Design and Decor

School of Design by Elena Teplitskaya: interior in loft style

How to emphasize the brutal finish of the loft, whereplace indoor plants and what decor will not be lost against the background of high ceilings and large windows? Designer Elena Teplitskaya tells how to properly decorate an interior in a loft style. Loft style is often called design without pretensions: large windows, deliberately careless decoration, exposed beams, columns and - at first glance uncomfortable housing, filled with a rebellious spirit, is incredibly popular today , and not only among young people and bohemians. But great freedom gives rise to great doubts and a natural question: what can be used to decorate a loft space? As part of the series "Decor lessons from Elena Teplitskaya", we share the advice of a professional who knows exactly what decor should be in the right loft. Elena Teplitskaya, designer The famous Russian designer, creator of interiors and designer clothes. She is known for her bold experiments with color and the ability to find organic design solutions even in outrageous projects. She studied at the Moscow State University of Art and Technology. Stroganov, then in Switzerland and Great Britain. Since 1999 he has been the head of the Teplitskaya Design studio. Permanent participant of the Moscow Fashion Week. Elena Teplitskaya's style is a special attitude to architecture, interior design, clothing, art objects, based on inner harmony and the ability to accurately convey mood. www.teplitskaya.ru Highlighting the main thing The canonical loft is very close to high-tech and minimalism styles: large areas, spaciousness, brutal finishes and gray-black-and-white colors with local inclusions of other colors. But what distinguishes the loft from other styles is the presence of large windows that automatically make it possible to play with light and reflections, special graphics (horizontal and vertical beams, stairs and ladders, texture) and a unique texture created by rusty iron, welded structures and sometimes wood. Loft is a system that mustchange. In a minimalistic interior, you have a four-meter sofa in your living room, and you need a whole team to move it. In minimalism, everything is static: an outlet element is removed from the floor, you know where the computer is - you are tied to your interior. In the loft, there is nothing of the kind. There is a wooden floor and we can move the furniture however we want. A loft is a space for choleric people, people who constantly change something in the interior. Elena Teplitskaya, designer Adding Details So, what needs to be added toa loft space to make it lively, cozy and organic? First, as in minimalism, warm light (yellow bulbs) and warm materials: soft, cozy textiles, wood products. Secondly, experiment with the upholstery and design of the sofa: a classic sofa in a cage or with velor upholstery will look unexpectedly organic in a loft. Since in the loft, as a rule, light fallsOn top, you can safely add greens to the interior. And as large in massive tubs, and in smaller formats. On the windowsill it will be interesting to look at a set of cacti in pots of different shapes and heights. For such a composition, you can choose, for example, the following colors: terracotta, green, cobalt blue and cherry red.

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