When a family of four took residence in a penthouse apartment on the 25th floor of a new building in Krasnodar, a city on the Kuban River in southwest Russia, interior designer Kristina Uspenieva’s challenges were twofold.
“Such a residence is a privilege, and I knew I must emphasize the status of the owner," she says. "And the functional division of space is very important. It should be convenient for everyone.”
Uspenieva tackled the former by incorporating luxurious marble throughout the 2,475 square feet. In the lobby, she used Arabescato Orobico. “You fall in love with this kind at once,” she says, “it bewitches you.” As did the Soda Homedecor handles on the hallway’s Rimadesio doors, which she finds “incredibly, simply fascinating.”
For the latter, she created divisions with light, including on the 1,100-square-foot terrace, accessible via the living room. “I’m sure it will be a favorite place for parties,” she says, for those privileged enough to score an invite.