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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 chat with Alexa Hampton herself! She told us a lot of interesting things about interior design, trends and much more.Oksana Kashenko, editor-in-chief of the magazine about design, architecture and interiors etk-fashion.com, managed to communicate with the excellent Alexa Hampton with the help of the Design & Decoration Center and find out a lot of interesting and unusual things from her about her views on the profession, on popular trends and the role of creative thought in decorating. Alexa Hampton Alexa Hampton is an American designer from New York, daughter of the famous decorator Mark Hampton. She graduated from Brown University and holds a PhD from Moore College of Art & Design. He is the CEO of Mark Hampton LLC and also owns his own bureau, Alexa Hampton INC. Alexa is famous not only for interior design, she also designs yachts, airplanes, 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 interior design and architecture, and we try to keep abreast of all trends in these areas. What do you think about the constantly updated trends? - I don't believe in trends. All fashion trends are formed, first of all, by the publications themselves (magazines, various Internet resources, in other words, the media). All of this is created artificially, often for commercial reasons, rather than the aesthetic evolution of design. I do not believe in trends, but pearls will be in fashion for me at all times! Alexa Hampton, designer - What do you think is more important:functionality or form (design)? - Definitely both are very important. However, functionality, in my opinion, is still more important. But it should be noted that the functionality sometimes directly depends on the form. I personally love to find the golden mean: when everything is both beautiful and functional. Hickory Chair's Alexa Hampton Collection.- What is the main rule of interior design, in your opinion? - I don't know the main thing ... First of all, you need to hear the client and understand very well what he wants - this is the key to success. It may seem trivial, but to create a good product, you have to be kind and cheerful. The more fun it is for me, for example, to work, the better the result (at least, it works for me). In addition, you need to love your job and be a professional. If you feel that you don’t know something, learn it. Alexa Hampton Collection by Hickory ChairFurniture. - More and more young people want to be designers, how do you feel about this desire? - Everyone can do anything. I adhere to this rule. Of course, you have to work hard and hard. It takes more than a day to become designers. But I am convinced that this profession is worth taking the time and learning. Hickory Chair's Alexa Hampton Collection.- Do you break the unspoken rules of decor? - My first book "The Language of Interior Design" is just about this, 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 someone just speaks beautifully. You always have some rules, but you don't always have to stick to them. - In our (Russian) weather realities, quiteit is difficult to find the perfect color combination for the interior. What advice do you have? - Yes, that's a problem. The colors themselves are very important. A white room, for example, looks light but dull. The main thing is that people feel happy in the color scheme of their interior. Even if the combination is truly crazy. I am personally afraid to experiment with shades. It's always scary. It's scary to throw away a lot of money and then be disappointed. But you have to take risks. I love David Hicks and British design in general, their color combinations are magical. Alexa Hampton, designer - Are there any other projects that you dream of realizing? - Yes, I dream of realizing literally everything that comes into my head. However, you can see my best ideas on my website (markhampton.com). - And finally, tell me what period in historydesign appeals to you the most? - This is the first third of the 19th century, the Empire era. I also really like the work of Martin Majel (the end of the 20th century). He is extraordinarily talented and made a great contribution to the world of fashion, especially during his work with Jean-Paul Gaultier. In general, I like comfortable and simple things. Textiles, like colors, must be mixed. Many are afraid of this. And they should be afraid. But that's how cool stuff comes out. Alexa Hampton, designer

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