Interior of the Country House in Jurmala

Interior design · 160 sq m

Jurmala. Latvia · 2022

The country house is located on the Baltic Sea coast in Jurmala.
In 1940, a small one-story house was built there with the purpose of spending summer holidays. It had three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a large outdoor terrace overlooking the pine forest.

Over time, the house was being rebuilt, with the second floor constructed.

In 2021, the final reconstruction of the house was launched. The house intended to accommodate a family of five people for the permanent residence required more space.

An architect in charge of the renovation of the house had an open terrace attached to the house and the second floor raised along the whole outline of the building. So, the second floor houses now an additional children's room, a spacious master bedroom, a bathroom and a dressing room.

In the process of the interior's creation, I opted for the introduction of a modern style with special elements to link it to the architecture and history of the house, harmoniously fitting into the surroundings and matching the serenity of the pine forest.
Unfortunately, there had been no original interior items preserved that could be restored and highlighted. I decided to recreate some details that would bring a nostalgic touch to the interior. So, the recreation area in the hall acquired a corner wood-burning fireplace covered with tiles. Also, there were mouldings and high skirting boards made in the style of that time.

I used a variety of natural materials to implement the project, such as wooden elements, stone, brass, and natural clay plaster.

On the first floor, in the kitchen combined with dining and recreation area, I used for flooring wood-like tiles arranged to make a herringbone pattern. The hallway has stone-like tiles. It was a practical solution, since the kitchen has an exit, and it makes the cleaning of the floor easier. The second floor has flooring made of oak parquet boards.