The residents of this Moscow apartment were old clients from interior designer Anna Zinkovskaya and were so happy about her earlier creation that they appealed to her again for their new home. On a rather small surface, the young family wanted many rooms and a lot of storage space, a challenge she eagerly embraced. In this inspiring customised interior, sleek lines are interrupted by a number of striking artworks.
However, the task was not easy: an area of 150 square metres needed three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living area, and plenty of storage space. Every centimetre of the apartment was therefore put to the best possible use. The solution was to customise everything in the interior, "like a suit from an expert atelier", says the designer. The rectangular entrance hall with rounded corners takes you to the living space and sleeping area, which are located symmetrically to the entrance. The living room, dining room and kitchen are thus combined into one large space of 50 square metres, something Zinkovskaya usually tries to avoid, but which was not a problem in this case, as the family likes to invite many guests. Traditional and modern materials are brought together in a perfect harmony. On the floor, oak is used, while the striking form of the ceiling in the entrance is made from plaster. Furthermore, the designer also likes to make use of local craftsmanship for, for instance, glass, metal, and plaster mouldings, and she continued that style in this home. The walls in the main bathroom are decorated with mosaics, marble fragments, and high-tech artificial stone. The design in the bathroom, and specifically the junction of the bathtub and the wall deserve to be mentioned as well. Zinkovskaya here used a special design thanks to which water does not stay at the joints, hence preventing mould. Special tiles were even designed for the children’s bathroom in collaboration with glass expert Sergey Martynov.
An extensive lighting study was conducted to ensure the best possible use of light in different situations.
An extensive lighting study was conducted to ensure the best possible use of light in different situations. A number of spots also draw attention to the many artworks in the apartment. Much of the furniture was made to measure, and the same is true for the built-in cabinets, for which the team relied on specific numbers, such as the number of shoes that needed to fit in one cabinet. The hidden cupboards in the youngest son's bedroom were also a very nice surprise for him.
For the first ever time in her career, Zinkovskaya did not show her interior design ideas to the clients until the project was completely finished. A bold choice, but with an end result like this, the family could not help but be very pleased with her creative vision. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.