The Russian Victorian folk houses have several similarities to their western counterparts. They both were built from around 1870 to 1910. They both were one or two stories high and both were identified by their intricate decorative detail. But what I find so remarkable is that some have remained in the same Russian family for generations and consequently, the interiors are layered with history and memories.
Here large water-color paintings are merely thumb-tacked into the wall above a sofa-bed. I love the assortment of pillows- no two alike!
Flowers plucked from outside enhance an already bright yet simple dining room.
The kitchen brick walls and cupboards all get a coat of cool blue paint.
Notice the casual mix of patterns and colors for this bedroom.
(Photos- Tim Walker for Casa Vogue)
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