Angelina Askeri Designs An Eclectic Art-Filled Moscow Apartment
For Polina Askeri, a gallery owner and social media influencer in Moscow, there is no one better than her own sister to design an apartment that matches her taste. “She really likes quirky objects and unusual pieces,” shares Angelina Askeri, founder and principal of her namesake interior design firm. Drawing inspiration from the many shades of blue in the sea and Jean-Michel Frank’s apartment for Nelson Rockefeller, Angelina combined Polina Askeri’s love for both the simplicity of nature and the extravagance of art for a one-of-a-kind home.
Sourcing objects for the apartment, Angelina Askeri reached vendors and manufacturers from across the world, all from the comfort of her own office. Between Polina Askeri’s contacts in the art world, the vast assortment of pieces on auction sites like 1stdibs and social media, where emerging designers tend to share work, the eclectic furnishings and décor reflect both women’s creative drive. The colorful chairs in the kitchen, for example, Angelina Askeri sourced from a young Turkish designer during a casual scroll through Instagram.
With a background in fine arts, Angelina Askeri sketched the designs for pieces she could not otherwise find to match her sister’s specific vision. The living room’s focal point, a non-functioning fireplace with a TV that emerges from the top, reflects the dynamism of the ocean’s waves with a paisley-like design set in plaster, Angelina Askeri first drew up. Overall, art is central to this project; from displaying the sketches of Marc Chagall and Yayoi Kusama, sculptures by Jeff Koons and KAWS, and bringing her own drawings to life, Angelina Askeri created a space that reflects her sister’s artful life.