A Look Inside Bolshevik Apartment

Bolshevik is a small apartment located in Moscow, that was design for yong girl with a passion for reading. The interior was completed by Cartelle Design from Saint-Petersburg.

“The main task of the project was to create a stylish and interesting room. The customer is fond of books and hookahs, so it was necessary to provide shelves for books and places for relax. She does not like to cook, thus the kitchen should be as compact as possible. As a basic style we chose minimalism with loft elements. The original space with high ceilings, beams and a panoramic window already set a special mood. We decided to use a minimum of partitions. On the wall between the kitchen, living room and the wardrobe is placed a large loft window that lets in light and visually connects two spaces. The basic color scale is monochrome. Light gray walls, ceiling and textiles, dark floor, black metal elements, and a bit of light wood on the facades of cabinet furniture. The reserved and strict color scheme is diluted with bright accent details: the yellow bed design, the red frame of the mirror in the hallway and the multicolored details of the shelving under the window. There are several scenarios for lighting in the room. Track light and spotlights are used to illuminate the entire space evenly. The kitchen and bedroom area are decorated with minimalistic metal chandeliers. In space, a minimum of decor is used, only a few black and white posters and decorative pillows on the windowsill. The main element of decor – a poster with a panda, adds a charm and informality,” said Cartelle Design

  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Date completed: 2018
  • Size: 437 square feet
  • Design: Cartelle Design
Minimalism with loft elements
The space has a special mood

Main area
Panoramic window
Compact kitchen
Sleeping area
Loft window
Working area
Bathroom door
Shower bath