Amazing handmade home in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The DIY movement inspired this contemporary beauty with vernacular elements and organic textures. Achieving well-balanced and contemporary aesthetics while combining rustic elements, vernacular decor touches, organic materials palette and trendy design additions is quite a difficult task but this Saint Petersburg’s project carried out by INT2 architecture has in its ambiance the harmonious and welcoming middle-ground that many designers and homeowner search for. Let’s explored closely.
Inspired by the DIY movement, that is gaining speed in Russia, the interior composition of this apartment was carried out as an experiment- what can be achieved by unprofessional, using household tools and accessories and starting from bare walls and concrete floors the result is stunning. Everything in the mezzanine apartment was custom-made for the space by its creators – form plastering and painting walls, cleaning and varnishing the concrete ceiling, laying the timber floor to assembling the mezzanine, as well as the manufacture of furniture, lamps, and decor.
Very entertaining and charming detail from the construction of the apartment’s decor were the metal elements – like the trendy metal mesh underlining the beautiful staircase construct, the suspended shelving in the kitchen zone or the lattice structures concealing the storage and radiators under the windows in the main living areas. All of this elements were welded and composed in a friendly auto repair store nearby for a nominal fee. But those metal furniture details entwined with the wooden constructs and exquisite textural elements create the dynamic and contemporary face of the decor composition.
The home’s extraordinary craftsmanship and design project offer many intriguing, characteristic and inspired elements – from the cute spice and food shelving in the kitchen (a great idea for your glass arrangement) to the exquisite beauty of the staircase- storage unit – leading to the mezzanine floor of the apartment.
The dark wood and the geometrical shapes of its construct correspond beautifully with the black and light entwinement of the rest of the surfaces composing the main living areas on the ground floor. The second level also offers a cozy and welcoming combination of organic colors and material with an artistic crafts insertions, just check out the cute cabinet next to the cozy reading area.
Here retro furniture pieces, trendy carpet with vernacular touch and custom-made beauty combine to form a stylish space for relax and enjoinment. But the same can be said for the whole apartment’s décor composition, isn’t it?