You gotta take a look at this apartment in Moscow.
In its original form, this apartment would have been a typical example of ‘stalinka’, a style of architecture from 1933 to 1955 associated with the Soviet Union and the leadership of Joseph Stalin.
The interior designer
It has now been redeveloped and designed by interior designer Nadya Zotova.
Nadya studied at the British Higher School of Design and interned at Sotheby’s School in New York before founding Enjoy Home, an architectural and interior design studio based in Moscow.
Small apartment, big personality
Nadya made clever use of every square meter in this 80m2 apartment, even managing to make a place for a large dining table to fit seamlessly into the living room.
The use of statement lighting above the dining table differentiates the living room into two distinct zones, one for dining and one for relaxing.
A strong colour palette
I have great admiration for people who commit to strong colour palettes. It shows that they’re not afraid to embrace colour and express themselves wholeheartedly.
The colour palette is built on deep blues and provocative shades of yellow that complement each other in a playful way.
Expert use of pattern and texture
In the bedroom, Nadya has pulled off something that is really hard to do in interior design – she expertly balanced varying patterns (geometric, floral etc.) with strong blocks of colour.
And she still managed to keep it calm and soothing.
Beautifully combined geometric prints
Nadya’s dynamic use of geometric prints on the carpets, textiles and furniture is really impressive. What she has done here is very difficult to do well in interior design – she’s a true master of her craft.
A striking kitchen
The bright yellow kitchen is a cheerful explosion of colour and personality.
A brave bathroom
Nadya took some space away from the hall to expand the bathroom.
Somewhere to work from home…
Look how Nadya made use of light and space to incorporate a stylish work area into the apartment.
Creative styling of a narrow hallway
All the little details
This apartment is a feast for the eyes for any homeware lover. I just want to stand in it and stare at everything.
Photo Credits: Enjoy Home Studio
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