Growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia has been a great influence in my design career. Most romantic city with its architecture and history inspires me to this day. Neutral color palette as a background to the details in furniture, fabrics and architectural elements is my main design principle. I also like to design around something that is dear to my client's heart. It becomes a starting point of the design process and evolves into a meaningful and personal space for the homeowner.
A sense of surprise. Any space should catch one’s attention with something unexpected. It adds charm and individuality. It might be an antique wooden ladder in a very modern and sleek space, a chandelier over a coffee table or two colors you’d never think of mixing (how about orange and pink!).
Respect the architecture of the house. Respect the client’s lifestyle. Unify the spaces within the house.
INSPIRATIONS AND INFLUENCES
When I need a burst of inspiration, I get back to my collection of art and architecture books. My biggest inspiration is work of Van Day Truex. Besides his brilliant career as an interior designer, he was a president of Parsons School in New York and a design director at Tiffany for many years. Although he worked during 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, his interiors are modern and inspiring to this day.
ASID Kitchen and Bath Tour 2016
ASID Awards 2015, Singular Space First Place
ASID Showcase House 2014, People's Choice Award
ASID Showcase House 2013
ASID Showcase House 2012
ASID Kitchen and Bath Tour 2012