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Home Tour: Colonial Apartment in Moscow

May 7, 2016

With this post I’m starting a series of home tour to beautiful apartments from Russia. They are featured on Russian home design blogs, but the language barrier hinders their exposure on English language platforms, which they absolutely deserve. Just take a look at this beautiful 138 sq. meters colonial style apartment inhabited by a big family with 3 kids, a dog and a Thai cat.

The lady of the house, artist and designer Ksenia, chose the colonial style, which would remind the family of holidays in the exotic countries and create a relaxing athmosphere.

Living/dining room

The living/dining room is combined with kitchen, and the centerpiece and the most expensive designer item in the house is the sofa from renowned English brand Tetrad. Love the large house plants, they really bring a cozier vibe into the space, don’t they?

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Welcome to Mi Casa!

March 10, 2016

My Mediterranean living room

If you’ve checked out the About section, you already know that renovating my Barcelona apartment became a truly life-changing experience for me, which has brought this blog into being. So this post deserves more than just a bunch of pictures, I think I got a story to tell here :)

What struck me about the place when I first saw it was how light and bright the living room and master bedroom were, despite the fact that it is on the first floor, and there is a rather high-rise building to the right. Also, I just loved that ‘shabby chic’ of the entire building, erected in 1930s, with its wooden doors with gold-plated door knocker and a beautiful iron staircase. That’s not something most Europeans would be impressed by, but I come from Moscow, where residential buildings are nothing like that. Continue Reading