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CovetED Exclusive Interview with Nadya ZotovaMonday 5 June 2017
“Enjoy Home”, an architectural and interior design studio based in Moscow, is one of the most recognisable in the Russian market. Primarily due to the integral and unique history, clear marketing positioning and constant work on self-improvement. But most of all it is known thanks to an accurate and original design style of its founder – Nadya Zotova.
Interior designer Nadya Zotova finished the British Higher School of Design, had her internship at Sotheby’s School in New York. She is a popular author in various Russian design magazines and blogs about décor. Nadya Zotova is an expert in decorating and master in mixing colours of space. She has excellent taste, combining its interiors different stylistic directions and historical periods. Let’s meet her team and recent interior project in Moscow.
“Enjoy Home” is a team of 12 young design lovers who chose to work with different directions, combine different motives and find unconventional and beautiful solutions. Design – is their passion, a way of life, and therefore each new project brings new inspirational ideas and concepts.
In a continuous search of the people, places and objects that inspire, Enjoy Home team organised creative design-trips. This unique Design Travel project helps Russian designers to find out, what is important in the design world, where to buy a piece of art and how to bring into the interior that same dream dresser from a flea market in Paris. Enjoy Home also managing studio and carpentry workshop, where they create handmade furniture.
The project | Apartment in Moscow, 80 m²
When a small apartment falls into the hands of a responsible designer, the first thing he should do – be concerned about the future comfort of client and be focused on functionality. But if the owners of the apartments are artistic and easy-going people, always prepared for any experiments, the designer will not miss a chance add some ideas.
Initially, the apartment was a typical example of “stalinka” (architecture style of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933 and 1955, is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture): a narrow hallway, a small kitchen, bathroom and WC separated.
During the process of redevelopment designer used every square meter and as a result a bedroom acquired with a wardrobe, in the living room she found a place for a large dining table, and the corridor lost his area in order to expand spacious bathroom. The owners of apartment, who often work at home, also received a personal cabinet.
The colour palette of apartments is built on deep blues and provocative shades of yellow that play with each other in every way. The Brightly coloured living room literally exploding in the small kitchen area, but then it switches to a half-whisper in the next room and newly discloses in the bedroom in a gentle flower theme.
Geometric prints on carpets and textiles in the living room and bedroom are responsible for a dynamic in the interior. The cabinet is decorated with discreet vintage stripes and cells. The apartment’s atmosphere is a mix of typical forms particular characteristic of American furniture and vintage style.
For lighting, the apartment was equipped with Ella suspension lamp, designed and produced by the Portuguese company DelightFULL. Chosen by the designer, Ella is a masterpiece that stands out for its sober lines and its simplicity. A style icon of the ﬁfties and sixties perfectly suitable for a living room in the small apartment. A unique ceiling ﬁxture handmade in brass with 15 arms and aluminium lampshades.
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