Russian interior and 3D designer Ksenia Bortsova has only been active in the design world for three years. More than a career, for her it is above all a way of expressing herself creatively and sharing everything that inspires her with others. The Sun House project is one such example, a concept inspired by a refreshing holiday and the desire for warmth.
Ksenia Bortsova was born in Siberia and trained as an architect with which she now creates interior projects that radiate warmth, comfort and harmony. The concept we highlight here was a special exercise for her and the result of what happens when the designer surrenders fully to inspiration. ‘The Sun House project came about at the end of 2020 after a holiday. After the last warm days before the cold autumn was due to arrive, I decided to put the warmth and tropical theme in a new concept,’ she tells us.
The living space we see here consists of two parts: the kitchen with a monolithic island and a large, wooden dining table overlooking the garden, and the seating area with an accent wall with vegetation. The two are separated by an intriguing and organic-looking element with brass inserts.
This style in the interior is not typical for Russia.
According to Bortsova, the interior style in which Sun House was designed is not typically Russian, with rooms in warm, sandy colours. She chose this name for the project because it perfectly reflects its essence: ‘The living room space is filled with a lot of light, and the geometry of the space, high ceilings and arched windows help this light to spread deep into the house,’ says the designer. She also paid a lot of attention to the landscaping and bringing nature indoors. By combining natural materials and vegetation, the interior not only looks comfortable and relaxing, but also cosy and harmonious. Ksenia Bortsova prefers a certain minimalism in her work, which is why she chose not to overload the rooms with unnecessary details. ‘The decision to decorate the ceiling, floor and walls in one material was not accidental. This helps to emphasize the materials and shapes of the furniture, making the interior elegant and sophisticated,’ she adds. The images we are here were created by a close friend and colleague of the designer Svetlana Shadrina. ‘She is a talented visualizer who was able to convey the mood of lightness in this project,’ concludes Ksenia Bortsova.
Design & concept by Ksenia Bortsova
Visualisation by Svetlana Shadrina