It’s hard not to smile when you come across a space like this one in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Thoughtfully designed and packed with vibrant color, the small studio apartment — a cozy 335 square feet — includes a collection of vintage and modern lighting, artwork, Soviet-era pottery, and pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, old and new. Take a look to see how its owner, Rustam Babayev, creates harmony in one room that must be all things: workspace, living room, kitchen, and bedroom.
Rustum’s biggest indulgence: his vintage Eames Molded Armchair from the early 1950s.
A white Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with an “Eiffel Tower” wire base balances the bold color of the room’s surroundings.
An Eames Hang-It-All stands watch over the area dedicated to working and living.
More white seating, this time in the kitchen area, using a pair of Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs with wood dowel bases.