Darling Little Flat: Charming Home Series

Flat – an apartment or suite of rooms on one level. Today I’m happy to show you this darling little flat across the seas, residing in Russia. The designer is Tatiana Ivanova who was a chemist until the right side of her brain took over. Good thing she changed careers because today’s home tour is truly charming.

One thing you’ll notice while touring this apartment – colors and tones remain consistent from room to room. Maintaining a similar color scheme throughout creates the illusion of larger rooms. Your eye flows from room to room without any jarring change of color or intensity of hue. The charming breakfast nook sets the tone for a soft palette.

Traditional Kitchen in Small FlatPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

Would you mind a small kitchen if it looked as cute as this one? Small details like the design of the cabinets, the softly patterned Roman shade, the tile back splash – all give this space a truly custom look.

Traditional Kitchen in Small FlatPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

Traditional Kitchen EssentialsPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

A vintage wall clock lends character on the wall by the breakfast table.

Vintage Kitchen ClockPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

A built-in hallway cabinet provides oodles of storage – a treasured commodity in a darling little flat.

Traditional Hallway with Built-In CabinetPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

Soft colors continue on into the living room with a pretty striped wing chair.

Traditional Living Room with Striped Wing ChairPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

Small-scale furniture helps free up floor space. Traffic patterns become more important in smaller homes.

Traditional Living RoomPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

A nightstand with drawers and oval stacking boxes create additional storage for a pretty bedroom in neutral tones.

Traditional Bedroom in Soft TonesPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

A second bedroom wears the same soft tones. Pretty wallpaper lends individuality.

Traditional Bedroom in Soft GraysPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

An elegant French chair cozies up in a corner to create a bedroom reading nook.

Reading Nook in Gray BedroomPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

 

Even the bathroom is filled with character and charm!

Traditional Bathroom in Cream TonesPhoto by Татьяна Иванова I Interior Designer & Decorator

You can see more of this darling little flat over at Houzz.

 

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Comments

  1. Loved the flat! Do you have any condo/home tours for those of us who live in smaller spaces?

  2. I’ve always wanted to do a bathroom with large tile on the walls just like the bathroom shown here. This little flat proves smaller can be better. How inspiring. Thanks!

  3. Very nicely done, appealing.

  4. Some people have a gift of putting everything in a perfect place. This flat is so lovely and charming. I could move right in. Those pastries made me hungry!

  5. Marlene Stephenson says

    It’s amazing how some people can make a home seem not so small but very cozy. You can certainly tell it is a home and not just a place to live. Thanks Jennifer for a lovely tour.

  6. A great tour of a beautiful small home. Such interesting objects of decor make the lack of color less noticiable. I found the living room a bit too bland, but then only one wall was shown of that room. Not what we think of when we think of Russian living spaces, but this flat would be a hit anywhere.

  7. Cheryl Major says

    For such a small place it had so much character. I was for ever placeing too big of furniture in a small room and it took forever for me to realize how it affected the natural flow. The small flat sure was cozy and appealing.

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