Irakli Zaria designs a serene and luxury house in Moscow. The property originally built in the 1990s was lacking in both character and emotion.
That was the challenge to the interior designer – to give life to this ordinary building in the neighborhood of Pokrovskoyer-Streshnevo. The owners are long-term clients of Irakli Zaria – a young couple parenting three kids. Before this luxury house in Moscow, Zaria has already designed two apartments for the family – one in London and another in Moscow.
Starting from a fragile and lackluster house, Irakly Zaria turns it into a meaningful property fulfilled with emotion. The finishing of this luxury house in Moscow came at the perfect timing – at the end of March 2020, just right before the mandatory lockdown due to the pandemic.
The building was originally built in the 1990s. The house’s main features are low ceilings and large windows. Even though it has a modernist flair, it isn’t modern architecture. For this reason, the owners felt like the house didn’t have personality. And that was the task of Irakli Zaria – the interior designer was challenged to give life to this emotionless property.
Due to the weather conditions of Moscow, the Russian interior designer combined indoors with outdoors. Moscow is not particularly sunny nor colorful so that the house matches that neutral palette. Irakli Zaria elects a warm tone of grey and a variation of brown hues to enrich the interior of the house. In addition, the interior designer adds suttle yet joyfull pops of color in every room.
To pursue an elegant flair and turn the building into a luxury house in Moscow, Irakli Zaria also uses paneling. The interior designer to panel the walls was essential. Firstly, it adds richness to the original dull architecture. Secondly, it creates a more involving environment, contrasting with the cool temperatures of Moscow. Finally, paneling is a stunning background for art pieces. Since the owners have an impressive collection of post-war art, this paneling was an excellent move from Irakli Zaira.
To decorated the house Irakli Zaria was allowed to style the clients’ collection of post-war art. To it, Zaria adds antique and contemporary pieces. For instance, in the sitting room, a striking electric blue wall mirror pairs with custom-made wool and silk blue carpet designed by the interior designer.
Irakli Zaria finds it crucial to add contemporary features to his interior design projects. However, the interior designer doesn’t appreciate furniture which lacks uniqueness. Therefore, the contemporary pieces were designed by Zaria himself and then handmade in Moscow.
In this manner, around the house, several mid-century furniture pieces are sourced from the United States and Europe. To finish unforgettable rooms, Irakli Zaria designs unique pieces.
Just at the right time, this family was able to spend the lockdown in a brand new luxury house in Moscow, nearby the forest and with a serene atmosphere.
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Source: AD Middle East
Photography: Mikhail Loskutov