Inside an award winner residential project

Designed By Oksana Salberg-Vachnadze from the prestigious O2 Design Moscow Studio this residential project was awarded at the International Property Award in the Interior Design Apartments category.

Clients, a married couple with a teenage daughter, asked to decorate their apartment in a prestigious residential complex in Moscow, near the Sokolniki park. The owners wanted an interior in a modern and respectable style. The designer created a monochrome color palette, but also adding a little color touch. This is how this interior with a striking color palette, stylish furniture from COVET HOUSE brands, and impressive contemporary artwork came to life.

The neoclassical style and the colour white served as the starting point of this interior. White cornice mouldings create a beautiful contrast with colourful modern furniture and add a certain cultural context: such an interior might have been found in any European capital. 

The apartment’s planning is simple and logical: it consists of three rooms with a big living room and a space that combines the kitchen with the dining room, and two bedrooms — master bedroom and the daughter’s bedroom. In the Living room area, the color scheme of the space is bright accents against the white background. The stylish rug with a print imitating stone is a link between furniture items: the sofa, the bright yellow armchair and the coffee table with an openwork metal base, with tempered smoked glass resting on the polished stainless steel base. This simple yet refined piece from BOCA DO LOBO, an evocative of a fine jewelry piece, this striking table blends a certain delicacy with its contrasting strong character.

A bit provocative, and an almost eclectic vibe, this living area shows how perfect the colors of the modern movement fit into the contemporary style. Also with the retro appeal of some of the lines and even the floor lamp Duke, from DELIGHTFUL. This standing lamp pays tribute to the jazz musician Duke Ellington with this retro-styled lamp, with brass arms and the white shades drape on the sides to shine a light on its refined interior. 

Next to the living area, is the equally masterful dining room. A perfect symbiosis of styles and colors, the single space is divided into two areas by a console with art deco table lamps. An unusual chandelier, contemporary artwork, and velvet curtains create an atmosphere of aristocratic chic.

The Botti chandelier is the perfect mid-century lighting design, inspired by the American trumpet player as a tribute to jazz music. With a structure handmade in brass and boasting a sophisticated gold-plated finish, this modern ceiling light showcases the high-quality craftsmanship is the right match for the art deco table lamps.

Wall and ceiling moldings and herringbone parquet flooring are inspired by the Paris impressions. A Venetian mirror and contemporary console are one of the examples of how effortlessly objects coexist in this interior. The handmade mirror is done in a rare, almost lost technique of mirror carving. This object is unique and can be passed down to the next generation. The Sinuous Patina Console from BOCA DO LOBO creates a luxurious environment. Sinuous lines draw the elegant character of this console, with a handcrafted structure in mahogany with a high gloss black lacquer finish and top coated in polished brass, the perfect final touch in the dining room. 

A convenient ergonomic kitchen with a kitchen-island is stylistically and color neutral. It is deliberately not supposed to stand out in an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen area. The breakfast table is neutral and laconic as well. The bright accent of the kitchen is yellow hairs. Kitchen interior effortlessly combines ecological motives with luxury. 

The corridor is dividing the private and common areas of the apartment. The white color palette and wall moldings make the space visually bigger, broken by the Brubeck Wall Lamp also from DELIGHTFULL, this luxurious wall sconce is a statement piece on its own, shining by its own and breaking free from the white walls. 

The master bedroom with a pale turquoise color of the Tiffany box served as the starting point of this room’s color palette. Crimson, red, and grey objects were chosen to accompany it. Mirrors play a major role in the bedroom’s décor: there is a mirror door slope, a mirror above the bed and nightstands that seem to slowly melt into the air. The bathroom is designed with a deliberate luxury: marble panel, black free-standing bathtub and a contrasting black and white floor pattern. The unique marble pattern in the bathroom resembles the river current. Copper and gold accessories complete the picture.

The junior room has a comfortable lounge area with many pillows in the bay window. The study area is compact and consists of a small elegant desk and an office chair. The daughter’s bedroom is nothing extra, but the interior doesn’t look ascetic due to the bright colors.


*photo credit: Covet House/Sergey Krasyuk