The apartments are located in a building built in the late 19th century, which is a regional historical monument. At one time, the inventor of the radio A.S. Popov, landscape painter N.N. Dubrovsky and other prominent figures of science and art.
The apartments are modernly renovated, but the historical spirit of the building is preserved. The design idea for the hotel was in the air. For residents of St. Petersburg and guests, the city is most often associated with gray: it is a foggy sky, lead channels and rivers, but we wanted to show how colorful St. Petersburg actually is, how many colors it shimmers when the sun appears. Indeed, even during the construction of the city, Peter I ordered to paint the facades of Petersburg houses with bright colors, just in order to compensate for the dark colors of a difficult climate.
The hotel lobby reflects the usual perception of the city. Cold gray prevails here. Mirrors with facets form a pattern resembling bare tree trunks, on the floor there is a traditional, old building, metlakh tile, the layout of which echoes both mirrors and ceiling suspensions.
The sun and color come to the fore as soon as we get directly into the apartment. Here, cheerful and warm yellow, and pacifying emerald, and complex ink, which is so reminiscent of the thick evening St. Petersburg sky.
Three of the four apartments are decorated with a colored frieze, the so-called decorative composition in the form of a horizontal strip - a technique often found in pre-revolutionary design. Further, the picture took shape literally by itself, and now the room was completely transformed, filled with color, light and warmth.
In addition to the frieze, a hint of the hotel's historical past is given by the floor laid out by the "French Christmas tree", moldings on the walls, metlach tiles, as well as several stylized items, such as the underframe from the old Singer sewing machine, which we use as the underframe for a sink in one of the bathrooms.