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Small apartment featuring Scandinavian minimalism in Russia

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This compact one bedroom apartment is a mixture of Japanese and Scandinavian minimalism, designed by INT2 Architecture, located in Saint-Petesburg, Russia. With a limited budget, this 667 square foot (62 square meters) home was decorated with plenty of inspired creativity, mixing DIY furnishings and accessories to create an artful aesthetic. The interior spaces were separated into a living room with kitchen and dining area, hallway, bedroom, bathroom and a balcony. The front entryway hall features a spacious dressing room just off the living area. A wall of aggregate concrete blocks separates the living room from the dressing room, which acts as not only a media wall, but natural ventilation and light can filter into the space. The designers used inexpensive and readily available materials, such a painting walls, pine flooring, white ceramic tiles and birch plywood. Concrete was already existent on the hallway floor, ceiling and balcony, which was covered with a protective varnish.

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Some of the furnishings and accessories were retrofitted on the spot by the design team, such as: plywood boxes along the windows, dining table and chairs, chest of chests of drawers in the lounge area and the bedroom, bedside tables, lamps, clothes rail, shelves in the kitchen and in the dressing room, sliding doors, lampshades for the lamps, table under the bathroom sink, holders for toilet paper and towels in the bathroom.

Are you inspired by the unique handiwork of INT2 architecture? So are we, that is why we have featured several of their projects here on 1 Kindesign for you to draw ideas from, check out some popular ones:

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What We Love: The mix of DIY furnishings and IKEA to create a home that although minimalist, still manages to feel cozy and very charming. The concrete block partition wall in the living room not only serves a purpose, it is also very eye-catching. There are so many creative details, there is a lot of budget-friendly ideas to pick up inspiration from. Enjoy!

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Photos: Courtesy of INT2 architecture

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