This apartment with a total area of 44 m2 is located in an old house in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia. The customer is a young American who will come here for a few weeks or rent this apartment. The main idea was to organize a large open space from a small apartment and remove unnecessary partitions.


The first step was to divide the apartment into functional areas in order to optimize the space, but at the same time to preserve the integrity. I removed all the partitions in the apartment, leaving only the bathroom. Due to this, the area of 44 m2 turned into a sufficient open space.To the bedroom area was more comfortable and protected from the hallway, I hung curtains on the rail around the perimeter of the podium, which can be closed at any time.


I decided for a long time which style to choose, because I wanted to do something interesting and at the same time preserve the authenticity of the building – large French balconies and ceilings. Therefore, it was decided to do everything in minimalism with the elements of the classics. The white color of the walls gives space, and the concrete floor adds brutality to classic notes.


The customer didn`t need large closets and kitchen, as he would spend a little time here. Therefore, there is only one closet near the bed in the apartment. The space under the podium is not used, and this puzzles many people. It was necessary to divide the bedroom and living room area and add a bright accent.

  • Interior Designer: Ira Kulyk

Posted by Ira Kulyk

Architect and Interior Designer from Kiev, Ukraine

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