Vera Lemeshko’s client worked at the Hermitage for many years and spent her entire childhood in its vicinity, so when it was time to start a new stage in life, she and her husband decided to move closer to the district dear to their hearts.

Kitchen. Dining table, Cattelan Italia; sofa and curbstones, Rooma Design; chairs, Cazarina Interiors; chandelier, Any-Home; sconces, Handle Studio; Aerin vases, Galerie 46. On the wall is a painting by Louis Henno from the L.E.Store gallery. The doors, Aleph, are made according to the designer’s sketches.Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

It is not for nothing that they say that St. Petersburg is a city with a soul: for Vera Lemeshko’s customers, these are long walks along picturesque streets and small cozy cafes with hot coffee and fresh pastries in the morning. ”And sometimes in the evening, after the theater, they run into the gastropub for a glass of wine and the atmosphere is a little chilly, but so warm inside St. Petersburg,” Vera says. The customer worked at the Hermitage for many years and spent her entire childhood in its vicinity, so when her grown-up children left their parents’ home and it was time to start a new stage in life, she and her husband decided to move closer to the district dear to their hearts. Together with the designer, they chose an apartment in the house of the old housing stock, which had previously been subjected to repeated alterations, and the latest version did not suit the new owners. ”The windows and the load—bearing wall did not allow changing the area of the main rooms, but we managed to work on the rest of the apartment,” Vera shares. 

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

View of the living room. Sofas, Milano Bedding and Calligaris; chandelier, Cattelan Italia; floor lamp, Aromas del Campo.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

The living room is the only space completely made in a light color scheme. Customers rarely work from home, but just in case they decided to take care of a compact workplace — it was placed near the window, where a lot of natural light falls. And thanks to the calm deep shades of furniture and stucco on the walls, the spirit of tradition inherent in such houses is still felt.

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

A fragment of the living room. Sofas, Milano Bedding and Calligaris; chest of drawers, Cattelan Italia; desktop, Any-Home; Denis Patrakeev’s art object “Healing”, Anna Nova Gallery; lamp on the desktop and accessories, Ralph Lauren Home; board game, Aerin, Galerie 46. On the wall are photographs of Brookpace, Galerie 46.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Vera divided the kitchen and the corridor with glass doors, which not only fulfill their functional role, but also let light into a darker hall. The classic dining area with a soft terracotta sofa and calm art, which, according to Vera, adds the final touches of the “St. Petersburg spirit” to the interior, is adjacent to a modern black kitchen set in an arched niche – it serves as an allusion to the theater curtain, behind which “exquisite family recipes hide”. 

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

Kitchen. Dining table, Cattelan Italia; sofa and curbstones, Rooma Design; chairs, Cazarina Interiors; chandelier, Any-Home; sconces, Handle Studio; Aerin vases, Galerie 46. On the wall is a painting by Louis Henno from the L.E.Store gallery. The doors, Aleph, are made according to the designer’s sketches.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

Kitchen. Kitchen set, Aster; dining table, Cattelan Italia; chairs, Cazarina Interiors; chandelier, Any-Home; Aerin vases, Galerie 46. On the wall is a painting by Louis Henno from the L.E.Store gallery. The doors, Aleph, are made according to the designer’s sketches.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Vera likes to add interesting color accents to the interior — in the bedroom it’s a red wall behind the headboard. Despite the small area of the room, there was a place for a separate closet for storing light silk dresses and negligees of the hostess. Privacy is provided by mirrored doors, which by design echo glass doors in other areas. 

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

Bedroom. Bed and bedside tables, Tomasella; bed linen, Amalia Home Collection; dressing table and armchair, Cazarina Interiors; chandelier, Handle Studio; table lamps, Luxury Design; accessories, Ralph Lauren Home, Galerie 46; doors, Aleph, made according to the designer’s sketches.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

Bedroom. Bed, Tomasella; bed linen, Amalia Home Collection; chandelier, Handle Studio; Table lamps, Luxury Design; accessories, Ralph Lauren Home, Galerie 46.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

A fragment of the bedroom. Bedside tables, Tomasella; dressing table and armchair, Cazarina Interiors; table lamps, Luxury Design; accessories, Ralph Lauren Home, Galerie 46.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

STORAGE SYSTEMS 

In the original layout there was neither a wardrobe nor a laundry room, and the long corridor was too narrow. The designer managed to visually unload it and place the built-in storage systems there. Two small wardrobes for outerwear were installed at the entrance, and the main wardrobe is located on the way to the main bathroom. 

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

Hallway. Sconces, Handle Studio; art object, Cazarina Interiors; paints, Manders.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

BATHROOMS 

Before the renovation, there were no doors in the main bathroom, and the ceiling was lower due to the built-in mezzanine. Vera returned the height to the space, lined the walls with black granite and balanced the dark finish with a snow-white floor and gold elements — as a result, the bathroom became the most “elegant” room in the entire apartment.

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

The main bathroom. Poof, Any-Home; portrait by Mi hail Babut from L.E.Store gallery. There is granite on the walls; the lighting is custom-made according to the designer’s sketches.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Tatiana Gedike

Квартира недалеко от Эрмитажа, 90 м²

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