There was a client – a lady with a good nose for business – who approached our Bureau with a request to create the interiors for her personal home, which is situated on a private plot in the city suburbs. She quickly decided what she wanted, and put her implicit trust in the hands of professionals. She wanted a home that was snug, comfortable, and designed with our house reputation for restrained elegance that typifies the work of Oleg Klodt.
Even before we began, the house had a good floorplan layout – large rooms, high ceilings, and enormous windows, with lots of space and inspiration. The restricted budget for the project quickly helped determine the materials – the architects and designers devised the space in accordance with the client’s wishes and stylistic preferences. The interior walls were repositioned, and the new interior was filled out with individually – created furniture pieces and items.
The designers made use of simple decorative materials – plasterboard, wallpaper, and designer-style furnishings including an aged-effect floor. Instead of taking a conventional approach and laying out the interior uniformly throughout, the architects created a house consisting of different zones, each of which has its own mood – yet with unifying elements of comfort and softness. The end result is a simple and charming Provencale-style interior. All of the different elements are holistically combined within the image of a building located in an old village made up of large plots of land and magnificent soaring old trees.
Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova
Since the beginning of this century, we have been creating individually tailored world-class interiors. The portfolio of the Oleg Klodt Architectural Bureau features dozens of projects we have completed for private homes and apartments, and interiors for hotels, restaurants and shops. The main driving force in the company, which employs more than sixty staff, is the creative tandem of its founders – architect Oleg Klodt, and head of the Design department, Anna Agapova.
The bureau’s style is eclectic, yet with ever-present noble and restrained approaches underlying the work. The synthesis of the unique experience and preferences of the directors preserves, in some ways, the laconic traditions of the company’s style, yet in other ways foresees upcoming trends and introduces new textures into the classical approach. The firm’s fine-detailed approach to work on every centimeter of space in new projects characterizes its work, alongside creating elegant and functional bespoke furniture items especially for projects.
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