Flats in Riga in Art Nouveau buildings

Riga takes pride in its historical heritage of Art Nouveau buildings. Flats in Riga Art Nouveau style houses are considered to be of special architectural value, and it is very prestigious to live in a flat in Riga that is located in this style of building. There are more than 100 Art Nouveau buildings of flats in Riga. There is even a museum dedicated to Art Nouveau style in Riga. It is called “Rīgas jūgendstila centrs”. It organises exhibitions both in Riga and outside of the capital. All exhibitions are thematic and related to Art Nouveau style. The museum is located on one of the most famous Art Nouveau streets in Riga – Alberta iela 12.

For example, the 2022 spring exhibition called “Neaizmirstulītes” (translation – scorpion grasses) is dedicated to one of Art Nouveau period’s most popular symbols of love – scorpion grasses were depicted on postcards, poetry books as well as dried flowers were added to love letters. They were also depicted on porcelain tableware, glass and embroidery. Petals of scorpion grasses used to be a common decoration element during Art Nouveau times.

Architects of Art Nouveau flats in Riga

There are a number of architects that have designed Art Nouveau flats in Riga. Among some of the architects such names as Edmunds fon Trompovskis, Jānis Alksnis, Maihails Eizenšteins and Eižens Laube can be mentioned. 

In one of the Art Nouveau flats in Riga now there is the museum “Rīgas jūgendstila centrs“ which once belonged to Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns. The house was designed by the owner himself and the architect Eižens Laube. This museum now is the only one in Baltics that is dedicated to Art Nouveau and the historical heritage of this iconic architecture style. 

What are Art Nouveau flats in Riga like?

To gain a fuller picture of how Art Nouveau flats in Riga look like, it is possible to simply visit the Art Nouveau museum. In the museum, it is possible to see the authentic interior of the Art Nouveau flat (the building itself was built in 1903). The planning of this flat in Riga perfectly mirrors the essence of Art Nouveau.

The planning of the rooms in the museum flat in Riga is rather typical of Art Nouveau apartments. Overall, there are 8 rooms. The living room is the central room of the flat. The living room is the place where guests are invited, and sometimes even dancing and singing takes place. The living room is still as authentic as in 1903 as it has been restored. It can be seen that architects have been inspired from nature, which is characteristic of Art Nouveau style, and there are beautiful decorations made of flowers and daisies. 

There is a separate fireplace room. That is the place where wine was tasted and where discussions about different topics took place. Also in this room, it can be seen that decorations are inspired by nature motives. Only here the motives are no longer floral but dendrological. At the top of the walls, there are motifs of chestnut leaves. 

Among all rooms, the most splendid is the dining room. The furniture is decorated by wood carvings.

The kitchen of this flat in Riga represents how modern technology came into use in the early 20th century. Such new technologies as fridge and stove appeared in the modern Art Nouveau flats in Riga. 

The private part of this apartment includes the bedroom and the maid’s room. In the bedroom, the motif of rose has been used. Rose was one of the most widely-used symbols in Art Nouveau flats in Riga. Also in folk songs, roses are often mentioned. At that time, not only did the maid take care of all the rooms and sew clothes but also worked as a guard as she was the first one to learn if someone uninvited had arrived.

Toilet and bathroom are traditionally separate rooms in Art Nouveau flats in Riga. From the beginning of the 20th century, bathrooms became an integral part of apartments as people started to take more care of their hygiene. At this time, the bath was the symbol of the cleanliness of the body. Toilet with a flush water is a novelty of early 20th century Art Nouveau flats in Riga, and it becomes irreplaceable in the modern flats in Riga. 

Those are pearls, not just flats in Riga!

To conclude, flats in Riga Art Nouveau buildings are real pearls of architecture. This style still remains an inspiration for future generations and is a national heritage that Latvia is proud of. The historical centre of Riga Art Nouveau flats and buildings is also included in UNESCO heritage.

