Designers Elena Chernigina and Anton Bazaliysky have created the Tuhachevsky Street Apartment, a bright and colorful home for a family of four in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The designer’s description
This amazing apartment is intended for people with a great sense of humor and an incredibly positive attitude to life. They love when life is seething and does not flow measured. This is their feature that inspired and charged us. It was very important to make sure that the interior is the reflection of these cheerful people. Husband and wife love to travel, the spouse is a hunter. But, at the request of his wife, a trophy was not used in the interior.
From the apartment there are stunning views of the park and the Smolny Cathedral. The total footage of 230 sq.m. Initially there were 4 apartments. The area on the top floor was purchased for their daughter at the designing period.
Planning decision was taken from the first drawings. The only thing which had problems was a combination of upper apartment with a down maisonette. It was necessary to successfully place a ladder not to damage the space on the second floor. The task was not easy: on the second floor was supposed to be a bedroom, a living room, a large dressing room, bathroom with a tub and a shower. We were fighting for every inch.
Hidden ventilation system with a ceiling height of 2.7 m, did not please us. However, the design of the hall required ventilation: the pipe runs right through the ceiling in this space. We did not want to do the typical box and we have omitted a corner of the ceiling and have painted it in bright colors, so there were colored triangles and on the other walls also.
Initially, we did not have a task to make a brightly coloured apartment. We added color gradually, because we are in favor of bright colors in the interior. The more we learned about our customers, the more brightness appeared in the apartment.
Color has become a source of inspiration. We could not find a bed and bright purple chair for the bedroom in the shops, so the furniture has been manufactured according to our personal project.
Designers: Elena Chernigina and Anton Bazaliysky