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School decoration Elena Teplitskaya: interior in the style of Art Deco

How to convey the beauty, eleganceAnd the self-irony of the "jazz era"? Designer Elena Teplitskaya continues to share useful tips on decorating the interior in different styles. Part of the lecture on decorating space, dedicated to art deco, the designer began with a confident thesis: in Russia this style was not and can not be. This is primarily explained by historical events: during the period when the famous, if short, era of happiness reigned in the West, revolutions and terrible repressions took place on the territory of our country. The only place where you can see the so-called Russian art deco is some stations of the Moscow metro, since its construction was invested a lot of money, and the architects took into account the fashion trends of the time. But all this does not cancel the touching love of Russians for the art deco style. Cognac brown and glossy black, zebrano, crystal, glass and matte gold are perfectly suited both in rich mansions and in small apartments. This, by the way, is another secret of the popularity of art deco: it is also suitable for chamber interiors, so even 30 squares can be harmoniously arranged in this style. Elena Teplitskaya, designer Famous Russian designer, creator of interiors and author's clothes. Known for its bold experiments with color and the ability to find organic design solutions, even in outrageous projects. She studied at MGHPA them. Stroganov, then in Switzerland and the UK. Since 1999, he heads the Teplitskaya Design studio. A constant participant of the Fashion Week in Moscow. Elena Teplitskaya's style is a special attitude to architecture, interior, clothes, art objects, based on inner harmony and the ability to accurately convey mood. Www.teplitskaya.ru Relationship with the past So, what is the interior in the Art Deco style? First of all, Elena recommends carefully picking up antiques or at least good copies of well-known models, whose originals can not be obtained. Be sure to visit European antiques, especially in Nice and London. In the latter, it is mainly Camden Market and Portobello. Beware of fakes! It is better not to go "on top", but go down, deep into the market, where there are small boutiques. They can find Wedgwood porcelain, English art deco engravings, old writing instruments and other unique gizmos. Please note that these are boutiques that require you to act: go down, find, study, consider the goods. And it's even better not just to look at everything yourself, but also to talk to the hosts and make it clear that they are not an occasional tourist. In this case there is a chance to get something very rare. Family history However, it is not onlyAntiques. If there is no possibility to visit the European antiquity, the atmosphere of the epoch can be helped by copies of famous prints of that time, reproductions and stylized photographs, for example portraits or retro-pictures with sports themes (tennis, golf). Such photos are important to properly frame: for art deco, a pretty black lacquered frame with silver inside and a gray mat is suitable. Be sure to cover it with glass, because the glass and generally reflections are integral attributes of the Art Deco style. An important condition, without which the interior will notTruly alive and not play with colors - history. Imagine: you bring home from Nice an old golf club. But do not just bring it, but fill it with history: how, by digging around in the ruins, a man with a mustache, similar to your grandfather, met him casually; That this grandfather had the same club, and so you bought it. And even if in fact Grandfather had no whiskers and he never played golf, any thing - and any of us - always needs some kind of story. Unfortunately, today in the territory of the former USSRRarely this substantive succession of generations is encountered, when something was transferred from great-grandfather to grandfather, from grandfather to father and from father to son. We have such items from great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers very little, because in the era of revolutions, repression and persecution, things, people, and connections were lost. Most people today have almost nothing left of their ancestors, so even the most insignificant or fictitious story from the life of the family is very welcome in the Art Deco style. Why art deco is so tenacious in Russia? I would name three main reasons: firstly, it looks glamorous. Secondly, it is considered very fashionable. Thirdly, because of the charisma of David Suchet, who starred in the Poirot, loved by all of us, and in general the aesthetics of the paintings of that time. ELENA TEPLITSKAYA, DESIGNER

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