Minimalist Apartment with Turquoise Walls, Laconic Furniture and Loads of Recesses
Mary and Hanna, interior designers
Number of rooms: 2
Metric area: 37 m²
Ceiling height: 2.6 m
Floor number: 3
A tiny apartment in old Petersburg belongs to two sisters – Hanna and Mary. The girls bought it two years ago and renovated within a couple of months. Designers by profession, the sisters worked out the interior plan under their own steam.
As the layout of 1910 proved to very convenient, it was left unchanged. For the sake of convenience, shifted was just a kitchen door. As for the bathroom, it used to be arranged right in the middle of the kitchen and was re-located by the previous dweller.
Turquoise wall color of the flat was inspired by a blue table set presented by friends. Originally all supporting walls featured 50-cm deep recesses, which were turned into systems of shelves. While mounting plastic windows, a brick fell out of the wall to become a decorative interior element. 90 % of the furniture is IKEA’s.
Since Mary and Hanna frequently work from home, the lodging serves as an office + studio at the same time. The interior is accessorized with small stuff brought from travels and copies of Maurits Escher and Burne Hogarth made by the girls. Bookshelves are filled with numerous books on interior design and architecture.
Original door leaves were restored and painted white. A refrigerator box with plastic doors is arranged under a kitchen windowsill. Decorative bottles were found on a market, blue baskets — in Zara Home.
A kitchen set by IKEA was supplemented with built-in equipment and made as neat as possible to fit well into the lounge and working zones.