Natalia with two children lived in a country house. When it was time to send the children to school, the family decided to move to the city. They entered a three-room apartment in a new building on Pechersk several years ago.
Natalya is a designer-decorator, therefore she was engaged in re-planning and registration of housing herself. She designed the house in the American style - with white walls and calm colors, and she decided to make the apartment brighter. Her main sources of inspiration were the textiles Laura Ashley and Designers Guild.
Repair lasted a year. The first thing they did was redevelopment. Initially, the apartment had four balconies, they were reconstructed into more functional bay windows so that more sunlight fell into the rooms.
The kitchen was combined with the living room, the supporting columns were closed with mirrors. An island with a stone worktop and a built-in hob has been installed in the kitchen. The wall near the working area was laid out with a mosaic, which was assembled according to the sketch of Natalia.
CHILDREN, 3 AND 6 YEARS
The kitchen has Italian furniture. It is built into the wall, because the hostess does not like the wall cabinets. Kitchen appliances have also been integrated into furniture profiles.
The furniture in the living room, as well as in the kitchen, is in a classic style. The library was made to order by Kiev masters. Sofa and carpet - Designers Guild, pillows - Laura Ashley.
In the bay window on the site of the former balcony, chairs and a floor lamp Laura Ashley, as well as a table made according to the sketches of Natalia were placed. An improvised fireplace with a mirror was installed at one of the supporting columns. Textiles on the windows - Designers Guild. Murano glass chandeliers.
Behind the wall with a mirror and a fireplace, a small working space was provided.
Natalia equipped the nursery for two daughters. She designed the furniture so that being in the room was comfortable not only for the children, but also for her mother. For example, the bed on the upper level is not very high, which makes it convenient to lay the child. The facades of the drawers with toys were upholstered with soft cloth - you can lean on them while sitting on the floor. The design provides a gap so that children, pushing the drawers, do not pinch their fingers. Instead of wardrobes, a dressing room was made in the room. Curtains and lamps - Laura Ashley. The walls were covered with French Vibel wallpaper.
The room adjacent to the children's room is the bedroom. Initially, there was a large balcony, which was attached to the room. Natalya designed the sofa and bed herself. The furniture was upholstered with Laura Ashley textiles. The walls were covered with gray wallpaper with a white pattern. As in other rooms, the bedroom has no closets, and things are stored in the dressing room. Instead of the usual TV stand, a portal was installed in the room, covered in silk by the Designers Guild.
Bedside tables were made according to the sketches of Natalia. Lamps - Cavio.
The bathroom was decorated in black and white. Cabinet, mirror and washbasin of the Italian factory Milldue, faucets in the shape of butterflies - French, Lalique.
According to the plan, the apartment had two bathrooms. During the repair, on the site of one of them, a utility room was equipped with a washing machine, ironing board and a place to store things.
In the corridor they made walls of mirrors that visually expand the elongated space.
Photo: Anya Garienchik