Ekaterina, her son Leo and their Welsh Corgi Akiva live in a spacious stalin building with high ceilings. Before the repair, the apartment was two-room with a standard layout: isolated elongated rooms overlooked a dark corridor. The design bureau, with which Catherine began to work, proposed three redevelopment options. The choice ultimately fell on the one in which the apartment became a three-room apartment with a small bedroom, a nursery and a living room combined with an office.
The living room turned out to be without a window, but the hostess decided to make a small narrow window under the ceiling in the bedroom wall - this is how natural light began to get into the room. They also decided to leave the window between the kitchen and the toilet, traditional for Soviet apartments, although the construction team, which was doing the repair, protested and persuaded to remove the relic of the past. It was also decided to leave the original wooden entrance door. It had to be removed, restored, repainted, and then returned to its place.
With the designers parted at the stage of selection of finishing materials. They offered bright color accents on the walls, but future residents wanted to paint them all white. Catherine took up the choice of materials and furniture herself. The repair budget was limited, so most of the furniture in the apartment was from IKEA. The working area, the shelving in the bedroom and the cell shelves in the living room were made in the workshop "Wood Joiner" especially for this apartment. From there, the original wooden handles for cabinets appeared in the apartment. There is also an old grandfather clock - a family heirloom - and several other items from the past: Viennese chairs that were repainted in mint color, and a restored nightstand from the antique market. Along the load-bearing wall from the hallway, they placed book racks on which a small family library is located. Nearby is an open cabinet for shoes throughout the wall.