This interior design project was in Moscow adjacent to the Pushkin Museum and purchased by Prima Design’s client who works in the financial sector and is an art collector. The building itself was refurbished by Codest and sold to the client without interior walls to partition the home.
It was 5,000 square feet/450 square meters of empty space with some support columns. Prima, the Interior Design firm, had to tailor the interior layout to the structure that was already built. They transformed the sterile shell of the building into a cozy home for the client. For this interior design project, the team was able to design and build out a 3 bedroom home composting of a master bedroom with a built-in sauna plus two guest rooms.
In addition, for this interior design project, they designed a dining room, a sitting room, a kitchen, and a laundry room all entirely built from A-Z: walls, finishes, flooring, etc. The kitchen was a custom design by Prima Design with the idea of a classic leather trunk as inspiration. Prima Design had the huge challenge of working somewhere completely new and quickly learned the hard way about the high humidity of Moscow winters. During this interior design project, walls had to be redone after cracking and wood was not settling in properly because they couldn’t cure correctly. After making some adjustments to regulate the humidity, they were able to get everything done correctly.
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The team ended up using an ancient technique with lime plaster on the walls. Lime plaster is permeable and perfect for humid environments as it lets the wall breath. This technique also allowed a more nuanced wall color instead of a flat color. Additionally, for this interior design project, all the contemporary furniture and materials were Italian and involved really detailed and complicated logistics to get everything delivered to Russia safe and sound.
This home has appeared in Architectural Digest in Italy and Russia and featured in several architectural books. A lot of the artwork is by Aidan Salakhova and Oleg Dou, both artists from Russia. The sofa and beds are by Baxter which is made in Italy. A project where luxury design meets art and everything merged harmoniously!