Cottage in the village Monteville
A country house in the cottage village of Monteville, located in the west of the Moscow region, is not the first project that TB.Design studio makes for these customers. The designers started working at the moment when the owners had just approved the architectural design of the house, ordered from another design bureau.
Thanks to this, we had enough time to create a thoughtful individual design project. In style and color, the family considered the interior in the style of a calm American classic. The deep natural shades and soft lines of silhouettes characteristic of this design direction perfectly harmonize with the geometry of the glued timber chalet. The owners of the house, a couple with two school-age daughters, love a quiet holiday in the Moscow region with family and friends. Guests often come to them, parents stay, so the house has a large common area, under which almost the entire first floor is given, and a guest bedroom.
Planning solution of the 1st floor
The floor planning solution has practically not changed – the original layout of the house from the Stroyhouse company has been thought out very well. The utility rooms are located closest to the front door: a boiler room with a separate entrance from the street, a dressing room, a utility pantry, a laundry room. This is done in order to save living spaces from unnecessary load in the form of bulky storage systems. Also, from the far part of the corridor, divided into two parts by a light glass partition, you can go to a compact guest bathroom and a cinema room combined with a winter garden.
The common area occupies most of the ground floor area. The heart of the house is a two-light living room with an area of fifty square meters, in which ten to twelve people can easily fit around a TV and a wood-burning fireplace. The visual center of the room is a stone–trimmed fireplace, the furnace of which rises to a height of seven meters. The staircase leading to the second floor is located in a niche between the entrance and the main part of the floor. The layout of the dining room is centered: a massive table for twelve people, sideboards for dishes, fresh flowers in tubs. The kitchen set is located with the letter "P" along the walls of the corner room. In the center of the kitchen there is an island combined with a bar counter.
The third, smallest, part of the first floor is the guest room. This is a separate unit consisting of a large bedroom with its own bathroom. It is designed for the wife's parents, who often stay away for a long time.
Planning solution of 2 floors
The second floor is divided into three semantic zones, very similar in content: the master block, the elder block and the younger daughter block. The master bedroom is the largest living room in the house. The bed is located opposite the exit to the balcony, next to it is a chest of drawers and a TV. There was a place in the room for a cozy corner with a floor lamp and an armchair, and for the desktop of the owner of the house. You can go to the master bathroom through a large dressing room. The arrangement of furniture in the master bathroom is unusual: you can go to the built-in podium bath, located by the window, through the through shower area. On the other wall there is a washbasin with two sinks, attached bidets and a toilet.
The daughter blocks are identical in content. Each has a compact dressing room for clothes and personal belongings. The bathroom of the older one is slightly larger and has a window, while the bathroom of the younger girl resembles the guest room on the first floor. In both cases, the choice was made in favor of a shower instead of a bulky bath. The bedrooms have full-size double beds, a sitting area (a sofa under the window or a cozy armchair), a dressing table and, of course, a workplace for studying, because the house will be used for year-round living.
The entrance area is solved in a concise way. It is divided into two parts by a carved partition made of wood and stained glass. Closer to the entrance, the floor is lined with Equipe Art Nouveau granite, imitating the pattern of cement tiles. One of the walls, to which the seat is attached, is partially finished with wallpaper, Architect, and wall panels made of painted MDF. On the contrary, between the doors to the dressing room and the pantry, there is a console for small things and a mirror. All the doors in the house are light, in a classic style, except for the panel on the front door of a muted ash-blue shade. The walls of glued beams are tinted in a light beige shade while preserving the structure of the tree. The ceiling is decorated with beams of dark wood. Light in classical style, Freya, Odeon Light.
In the staircase hall on the floor there is an engineering board made of oak, Finex Floors. The staircase made of painted MDF with panels and carved oak railings in classic American style is made to order according to the drawings of the studio designers. In order not to overdo it with wood, the walls enclosing the guest block were left smooth, painted with water-based paint. The area opposite the hall is highlighted with Architect wallpaper, similar to the hallway, and a full-length mirror.
A separate home cinema room is designed in the house. In the work on this room, special attention was paid to the competent wiring of the electrical and low-current network, for which a separate contractor was involved. Instead of a sofa, it was decided to purchase comfortable poufs-"bags". Special attention is paid to the ceiling: the coffered structure with dimmable lighting creates the atmosphere of a real cinema, along with glowing veneered panels on the walls and carpet on the floor.
The living room is the most important room in the house. Its semantic and visual center is the fireplace. It is located in the zone of the second light, its box lined with natural slate, in which the insulated chimney pipe is sewn, rises to a height of more than seven meters. The box has a built-in firebox, a shelf for the receiver and other equipment, over which the TV hangs. The furnace itself is taken out a little sideways and lined with marble of two varieties. The fireplace is angular: it can be seen from three sides, including from the kitchen-dining room.
The soft group is designed for gatherings in the company of relatives and friends. Furniture, sofas and armchairs in the English style of the Roy Bosch factory are grouped in such a way that the fireplace and TV are clearly visible from them. Coffee and side tables and decor are selected live in Moscow salons, a console for table lamps to order according to designers' sketches, brass and walnut veneer. The centric layout of the living room is emphasized by the floor covering: along the perimeter of the furniture group there is a wide edging of porcelain stoneware with a marble pattern, Atlas Concorde. Otherwise, on the floor in the common area there is an engineering board of a shade of dark oak, Finex Floors. Otherwise, the color scheme is neutral, based on nuanced combinations of warm shades of wood: light for walls, contrasting on beams and in furniture. The accent is textiles and small inclusions of brass in the wall panels and decor.
