about the project
A place: Moscow, Fili
The size: two-room Khrushchev
Who lives here: financier Tatiana Stroeva
Project author: Olga Koscheeva
Photo: Maria Simonova
Many do not dare to renovate rented apartments, but Tatiana was definitely in favor of: “I was initially looking for an apartment that would be comfortable to be in. And nplanned to shoot it for a long time. Therefore, it had to look like my home, and not like a temporary home.“, – says the hostess.
The planned budget for the renovation was 70 thousand rubles, and we almost met it: this money was spent on painting the walls and furniture. A separate small amount was spent on the purchase of decor.
But first, Tatiana and Olga decided that they would definitely not change. This list includes a bathroom and a kitchen: firstly, they were in good condition, and secondly, these areas are the most expensive to repair. If Tatyana decided to update them, the budget would have to be increased several times.
“It seems to me that the herringbone parquet could have survived here since the construction of the house. There is even some charm in this, ”says Olga Koscheeva.
By the way, in this photo you can see what the walls were in the original: the color remained on the battery, which they decided not to touch.
Most of the furniture was bought from IKEA, but diluted with vintage finds. For example, a chair for a desk was picked up on the street, next to a trash can: with the start of the renovation, in anticipation of the move, local residents began to throw out old furniture. Ahead of the chair is restoration and hauling, but for now it was simply cleaned with high quality.
In order not to force the entire apartment with shelves, old magazines were used as a stand for books, which will not be revised anyway. The books, in turn, became the lamp holder.
“At that time I was finishing a course on antiques and became very interested in Soviet subjects. It was interesting to look for them, but there was no place to put them at home, so she suggested that Tanya choose several lamps for the new apartment. A 1970s pumpkin fits into the kitchen interior, and the living room has table lamps with metallic gray and plastic white shades – they date from roughly the same period“, – says the designer.
The window is covered only by a light translucent curtain: there is no scorching sun in the room, as tall trees grow nearby. With such a curtain, the interior looks lighter, more spacious and airy.
The lilac color was removed – white with a shade adds “air” to the room.
The poster with the queen, which was placed right on the floor, was brought by Tatiana from Copenhagen – more precisely, from the Christiania hippie colony. “Under it is a poster from the Teatro alla Scala, and I sometimes change their places“, – adds the hostess.
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