Baltic Watches – exclusive watch store

Switzerland is not known only for its title as the “best country in the world”, also the watches manufactured there have globally been acknowledged as the best ones in the market. Switzerland has set the standards of the watchmaking industry and keeps holding the leading position within the niche. When it comes to watches and choosing the best, undoubtedly the choice goes for the Swiss luxury watches.

 As I wanted to purchase my own high-quality watch, I was looking for a place within Baltic countries where I could find what I was looking for. Among the most recognized Premium class watch brands stand out such names as Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, Rolex and Hublot. Baltic Watches watch store offers watches of these brands both for ladies and gentlemen. Besides, there are many more luxury brands that this store can offer.

Therefore, for all watch lovers out there that are looking for exclusive watches of prestige and quality, I can highly recommend Baltic Watches center in the Old Town of Riga. It is possible to purchase a watch both on the spot and online. Personally, I prefer trying on a watch before I buy one to make sure it really fits and is right for my personality. The address is Jana street 3 – it is located in the very heart of Riga.

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Royal class exclusive earrings

Have you ever wondered what type of jewelry a real life princess would choose? As it was depicted in the movie Diana, she would surely have gone for such high-class brands as Chopard. That is the same brand top models and celebrities wear for the Cannes festival or any other prestige event that attracts worldwide attention. Even the pop queen Rihanna goes for the same brand as you can never go wrong with this one if you are about to step on the red carpet.Exclusive earrings are hand-made by a professional jeweler and they are made of silver and gold with incorporated gemstones. World-wide recognition has been gained by such royal class jewelry makers as the previously mentioned Chopard, along with Boucheron, Cartier, Jewellery and Pasquale Bruni. Those are the brands that create exclusive earrings that are considered as a form of art – something so valuable that even after a few centuries it will be admired as much as today we still admire Ancient Egyptian jewelry.

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Dan Sykes Emergency Fish party host, who accept himself

What is Somatics? It is an attempt to get to know yourselves through three elements and thus get closer to the health of both inner peace, harmony, and self-acceptance. Somatica means way to return identity and making the world around you easier. Usually, semantics is gentle, careful and respectful self-knowledge process.

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Architect’s creative outlet – innovative architecture

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The quality of architecture can be defined by multiple criteria – how innovative and modern it is, how does the building fit in the environment, what is the landscape architecture like, as well if the interior design matches the concept of the building. Nowadays energy-efficiency of all projects together with its environmental impact has become equally important. Continue reading “Architect’s creative outlet – innovative architecture”

TOP driving school in Riga for getting comfort and freedom faster

top driving school in Riga

If you need to find driving school in Latvia, it may become a very hard choice. The reason is huge amount of educational institutions for new drivers. For small number of inhabitants of country, there are more than 200 driving schools and biggest part of them are located in capital city Riga. They all give loud promises to get driving licence fast and cheap, but what is the real situation? Is it even possible to compare all important parameters objectively and find TOP driving school in Riga?

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Air conditioners from Commodus – the proper care for your home


Getting an air conditioner for your home is an important decision to make and think through. On top of being a financial investment decision, it is also a decision that will affect one’s home over the course of many years. Continue reading “Air conditioners from Commodus – the proper care for your home”

G. Viksna architecture studio – where sensations meet functionality


The profession of an architect is rather broad – an architect sees, feels and envisions further, sees the bigger picture and knows how to hide flaws. Creativity is just a small fraction of an architect office’s tasks, for it is more important to make the project functional. The main goal is to make the clients idea, vision and dreams a reality in the form of a building. Continue reading “G. Viksna architecture studio – where sensations meet functionality”

Like advertisement portal ss.lv – only fresher and easier


ss.lv is the most popular portal for advertisements in Latvia. It can be comparable with electronical and virtual shopping mall, where you can buy, sell and find out everything about what’s new in the market. Still, during past years, developers haven’t done anything for improving homepage, to make it easier and faster for users. The same layout of advertisements, no search tool and no online communication with seller. Continue reading “Like advertisement portal ss.lv – only fresher and easier”