Moscow designer Alexander Kozlov uses minimalism and functionality to adorn this family home with country charm

JAN 25, 2021 | By Raashi Dev
A Kirill Basalaev artwork from Art Brut Moscow dominates the living room. Also seen are a 101 Copenhagen lamp from L’appartement; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov
On the other end of the living room are a Minotti coffee table, pair of round Cassina tables, upholstered benches from B&B Italia and a chandelier from Arteriors; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov
The children's room features beds in Sahco fabric, neon signs from Homeneon, Gubi lights, Nobilis curtains, chair and lamp from &Tradition, rug from Morocco and an artificial plant from Treez Collection; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov
View of the elegant and minimalist master bath; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

Moscow bred design icon Alexander Kozlov is a pioneer in architecture that’s rooted in functionality to provide swift performance yet sleek visuals. As someone who has always been passionate about the disciplines of art and design, Kozlov never shies away from challenges.

His latest work of art is a house occupied by a family of four, including two young boys, who value time spent together. It is nestled in a quaint little corner, surrounded by a pine forest on three sides. And Kozlov turned it into a mellow paradise for relaxed family time. 

A connoisseur of classical architecture, Kozlov always uses symmetrical arrangements and classical tones to adorn his work with a timeless core. The primary concept revolved around optimal comfort and ample flow of natural light (there are no curtains!)

The living room features seaters by Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni&С and a dramatic rug designed by Alexander Kozlov and made by Riviere Rugs; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

The house features an open layout, crafted as a hybrid of function and volume. Cushy couches in the living room are the focal point; their tones and silhouettes serve as the fulcrum for the decor. The dining room opens out to a terrace, while the kitchen is planned in a way that the family can cook and eat together as often as they like.

A Meridiani table, vintage lamp from Oluce and Gubi chair in Dedar fabric grace this nook; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

Kozlov describes, “We’d initially planned a home office on the lower level earlier. But we decided to turn that space into a kids’ playroom. The office is arrange on the floor above, where the library’s shelving unit conceals it. In fact, another concealed door on this level leads to a guest room.”

The naturally lit dining area uses Carl Hansen chairs and artworks sourced from the Art Brut Moscow gallery; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

The floor above features pristine white doors, in keeping with the colour palette of the home, where vibrant pieces of furniture and sculptures add a pop of colour. Art is strategically placed against clean backdrops to encourage creativity in the young children.

A PH Collection desk, Onecollection chair, sculpture from Alexander Khomutov, lamp from L’appartement, Ben Abounassif painting and a rug from Morocco make up the home office; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

Kozlov’s quintessential feature is his desire to create details and combine varied colours, textures and materials. His interiors are special because a lot of the decor such as rugs, lamps, different panels, furniture items are bespoke designs created by him. He opts for expertly curated vintage items from across the globe. 

The bookcase by Kozlov pairs excellently with the Gorn winding stairway, a vintage armchair from Tomato at NG Gallery and vintage lamp from Repeat Story; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov

“As a whole, the interiors are designed to be functional and clean…such that every single possession has its own place in this house,” concludes Kozlov.

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The walk-in wardrobe by Kozlov features a carpet from the Tim Page collection, chairs from Vintage Alky by Giancarlo Piretti, upholstered with Dedar fabric; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov


The master bed from B&B Italia is upholstered with fabric from Nobilis. Accessories include bedside tables from Worlds Away, Jonathan Adler lamps, Molteni&С seater, 101 Copenhagen coffee table from GK Concept, Dedar curtains and wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov


Shelving from String, a vintage lamp from Super designed by Martine Bedin and an Original Memphis Milano, 1979 from Palisander share space in the kids’ bedroom; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov


The bathroom is fitted with marble from Calacatta Vagli, Michael Anastassiades lights, Vola Denmark faucet and a sink from Antonio Lupi; Photographs courtesy Alexander Kozlov