Design and Decor

Glamor in the interior: how to achieve a wow effect

Glamorous house - what is it? What is the careless elegance of the stellar interior? The main signs, phenomena and advice to those who want to give their apartment a bit of secular polish

Either a sweet forbidden fruit, or a symbolprestigious crafting. The nature of "glamor" is the same as its origin. This Walter Scott first introduced it into fashion, borrowing the idea from the ancient Scots, to designate a special kind of magic that can turn people and their homes into better versions of themselves. A tempting idea, no matter how much you say that you need to be, not to seem. The time when "Russian glamor" defended its right to inaccessible luxury by sparkling Swarovski crystals and the ringing of the golden "Rolex" is long behind. Aristocratic way of life, the brilliance of the classic Hollywood era Greta Garbo and Grace Kelly, the grandiose parties of the Great Getsby, black jazz and collectible art ... The set of elements that embody luxury becomes more complex, more subtle and diverse. Anna Kozlova, Eichholtz: - Glamor is back.More and more people are interested in furniture and decor that can give their homes that touch, and manufacturers are happy to meet halfway. New items appear with us every week - constantly releasing new models. And about any of them we can say that it was created for a glamorous interior. It is not necessary to immediately maintain all premises in this style. You can start with a few iconic items: an ottoman, a glass table with chrome legs, a crystal chandelier, or industrial lanterns. It all depends on what kind of space you want to bring a secular touch. Well, we can help you choose an item that will fit exactly into this environment. Eichholtz is at the height of fashion and testifies to the good taste of its owner.

Creating an illusion of yourself with a demonstrativeluxury, recognizable brands and extraordinary presentation. As an aesthetic phenomenon, glamor is above all a brilliant spectacular show, a celebration of decorating miracles. Who are these people who want to give their interiors, despite the risk of being accused of excessive wastefulness? Olga Stupenko, architect: - Today the glamor of the past is not relevant today, when every square meter was decorated with elegant accessories against the background of “fatal” rich walls. Now this old fashion has been replaced by a stylish, shabby, careless background. And against the background of this slight negligence, sometimes brutality or even industrialism, it is very appropriate to put iconic design objects, hang heavy crystal chandeliers, and place fashionable furniture. For me, a sign of gloss is the presence of art objects, artifacts mixed with expensive surfaces of leather, metal and stone. Candlesticks and candles, expensive exquisite dishes. Amalia Talfeld, architect:- Increasingly, people who have already lived in high-tech and other strict styles are striving for secularity and whimsical interior design. We had one client who came to glamor from minimalism. We were very surprised and thought - what is it in essence? Reflection of our understanding of the life of the rich and famous. And they can live as they please. Any non-strict style can be given a glamorous touch with expensive, shiny, luxurious elements. The closest are Art Nouveau and Art Deco, neoclassicism. Restrained but contrasting colors. Sophisticated backlighting. Quality textiles. The richness of tactile sensations is very important - a mixture of expensive textures: a combination of silk, velvet, leather, suede and furs. Parquet and marble. Rectangular prints and graphic designs. Paintings and graphics from the 20s and 30s to contemporary art. Loft, industrial details. Metallic surfaces of complex and unusual processing: chrome-plated, rough, blackened, stainless steel. Elevator doors, pseudo-factory lights - a memory of 30s Manhattan. Animal skins, furs, African masks and sculptures - a colonial flair, a hint of the heyday of the British Empire, French overseas possessions and South Africa of Dutch settlers.

From the classics - luxury and reputation, from art deco -whimsicality and modernity, from eclecticism - freedom, from kitsch - expressiveness and irony. Playing a fairy tale can not be serious until the end, and in the character of the star there must be a place of eccentricity. Hence the immodest size of the bed of non-standard forms, upholstery of unexpected colors, metallic bright colors, a puppet pink and red, skulls with rhinestones and a collection of crucifixes. Fashionable and successful people know how to smile at themselves and their surroundings.

An inalienable element of "stellar" mythology -gloss. For the brilliance meet glass countertops and mirrors, lacquered furniture, marble and gilded tiles, glossy ceilings. For the flicker - crystal chandeliers and massive chandeliers, metal accessories, vases and porcelain.

The world of dreams, creative freedom and artisticexpressiveness can look very fresh and attractive. Today, when the public passions for glamor as a social phenomenon have subsided, nothing prevents to read it anew as a stylistic phenomenon in its own interior. The main thing is not to lose the sense of proportion, without which the burlesque turns into vulgarity, extravagance - into durnovkusie, and gilded carriage - into the usual garden pumpkin.