Irakli Zaria Interiors
A worldly mix in Moscow
Contrast can make a space more exciting, but only when it’s paired with another foundation of great design: control. Irakli Zaria brings both tools to the table in this opulent Moscow apartment, whose owners wanted a setting suitable both for parties and for cozy family life. That binary brief was the starting point for Zaria’s eclectic scheme. “The infusion of abstract art into a calm and restrained space makes it more vibrant and sensual,” says the Russian designer, who sourced furniture and objects for the living room from around the world — on 1stDibs and elsewhere. The antique French mantelpiece from Marc Maison gallery holds a plaster bas-relief sculpture by Philippe Anthonioz; the marquetry screen is by Moscow cabinetmaker ArsenyVo. Zaria’s favorite piece? The 13th-century stone Buddha. Contrast and control.
“The main goal every time is to achieve a perfect balance between new and old, neutral and colorful.”
— Irakli Zaria