To the bath complex in Moscow region, designed by designer Maria Vodolatskaya, moved some of the things from the house and apartment of customers.

Living room. Leather sofa bought in the “Grande”; coffee tables designed by Indrzhiha Galabala, 1930s, from the gallery “Drake”.Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Designer Maria Vodolatskaya had an interest in Soviet furniture in her youth. “But then I was very shy about it. When everyone got rid of it, on the contrary, I thought that if I repainted the frames and changed the upholstery, it would be cool”” she says. Having received a professional design education, Maria remembered her old love and in 2014 was the first in Russia has engaged in the rehabilitation of Soviet furniture by launching the Drake project. It was the love of Soviet aesthetics that brought Vodolatskaya closer to Ekaterina Akhuzina, the owner of this bath complex.

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Living room. The fireplace portal was ordered from the company “Danila Master”; carpet, MarkPatlisStudio; porcelain sculptures from the customer’s collection.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Ekaterina wanted the interior of the complex to resemble the atmosphere of Soviet sanatoriums more than traditional Russian baths. So there was a mosaic panel based on the paintings of Alexander Deineka and white tiles. “I remember when I was just starting to do interior design, I didn’t understand the charms of white tiles and decided for myself that when I could appreciate its aesthetics, then I would grow up as a designer,” says Vodolatskaya. Having got into this space for the first time and literally stunned by the white tiled walls, Maria realized that the moment had come.

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Living room. Leather sofa bought in the “Grande”; coffee tables designed by Indrzhiha Galabala, 1930s, from the gallery “Drake”.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

A fragment of the living room. Above the buffet is Natalia Nesterova’s diptych “Tea Party”; tile, “Artmoment”.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

A fragment of the living room. The medallions were made by the sculptor Vitaly Kazansky.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

The area of the bath complex is 1000 m2. There are three floors: the first one is occupied by a swimming pool, showers, a massage room, a steam room, a hammam and a living room, upstairs there is a library and three bedrooms, and in the basement there is a smoking room, a billiard room and a wine cellar. Ekaterina started doing interior design herself, but after meeting Vodolatskaya, they continued together. Many interior items have already been here, some have been bought, and some have been found in the owner’s stocks (Ekaterina likes to invent new uses for old furniture), so the decor turned out to be eclectic. A carved fireplace portal, a crystal chandelier, leather sofas, plaster medallions, palm trees in tubs are adjacent to the same white tile. Such splendor organically fit into the concept of the Soviet sanatorium. “At first, all these items surprised me, but then I remembered about the Soviet sanatorium closed to ordinary citizens in the Crimea, where I happened to visit and even sleep on the same bed where Leonid Ilyich slept — the atmosphere there was luxurious,” says Maria.

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Two-light pool area. On the mezzanine there is a recreation area with a library. The blue shade for the walls and ceiling was “borrowed” from the mosaic panel.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Pool area. Mosaic panel based on the paintings of Alexander Deineka made by the masters of “Artmoment”; the walls are painted with paint, Argile.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Steam room. In addition to the sauna, there is also a hammam in the complex.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Vodolatskaya loves and knows how to work with color, but at first such boldness even scared the owner of the bath complex. “One day she walked into an almost empty bedroom with rich terracotta walls and said, “Well, you’re freaking out”” But I suggested she wait for the finale. Now this is her favorite room”” says the designer. We are talking about the bedroom, where a painting by Dmitry Shorin hangs above the bed, which set the color scheme of the space. Ekaterina Akhuzina collects paintings “with the Soviet spirit”, and some works from her house and apartment have moved here. Clouds with panels in the pool gave color to the walls on the first and second floors, the sculpture of a girl with a paddle, according to the designer, “seemed to materialize from the created atmosphere”, a panel with spinners appeared in the staircase hall, and Lenin’s profile above the entrance to the steam room, it seems, always hung like that. “I enjoyed working on this project, it expanded my consciousness—” Maria admits. – Ekaterina and I managed to domesticate a large space. Everyone who gets here is in no hurry to leave””

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

One of the three bedrooms. On the wall is the work of Dmitry Shorin; bed, One & Home; bed linen, AtelierTati; the walls are painted with paint, Argile.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Library. Vintage wicker peacock chair from the collection of Evgenia Kudryavtseva; sofa and banquette bought in “Grande”; Dmitry Shorin painting; lamps, IKEA.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

Банный комплекс в Подмосковье по проекту Марии Водолацкой

Hallway. The walls are painted with paint, Argile; the lamp, factory232; the hanger is made to order.

Photo: Sergey Ananyev; stylist: Natalia Onufreychuk

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