What kind of decision to make, if the square meters are limited, the apartment is small, but I'd like to meet with friends, watch TV, conduct conversations. The way out of such a difficult situation is, it is necessary to make a one-room apartment from a common kitchen combined with a living room, to equip it. In this matter, the designer will help us.
After graduating, designer Anastasia Barkhatova began working as an architect in the university, combined study of three-dimensional graphics and design. He is the winner and finalist of well-known competitions. Contrast and functionality of interiors is her professional credo.
What are the features of the object of your work?
The apartment is very small, it occupies less than 40 square meters. A young couple who lives in St. Petersburg became a customer, for them we developed the kitchen interior within the project.
What are the main tasks in the arrangement of the premises you set for yourself?
The only main task was the competent zoning of the apartment, because it is so small that every centimeter was in the account, it was necessary not only to place everything necessary, but not to oppress that there was still room.
Tell us about working with space
First of all, we divided the kitchen from the living room. It was easy with the bar. One wall of the living room, we glued wallpaper, which depicts the Golden Bridge at night, using a large picture, we demastified a small room and visually moved the walls. Near the wall set a small sofa. As a result, the cooking zone was joined by a rest area.
With the help of suitable furniture, we managed to create a unity of the chosen rooms in style, at the same time they each fulfill their purpose, and have different situations. Furniture was made by individual order with the help of our sketches. In the recreation area its height is lowered, equipped with several upper shelves, there is still room where you can place the TV.
How did you work with light and color?
Over the length of the ceiling we have built a general lighting, also on the bar stand, additional lighting was done in the form of weightless hanging ceiling lamps. A good choice were wallpapers with a view of the lights of the night city, they are visually connected to the general illumination, it turned out an interesting effect. The hostess had a light laminate and tiles of dark brown color, they were handy, they selected a color background based on these materials.
What is your pride?
As for every designer, this is the result, and the fact that the customers liked the work done. The space was multifunctional, compact and concise. We achieved the result that we planned initially.