Apartments for rent are located in the center of St. Petersburg, near the island of New Holland. The apartment is located in a reconstructed tenement building built in the late 18th – early 19th centuries.
The apartments are functionally divided into three zones: kitchen-living room, bedroom and hallway / dressing room. Visually, it is one space with three large windows.
The bedroom is separated from the living room by a glass partition: thus, an isolated place for relaxation is created while maintaining the overall space of the apartment.
The main conditions of the project were a small budget, as well as an easily renovated finish.
The walls of the apartments were not leveled in order to save as much materials and costs as possible for finishing services.
They are covered with only a thin layer of paintable filler. This kind of coating is easy to restore locally, if necessary, without repainting the entire wall.
The floor covering is made according to the same principle – the concrete screed is imperfectly sanded and painted with semi-gloss paint for concrete floors.
The concrete ceiling from the developer was also painted without leveling. Thus, it was possible to obtain an easily recoverable shell with an industrial touch.
The bottom of the wall of the apartment is painted in the color of the floor in order to obtain the effect of visual expansion of the space due to the transition of color from a horizontal surface to a vertical one. It is also a reference to the classic boiserie, but made in a more economical way with the help of moldings and painting.
These distinctive wall panels, with a vertical rhythm in the living and dining area, are simplified in the bedroom area, turning into a long, minimalistic panel with horizontal skipping at the floor and above the headboard. In the area of the hallway, the panels disappear altogether, continuing the line of panels by simply painting the wall in two colors and turning into a painted high plinth in the area of the bathroom and kitchen.
Furniture and details of various stylistic trends are used in the interior: objects in the mid-century style combined with industrial and classical elements.