabinets accommodates enough utensils and appliances. A dining table and a tea table were placed in the same part.

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

A large bed and an extra bed were installed along the other wall. “The stepped partition is made according to my sketches. It is needed to, albeit a little, but share the personal space of the guests. For example, you can separate the “bedroom” from the “living room” if two people live in the apartment, or separate a place for a child or a third adult, ”explains Alla.

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

There was enough space on the loggia to organize a resting place with a bar counter – there are no other skyscrapers outside the window and you can observe the panorama of the area. From an ordinary box and hooks disiner made shelf for glasses.

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

Details: books, flowers, handicrafts are very important. They give the space a homely feel.

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

“I was not afraid of rich colors and unusual details,” says Andrey. – But it was important that, with the brightness of the colors, the feeling of space, air did not disappear, so the main background in the apartment calm”.

Alexey Torozerov

What did you spend on: Among the posters there is an interesting example with the work of Picasso – a poster from the 1970s. The headboard has combined all the colors of the interior. Made it according to the designer’s sketch.

Alexey Torozerov

What did you save on: An Indian pouf in the living room and sofa cushions were complemented by budget decor from IKEA and H&M Home stores.

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The wardrobe in the hallway was made of plasterboard and decorated with ordinary wooden shutter doors purchased from a construction hypermarket.

Alexey Torozerov

In the bathroom, some of the walls were made bright mustard. In a stingy Petersburg landscape in the sun, this will help to cheer you up in the morning.

Alexey Torozerov

Alexey Torozerov

“During the renovation, there were almost no objections from Andrey. We had budget constraints, but very reasonable. Most of the decisions were agreed the first time. However, there were several points on which our views diverged. One of them mixer with a waterfall. Andrei did not want to hear about anything else, – Alla recalls. “In the end, this unusual mixer brought a slightly hooligan mood to the strictly functional room.”

Alexey Torozerov

SEE ALSO…
More photos of this apartment in the portfolio of photographer Alexey Torozerov and designer Alla Senicheva

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