Ingenious solutions such as mirrors and a mainly neutral colour palette with playful accents make this compact apartment a grand and rich looking apartment. It’s quite the remarkable business card for interior designer Tim Veresnovsky who oversaw the renovation of his own home.
As founder of his own interior design studio, it was an amazing task for Tim Veresnovsky to be able to renovate and decorate his personal space, an apartment in St. Petersburg. The atmosphere created by the previous owners in this historic building - built in 1865 - appealed so much to the Russian designer that he took his main inspired from it. He retained the 1970s vibe that prevailed and which also refers to the Soviet past of the apartment. We can see this clearly in the wooden panels, the deep window sills and the warm but neutral colour palette.
Warm and neutral colour palette
Original and vintage elements go hand in hand with contemporary pieces and custom made furniture. Despite the limited surface area - the apartment is only 71 square meters - we still see a lot of intriguing elements. For example, we spot a vintage floor lamp from the Soviet era and one from the 60s designed by Goffredo Reggiani in combination with a modern sofa, as well as a unique coffee table, both bespoke creations for this space. Framing the opening between the kitchen and the living space, a black and white checkerboard pattern was painted on the wall. This element breaks with the predominantly beige colour palette. In the bathroom, colour plays an even bigger role, as we see in the blue mosaic stones and the faucet on the dark sink.
The most remarkable thing about this project is that Veresnovsky completed the renovation in just six weeks without extensive planning or making drawings and renders. The meticulous composition of this interior in such a short time is a true testament of the special talent of the designer. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov