“It’s such a cliché, what Russians want,” Anatoly says. “A lot of working-class people got very wealthy, and they wanted their interiors to show that off. That’s not the case any more; people appreciate good design. We call it understated luxury.”[.....]
I come from a family of technically minded people but I always had a creative streak; my childhood dream was to be an architect, like my grandfather! Despite my creative interests I went on to study computer science at University but it wasn’t long before I was drawn to interior design. I started freelancing for clients in Russia and knew immediately it was what I wanted to do. Having grown up in post-soviet Russia, I’m constantly inspired by European design and architecture, even more so now that I live in London.[.....]
What distinguishes contemporary architecture above all else is clear, linear shape and large windows. Cold materials such as concrete are often used as a styling element. The difficulty is, therefore, to “warm up” environment. We explain which materials and design strategies are suitable for this. Interior design studio Black & Milk created a very successful scheme in modern space in a London apartment…[.....]
London-based studio Black & Milk has used a neutral colour scheme with rich textures to upgrade the interior of a property completed last year in London's Hampstead.