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A bold apartment in Moscow

I found this this one-bedroom Moscow apartment on The Village and fell in love. The owners are clearly designers/decorators as it is SO well executed. This is a perfect example of how to use dark colours and large-scale items in a small space for high impact but without making it feel cramped. Several pieces are from Ikea (including the pendants over the dining table with a personal touch of copper leaf on the underside) and many from the couple's travels. I adore everything - especially the large paned mirrors on either side of the mantel, the massive table lamps that delineate the living from dining spaces, the gorgeous blue bedroom walls, and the Venetian mirror mounted on old fence boards. 

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Reader Comments (7)

Wow, totally nonstandard as Russian interior! And I'd say – very brave, powerful. I mostly liked painted brick walls (I actually have same one wall in my own apartment), also boarding wall next to the oval sink. And my absolute favs are these old style (I think, tey are from Soviet times?) radiators, especially the red one! Great that owners kept them. Good job :)

11 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarija

the apartment is so outstanding it seems like a modern small palace!!! I love it.

11 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstylencritics

A dynamic, small jewel of a space. Absolutely perfect.

11 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

I would like to know where in Moscow that is. The space is so unusual for an apartment in Russia.

Dramatic and awe-inspiring.

11 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTieDye64

Love it. I want those paned mirrors.

12 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

It has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it. The basic simplicity of the arrangements seems to add to the touch of baroque menace inherent in the setting and the OTT choices in furnishings -- there is a sense of the Russian in the touches of kitsch. Very cool!

13 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

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