In merging together two apartments in Moscow, one grandiose 340 square meter home has been lovingly refreshed by
The project was completed in 2019 and the designers describe the process as being rather efficient, enjoyable and totally in step with their clients. “The family is our existing client for whom we have already made an apartment in Yurmala, so we were quite tuned. They told us their functional tasks, we made the sketches and they liked everything straight away. Ideal clients!” Check out this other showstopping home by Agnes Rudzite
A colour scheme of subtle nudes and warm terracotta was established early which culminated in the marrying of travertine Santa Catarina, polished plaster walls and oak wood veneers and parquet. The process of joining the two apartments exposed load-bearing concrete columns in the living room so the designers lined them with rounded oak veneer panels. This rounded edge motif carries through each space particularly in the kitchen cabinets, wall curvatures, lighting and in furniture pieces such as the dining table – Table en Forme Libre by Charlotte Perriand and chairs by Vico Magistretti from Cassina.
There are some groovy colour and material combinations to be seen throughout the home. And while there is an overwhelmingly warm and earthy aesthetic, there are bright moments of blue and green highlighted in the furniture, art and joinery, posing a counterpoint to terracotta tones. The main bedroom, for example, has oak veneer wall panels that contrasts the rich green fabric bedhead and the rust coloured Elysee sofa by Pierre Paulin at the foot of the bed. Each bathroom has its own distinct expression with the powder room going all-in on the blue aesthetic with a mosaic tile niche and surrounding wall panelling all awash with blue.
The kitchen, which is made up of the visible show part and the functional hidden part, marks the transition between parquet floors to travertine. This extends to the large entrance which has been partitioned by a white interwoven screen. The long corridors to each side of the entrance are used as picture galleries since the owners have a good collection of paintings. All the columns here have been lined with open-pore travertine.
Agnes Rudzite Interiors are always arresting and individual as they strive to establish a balance between sophistication and being bold in their approach. “My main approach to all my projects is to create a very thoughtful and detailed architectural background upon on which I like to include iconic furniture pieces that mix époques and styles,” concludes Rudzite.