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The main rules of design according to the successful American decorator - etk-fashion.com

Today you will become even closer to the world of design - to usManaged to talk to Alexa Hampton herself! She told us a lot of interesting things about interior design, trends and much more. The editor-in-chief of the magazine about design, architecture and interiors etk-fashion.com Oksana Kashenko with the help of Design & Decoration Center managed to communicate with the excellent Alexa Hampton and find out a lot of interesting and unusual About her views on the profession, on popular trends and the role of creative thought in decorating skills. Alexa Hampton Alex Hampton is an American designer from New York, the daughter of the famous decorator Mark Hampton. She graduated from Brown University, holds a doctorate in Moore College of Art & Design. He is the head of Mark Hampton LLC, and also owns Alexa Hampton INC's own bureau. Alexa is famous not only for interior design, she also deals with the design of yachts, planes, comes up with textile prints, develops lamps and furniture for Kravet, Visual Comfort & Co and Hickory Chair. - Hello, Alexa! Our magazines cover topics related to design of interiors and architecture, and we try to always be aware of all trends in these areas. Tell me, what do you think about the constantly updated trends? - I do not believe in trends. All fashion trends are formed, first of all, by the editions themselves (magazines, various Internet resources, in other words - the media). All this is created artificially, often for the sake of commercial profit, rather than the aesthetic evolution of design. I do not believe in trends, but pearls will be in vogue for me at all times! Alexa Hampton, designer - What do you think is more important: Functionality or form (design)? - Definitely, and both are very important. However, functionality, in my opinion, is still more important. But it should be noted that the functionality sometimes depends on the form. I personally like to find the golden mean: when everything is beautiful and functional. Hickory Chair's Alexa Hampton Collection. - What is the main rule of interiors design, in your opinion? - I do not know the main thing ... First of all, we need to hear the client and understand very well what he wants - this is the key to success. It seems banal, but to create a good product, you must be kind and funny. The more fun it is for me, for example, to work, the better the result (at least, it works for me). In addition, one must love one's work and be a professional. If you feel that you do not know something, learn. Alexa Hampton Collection by Hickory ChairFurniture. - More and more young people want to be designers, how do you feel about this aspiration? - Everyone can do anything. I adhere to this rule. Of course, it is necessary to work hard and hard. Designers do not become one day. But I am convinced that this profession is worth it to spend time and learn. Hickory Chair's Alexa Hampton Collection. - Do you violate the unspoken rules of decor? - My first book "The Language of Interior Design" is just about it, about the rules of interior design or about their absence. After all, we all know the alphabet, but some of us write poetry, some songs, and some just beautiful talking. You always have some rules, but you do not always have to follow them. - In our (Russian) weather realitiesIt is problematic to find the perfect color combination for the interior. What could you advise? - Yes, this is a problem. The colors are very important. A white room, for example, looks light, but boring. The main thing is that people feel happy in the color scheme of their interior. Even if the combination is truly crazy. I personally am afraid to experiment with shades. It's always scary. It's scary to throw out a lot of money, and then be disappointed. But we must take risks. I like David Hicks and British design in general, their color combinations are magical. Alexa Hampton, designer - Are there any other projects you are dreaming to implement? - Yes, I dream to realize literally everything that comes to my mind. However, my best ideas you can see on my site (markhampton.com). - Well, at last tell me, what period in historyDesign do you like most? - This is the first third of the XIX century, the era of the Empire. Also I really like the work of Martin Mázela (the end of the 20th century). He is extremely talented and made a great contribution to the world of fashion, especially during his work with Jean-Paul Gaultier. In general, I like comfy and simple things. Textiles, like colors, must be mixed. Many are afraid of this. Also should be afraid. But that's exactly how cool things turn out. Alexa Hampton, designer

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