An apartment of 55 m2, in historic building with large windows, thick walls and a beautiful front staircase.

A standard one bedroom apartment, there was the intention of decorating it to suit a young woman, adding some elements of ethnic style. Once the antique Chinese chest of drawers was sourced, the rest of the interior came together.
The main space needed to be widened, which is why I selected for the tactic of blending the furniture in with the walls. The colour was chosen as a way to avoid sharp shadows, so that sunlight would disperse in a light, but not blinding manner. The textiles are selected to promote the mild light during the day and shine by lamplight.

A porcelain Mao Dzu figurine was placed on the Chinese stand. The Sliced rug by Yan Kath featuring a drawing of marble layers and stools from Bali complete the interior.
I am passionate about placing art in an interior. It is often hard to say what most inspires an interior, whether it is the paintings I find or the space itself. With this project, all the elements came together simultaneously. The painting above the Chinese console and the one on the wall by the mirror are by Constantine Yevmenev. The blue line accent of the horizontal artwork and calm nature of the second piece are perfectly suited to the apartment’s identity with its natural half shades and colours.
The dressing room is accessed through two leaf doors. It is quaint in a small apartment and it looks well centered in the corridor, which is decorated with several New York Times broadsheets from 1947 which I found at a flea market in New York and placed in glass mounts.
I created a merged bathroom with a bidet and furnished the sink with a cabinet of my design. The shower curtain was made from Barclay Butera cloth.
The bedroom is romantic and mysterious. The curtains and the coverlet were made from textiles by Kelly Whestler. The faintly violet colour of the wall paint by Farrow&Ball results in a fresh combination of coral-rose dots of the curtains and the fine polka-dot of the bedskirt. The bedside tables were bought at the flea market. The chair is upholstered in grey silk.