St. Petersburg, Russia
The meeting was fateful.
When Kateryna Ananyeva, the pastry chef and mastermind of Opetit, embarked on her search for a designer for the project of her first coffee and confectionery shop, she noticed my Instagram account and my website. When she saw that I share her love of France and I am a connoisseur of the French style in interiors, she wrote me an email. This is how our collaboration and friendship began.
We came up with the concept quickly; it is based on the style of contemporary Parisian cafés. Only a few bright elements but more interesting solutions.
The emphasis was made upon the following: a large fireplace portal with a mirror in the center of the main hall, the bar, the chandelier and the “elevator shaft” right at the entrance.
The monochromatic colors of the interior design were not chosen by accident. The cafe has one large room and tall ceilings. Huge windows create a feeling of air and space, and we wanted to maintain and enhance this natural effect. It is a great luck to find such premises in St. Petersburg! We unanimously decided not to have curtains on the windows, painted the walls white, had staircase leading to the second level remain as open as possible, and emphasized the steps with black edging.
“You might have a dream,
We do have the K’s”
K2 INTERIOR DESIGN S.R.L.
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