The Ukrainian interior design studio Sivak+Partners recently designed a mid-century modern home in warm tones for a young couple. The cosy interior with natural materials contrasts sharply with the coldness of the surroundings in St. Petersburg.
The apartment was designed for a young couple who loves travelling as well as receiving guests. So, the main requirement was to create enough space for a large number of guests to spend evenings together, celebrate holidays and watch films. Even more important for the clients was that in the different rooms, books would be in complete harmony with the decor elements and add perfection to the interior.
Retro elements are combined with modern furniture.
The design is based on the work of the famous Finnish architect Alvaro Aalto. For example, the interior design studio chose to place his chairs in the dining area, which have been current and popular for over 80 years. Above the dining table, Louis Poulsen PH5 chandeliers hang as showpieces. They were designed in the post-war period, in 1958, and quickly gained enormous popularity. Important in the home was the combination of retro elements and modern furniture. For example, there is a sofa in the middle of the apartment that was designed by the Dutch company &Tradition, which reworks design icons from past masters and creates the classics of tomorrow in collaboration with contemporary designers. The project is located in St. Petersburg, a cold city, with only a few sunny days per year. Sivak+Partners wanted to counterbalance this with the warm colour range and natural materials, which make the residents feel more comfortable and cosy in the apartment.
Visualizations by Sivak+Partners
Design by Ivanna Gaidarzhy & Anastasiia Kharuk