Welcome to Moscow, a city filled with architectural testaments to luxury, with charming residential pre-revolutionary buildings that stand in contrast to the austere block buildings and Stalin-era apartments of the 20th century. With grand facades and antique entrances that give you a taste of Moscow’s unique character and history, it’s easy to imagine how these homes can inspire and ignite creative flare.
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It was like that for Veronica Sudnikova, an interior designer based in Russia who designed this luxurious apartment, lovingly referred to as Birds. Inspired by a photograph of a flock of birds, Veronica created a unique space that cleverly represents their natural surroundings. “Colour is very important, and I’m always very attentive to the selection of textures and shades,” says Veronica of her take on styling. “I like to use many patterns, but in my interiors, I mix them with great attention to harmony.”
Every room here in the Birds apartment is expertly infused with colours reminiscent of the four seasons. Summer brights such as natural woods and sky blues are used throughout to enhance a sense of openness. Winter favourites, like forest green and navy blue, help to add depth to the sitting and dining room, while hints of burnt orange are used to inject a touch of autumn to the bedroom. The apartment features patterns that ensure the natural rhythm of the outdoors, with stylised motifs of landscapes and leaves featured on the carpets, curtains and wallpapers, chosen to evoke a sense of movement.
The black Duke Suspension Lamp artistically conveys birds in flight. Located in the dining room the suspension piece by DelightFULL is considered “the most important decorative item” in the home, attests Veronica. It’s clear the lamp helped to spark a theme, as many of the light fittings also seem to represent Veronica’s feathered muse.
The Birds apartment combines colour, texture and symbolism perfectly to create a luxe space that effectively represents the client’s needs and the designer’s vision. Veronica Sudnikova’s designs transport you into her vast world of colour and innovation to take you on a journey. This glimpse at her creative mind is inspiring, which is why her style is unique and loved the world over.
“Colour is very important, and I’m always very attentive to textures and shades” – Interior Designer, Veronica Sudnikova.
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Words: Thea Rowan | Photography: Sergey Ananyev