At BRANCH STUDIO, they strongly believe in the power of storytelling through design. For them, every project is an opportunity to weave a unique narrative that reflects the personality of its occupants. Whether it is the charming villa in Paris or an opulent resort in Bali, they strive to create a symbiosis between functionality and aesthetics. More than that, the designs tell not only the story of the space itself, but also the story of the people who live and work in it.
In their pursuit of timeless elegance and practical sophistication, they continue to evolve their design approach. Founder Daria Lekhova embraces sustainability as a guiding force, not only in using natural materials, but also in developing timeless designs that stand the test of time. As BRANCH STUDIO, she is determined not only to create beautiful interiors, but also to design spaces that leave a lasting impression and have a positive impact on the well-being of their occupants. She continues to strive for innovation and beauty in every project she takes on, aiming to create an unforgettable experience for their valued clients worldwide. The interiors reflect her own vision of interior design and the character of her clients. Based in St Petersburg, it realises both private interiors and public spaces, including hotels, restaurants and showrooms around the world. Its portfolio includes large-scale projects in Bali, France, Italy and Russia. In short, the interiors primarily translate her clients' values, such as individuality, high comfort and attention to every detail.
Striving for innovation and beauty in every project
Her most recent project concerns the enchanting new design of a villa in the heart of Paris. Because of the limited courtyard, each floor actually has only one room. Six floors contain offices, a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom, a guest room, a terrace and even a yoga room.In the interiors, she has combined her usual vision of wabi sabi with raw concrete to meet clients' preferences. To connect the floors, she developed a light staircase, and on the ground floor, she wrapped the steps in the shape of a shell. All the furniture in the interior was carefully selected in French and Belgian shops, as well as vintage locations. At BRANCH STUDIO, she follows the philosophy that the naturalness and authenticity of materials offer psychological comfort in the home. Therefore, we use burnt wood, linen, wool and raw plaster. In this way, we create a modern human cave, where every detail contributes to a harmonious living environment.
Design by Daria Lekhova
Render by Evgenii Lekhov
Text by Elke Aerts