Liniya Apartment

Veresnovsky Design Studio used the local design vernacular of Saint Petersburg when creating the resort-like atmosphere for an apartment located along the Gulf of Finland.

  • area / size 1,345 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Type Apartment,
  • This project has developed several successful factors — the historical heritage of Komarovo with its famous resorts and the unique location of the object in a chamber residential complex on the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

    The apartment is located on the ground floor and is surrounded by a spacious terrace and century-old pine trees. First of all, I cut the window to the floor in the living room to combine the space with nature as much as possible. The wall opposite is lined with Moroccan clay tiles. When it was delivered, the builders sent me a photo of the tile with the question “which side to put”, which put me in a dead end. It’s also clear what questions there might be, of course – I answered something like that. But I thought about it and looking at the sample in my hands, I realized that I prefer the wrong side, it is more textured. So it turned out that all the tiles are on the wrong side and I was very happy with the result.

    Of course, when decorating a country space, there is a risk to go into a boring “natural” interior, so I made a bet on wood as independent accents: wooden panels in one of the bedrooms, a wooden kitchen and objects made of different wood species. I used cork flooring in the lobby and natural travertine stone in the bathroom, perfect for apartments with access to the beach.

    In the interior, I wanted to create a resort atmosphere, but relevant and original. I was simultaneously inspired by the Soviet resort past and the aesthetics of American motels in the 70s. So, in one of the bedrooms, I laid a leopard carpet, adding piquancy to the rather restrained interior, and in the other, a neon cross appeared above the bed, as a reference to Motel signs and the cult TV series “Young Pope”.

    The same idea of the 70s is supported by a dining area with a plush sofa, chairs, “office” blinds and a chess lampshade in the same style. In the living room, important markers of the Zeitgeist are a vintage rack-bar made of poplar root and brass, an Italian rosewood storage system, and, of course, a leather recliner by the window, which immediately hints that you need to enjoy the pine trees, breathe in the incredible air, listen to the sound of waves and slowly drink something of the same vintages as the objects around you.

    Design: Veresnovsky Design Studio
    Photography: Mikhail Loskutov