How to create an interior that will not loserelevance in a few years? What is the highest degree of designer skill? Architect Oksana Lychagina told about this and many other things, in whose interiors the customers live happily ever after. Oksana Lychagina, architect Graduated from the city planning faculty of Moscow Architectural Institute. Since 1998 he has been the head and chief architect of his own studio OLstudio. Has implemented over 200 private and public projects in completely different styles. Published in such publications as Salon, Best Interiors, Archidom, Beautiful Houses and others. In addition to interior design, he is engaged in industrial design: according to Oksana's sketches, collections of decor for tiles, tableware, bathroom furniture and accessories are created. www.olstudio.ru Style - The main thing for me is light and space, even in small rooms. I have to work both in the classics and in modern times, so I cannot clearly say which style or which direction is closer to me. Country houses are mainly decorated in traditional and classical style, while public areas are modern architecture and design. When I make apartments for young people, it is always a very modern style too. Therefore, the main thing for me is the maximum sense of volume and space, even where there is practically none. It turns out that I am creating an optical illusion: the room seems larger than it was with the original parameters. Project "Modern Chic" The coolest projectProbably the coolest project is the Swan Lake cottage settlement on Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway. The houses there are built in the style of a Russian estate, and they are all completely different: none is repeated and is not similar to the other. Why Swan Lake? On the territory beyond the lake there is a summer residence of the Bolshoi Theater, so this name is a tribute from investors. I was engaged in the project of this village at all stages: from the general plan to construction, and I made a design in some houses. The most difficult project It seems to me when youworking with a person, creating an interior design for him - this is a deeply personal penetration. It often happens that some projects last for a very long time, and this becomes a part of your life. Even a short project lasts about six months, and there have been cases - and about three years. Each time I do not just a design, but a form for a person. A house or apartment is a form for a person and his family; a shop or office is a form for a certain type of business. It turns out that for everyone who applies for a design project, this is not just a purchase of real estate, but, in fact, a change in status: a person jumps to a new level. He spends a lot of money, thinks a lot himself, advises and chooses a lot. And it happens that someone else is simply not ready to move to a new level - then the project can drag on for several years. And this is not easy. Project "Business Lady" Twice in ownprojects, I noticed how I myself moved to a new level. One of them is an apartment on Vorobyovy Gory, the interior of which I designed for a business woman. The client is simply an incredible woman: a perfect queen and at the same time a vamp woman. My task was to create such an interior so that everyone who gets into it would exclaim: "Wow, this is impossible to be beautiful!" It was very difficult for me, because I understood: any interior lives for a certain number of years, and the task is practically impossible. But it so happened that as a result, a chic, elegant interior appeared, in which the owner of the apartment is still comfortable: with complex textures, semicircular shapes and a fabric ceiling in the bedroom. The work was built on complete trust, and what happened in the end lifted me in my own eyes. Project "Business Lady" Project "Business Lady" Design of clothes and plates II started making stoles with lace, because I really liked them, but only Scervino and Valentino sold them - and when I realized that this was a Russian theme, I started to sew myself. I went to an exhibition of fabrics in Paris, found manufacturers of the best fabrics and laces, and it went well. I started with shawls and scarves, and then moved on to more complex things. My philosophy is to make clothes that do not hinder movement. And I also believe that in every model there should be something made by hand: knitting, appliqué. Now I am making a collection of capes with Orenburg shawls. Soon it will be possible to see it - I hope it will be relevant not only in our country, but also in Europe. As for the cymbals, it all happened by accident. I was designing tiles when I was asked to design a collection of plates instead. Now I want to revive the tradition of decorating walls with plates. This is all the theme of the circle in the interior, and it still inspires me.