The dining room is designed in a single key with the kitchen and living room. The dining group for twelve people is allocated with a floor covering: this is granite with the texture of carrara marble, bounded by a curly dark edging, Atlas Concorde. The table itself is made of oak, in classic American style, with a thick table top and a massive carved base. In contrast, light chairs in light upholstery are selected. Three spherical crystal lamps hanging strictly in the center of the table are selected as lighting. Showcases for dishes made of white MDF stand out against the background of accent painting of the walls behind them. A light, airy atmosphere was achieved, among other things, due to the absence of the usual radiators hidden in the floor.
Classic American cuisine was a special wish of the owners of the house. The set is made in a premium carpentry workshop according to studio sketches made of white MDF, with curly panels, stained glass, decorative columns and a wide cornice. The central section, where the plate is located, is additionally distinguished due to its height. The layout is centered, the headset is located on three sides of the room around the central island, which allows you to maximize the use of useful space. The refrigerator, stove and sink form a convenient working triangle. All other household appliances are built into a column in the opposite corner of the kitchen.
The kitchen island deserves special attention. In contrast to the rest of the furniture, it is made in dark oak, but in the same style: with a carved quartz agglomerate countertop, column inserts. Above the table there are accent lamps – "eggs" made of handmade glass. The island is also a bar counter, where it is convenient to have a quick breakfast or drink a glass of wine before dinner. The set is made to order according to the sketches of the studio, it is manufactured by a Russian carpentry workshop. The floor pattern repeats the ornament in the dining room.
Eldest daughter's Nursery
The children's room of the eldest daughter is solved in a more active color key. The girl leads an active life: in addition to school, she goes in for sports, loves gatherings with friends. Her bedroom is designed in the style of American classics, like other rooms in the house, but with the addition of an accent burgundy, blue and purple shade. By the bed, a carved headboard is selected. The workplace – a freestanding white table and a comfortable chair in velour upholstery – stand in front of the window. The other window has a seating area: a small sofa surrounded by symmetrical open shelves for books and decor. This area is additionally accentuated by bright hanging lamps, Lampatron. At the wall between the doors to the bathroom and the dressing room there is a dressing table with a mirror and a pouf
Eldest daughter's bathroom
The bathroom at the children's eldest daughter is solved in a similar color scheme with the bedroom, only a little more saturated. Natural light coming from the window makes the room airy and light, which is emphasized by the absence of internal partitions, with the exception of a glass shower curtain. On the floor is large-format porcelain stoneware, Arcana Les Bijoux. Part of the walls are made of wood, in light stain, part is finished with tiles, Equipe Village, in light blue, red and gray shades. Faucets and sanitary ware Grohe, Jacob Delafon. The appearance of the room is complemented by a ceiling painted in light peach color and a banquette under the window.
Nursery and bathroom of the youngest daughter
The color scheme of the younger daughter's bedroom is more delicate, and the room itself is "girlish" in atmosphere. Delicate pink and peach shades prevail, combined with warm tones of wood on the walls and floor. A board, Finex Floors, a bed with a round headboard. The wall behind the bed is accented with floral print wallpaper, Respace. Their shade is supported in bedside tables made of solid pine with carved legs. Other built-in furniture is made to order according to sketches and drawings of designers at the carpentry production studio. As in the sister's room, there is a lounge chair in lavender velour and a small dressing table with a pouf and a mirror. The room has its own dressing room and bathroom.
This bathroom is smaller than the older sister's bathroom and has no window. Its color scheme is slightly more contrasting: light beige walls, white ceiling and dark gray floor. On the walls in the wet zone there is a mosaic of pink, gray and white shades. The floor is porcelain stoneware, Italon, the rest of the walls are painted with smooth water-based paint. Faucets and sanitary ware Grohe, Jacob Delafon.
The master bedroom is designed in a classic, slightly solemn way. This is especially facilitated by the high pitched ceiling, sewn with white clapboard. The entrance area is covered with a panel, the pattern of which repeats the pattern of the English wallpaper Cole & Son behind the headboard. At the panel, exactly in the center between the doors to the corridor and the dressing room, a console for small things, La Redoute. Along the walls there is a compact workplace of the owner of the house and a place to relax: an armchair with a blue pouf, a side table on a brass frame. Opposite the bed, there is an exit to the terrace, decorated with curtains with ornaments in shades of blue. A mirrored chest of drawers, La Redoute, and a matching carpet complement the look of the room. They decided to abandon the classic chandelier in favor of directional spot light and stylish suspensions.
The master bathroom is made in warm shades of milk, beige and brown. The texture of the floor and walls reflects natural marble. Granite with such a pattern, Atlas Concorde Marvel Dream, was deliberately selected in a large format to emphasize the area of the room. The wall behind the pedestal is decorated with mosaics from the same collection. The cabinet itself is in a classic style, in a chocolate-colored oak veneer with a table top made of natural carrara marble, made to order specifically for this project. Toilet and bidet in classic style, Cezares. Faucets for the sink and shower system, Boheme. The bathtub, Riho, is built into the podium right under the window