At the same time, you would hardly seek a greater lover of the countryside and big cities. Tereza Jelínková lives voluntarily and lovingly with her three children and her husband in a summer apartment on the ground floor. Its high windows in the living room overlooking the courtyard are always wide open in the summer. But he constantly returns to his roots. And the owner does not deny the country girl even in its interior. She has a certain obsession with wicker baskets, the number of which Tereza prefers not to even say aloud. She likes to be surrounded by woods and old things with a soul.
Tereza Jelínková, the founder of the Dobrý kohout neskáče brand, in love with rural and minimalism, accepted the invitation to the Living as a Designer section. / The wall above the TV is decorated with black and white photos of a close family. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
At the IKEA library, the reading corner consists of the caramel Nanovo chair, which Tereza received as a birthday present. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
Kitchen space in white with wooden elements Photo: Anželika Rybak
“I have always worked in art” explains at the Tereza entrance, where the room is decorated with the famous grassy green Kampa penguin. In 2008, he was part of the Re-evolution exhibition by the Italian art group Cracking Art Group. “At that time, the authors donated a few pieces to us, museum employees, with their signatures. It grew in my heart and has accompanied me from apartment to apartment for almost 15 years. It has already taken several times place on the passenger in the car”, tells with a smile on her face Tereza, who in addition to art also loves crafts. The owner comes from the countryside, where something has constantly been created, maintained, built and worked around her. “Manual work calms me down a lot“ points out the mother of three, who started sewing clothes for her first daughter, Matilda. These are also the first seeds of the author’s brand Dobrý kohout neskáče, whose name refers to the life in the countryside, where he and his family return every weekend.
Green penguin from the Re-evolution exhibition by the Italian art group Cracking Art Group | Photo: Anželika Rybak
The children’s room is shared by three siblings. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
The children’s creations are hung from floor to ceiling on a wall in the nursery. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
The children’s room is decorated in soft colors. There are also plywood furniture and various types of wood, a small thonetka or an exhibition of hand-painted pictures of children visiting the local salon. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
“I need to be in constant contact with my family, which is why we go to the countryside every weekend. At the same time, we are rebuilding a farm after my grandmother and my grandfather on the edge from central Bohemia, that’s exactly where I grew up. My husband and I are going to completely clean the house works, he is also a handyman and a good handyman. A new chapter opens before us“ describes Tereza with the idea of how children and grandchildren will visit her on the farm. He also immediately adds that, unlike the apartment, it is based on true pure minimalism. “For example, I designed a kitchen with no upper cabinets. A carpenter friend made fun of me saying that I would have nowhere to put the plates.” But when Tereza still lived alone, she professed a clean white interior. After all, that’s exactly what Terezina’s room looks like. Quiet and bright. No paintings, which are otherwise hung in large numbers around the apartment. “It’s still my husband’s floorif it was on him, a big job is already hanging over the bed.”
The bedroom is the only room furnished with white furniture. It’s a safe haven where Tereza also has her own brand pieces with children’s clothing. Good dick don’t jump. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
Bedroom with cot Photo: Anželika Rybak
Room detail | Photo: Anželika Rybak
In addition to black and white family photographs framed in vintage gold frames on the main wall, the living room is decorated with a large-scale artwork made by children hanging above the sofa. Other family portraits come from Kateřina Kynclova, Lucie Bax Where Barbora Kmecova. On the adjoining wall is a series of four drawings by Anežka Hošková, next to the bookcase hangs a graphic by Václav Havel from Štěpán Malovec. Then there is the photo of Jan Ptacek, but he appeared in the apartment inadvertently, and the owner watches over him for a while. After the exhibition at the Trafo gallery, which Tereza was preparing, Jan did not take up the painting again. “Honza, we have it here!” said Tereza laughing.
Three family portraits by Kateřina Kynclová, Lucie Bax and Barbora Kmecová are displayed above the children’s kitchen. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
Illustration of animals by Jana Nachlingerová in the nursery Photo: Anželika Rybak
In the living room, the common work of the three descendants hangs above the sofa. From there, the family also connects the premises to the outdoor courtyard in summer. | Photo: Anželika Rybak
An illustration of appears in the nursery Jana Nachlingerovaotherwise the exhibition on the wall is made by children. “I love the kids, I love our diet and being on maternity leave, although it might seem controversial these days,” admits Tereza, who prefers to create with children. The two oldest children visit the Letná salon, where they paint under the direction of Jana Vojnarová. Children are also always the first to wear clothes and accessories from the author’s brand Good Rooster, whose cuts and designs are curated by Tereza herself and the graphics are created by her husband Martin Mareš, who works as creative director at Leo Burnett. agency.
Room view Photo: Anželika Rybak
The purpose of the Rooster is to relate to nature and recreation. “We want and wish for these two things every child had and knew. That’s why our clothes are made to take you out and be worn and used on the spot.“ Each collection is prepared in a limited number of pieces. “Our ambition is not to fill the market, but to highlight the hobbies often overlooked today – in a meadow, in a field, by a stream, in a forest or in the mud, a bit wildly but naturally childish – what children can remind us of, for example, by writing on a T-shirt,“ we end our meeting with Tereza on a stand full of Kohout pieces, where customers can pick up or try on their clothes for the little ones.
Dobrý kohout neskáče is a Czech brand founded by Tereza Jelínková, which focuses on the production of clothes and accessories for children from 0 to 12 years old and their parents. | Photo: Anželika Rybak