In the heart of Moscow’s historic city center, Leyla Uluhanli, of Leyla Uluhanli Interiors, designed her own apartment in wonderful neutral shades and a minimal retro-chic style. Even though the apartment is more than 270 square metres large with four-metre ceilings (13 feet), the aparment still had a little sources of natural light. So, Leyla Uluhanli had to come up with a new floor plan and mirrors.
“We had to increase the number of rooms, while gently combining the new floorplan layout with the refined historic features of the building, such as the classical stucco moldings,” says Leyla Uluhanli.
She used each space carefully, replacing mirrors to reflect more light and to make rooms appear larger and brighter. A good amount of sunlight in any room allows to glance off reflective surfaces.
The living room, lounge area and dining room were brought together into a single open-space decorated with items that save space and make it more harmonious.
The impressive glass doors were created by a Portuguese craftsmen.
Leyla Uluhanli created beautiful clean lines, proportions and details combined with classical decoration, light-colored walls. The classic parquet flooring provide the backdrop for minimalist post-modern furniture, as well as with vintage and antique objects from Leyla’s personal collections.
The interior design of this apartment combines three different stylistic period like: art deco, classical, and American 1960s retro-chic.
Incorporating gold accessories is an easy way to transform a dark space to a brighter space. The simple addition of a gold framed mirror, striped curtains and decorative objects – reflect light and make the whole interior look luxurious and attractive.
The result of Uluhanli’s personal apartment is a glorious contemporary interior combined with soft colors, and a spirit of Parisian and American homes of the mid-20th century.
About Leyla Uluhanli
Established in 2005, the Leyla Uluhanli Interiors studio has gained a reputation for creating flawless interiors. The bureau’s portfolio features projects for the elegant interiors of private residences and public areas all over the world. The Studio’s projects are frequently published in different international magazines such as Elle Decoration, AD, Vogue etc and also as the Cover stories. From her earliest projects through to her current work, Leyla has preferred to use bespoke furniture in her interiors, and over time these pieces have become the basis for a large entire interiors collection. The Leyla Uluhanli Collection brand made its dèbut appearance at the Maison & Objet exhibition in Paris, in 2016. Leyla Uluhanli is the author of “Mosques: Splendors of Islam” book about architecture and interior design of mosques around the world published by Rizzoli New York in end October 2017 and is working on another book on architecture and design now.Source: Leyla Uluhanli, Leyla Uluhanli Interiors
Photography by Stephan Julliard for Leyla Uluhanli
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