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How To Be Your Own Interior Designer ?

If only I knew how much I’d enjoy sharing my passion and experience in interior design with like minded people, I would have started giving seminars and workshops much earlier. Preparing and giving presentations about various subjects on interior design brings back the good memories of my life in advertising where effective communication of well prepared, strategically sound yet creative ideas was the key to success - just like in interior design. A corporate background in brand communication has helped me a lot in developing a structural approach to interior design. In a nutshell that means [...]

2020-01-26T20:16:42+00:00By |

Top 3 Colours of 2020

A trend is already out of date if we started speaking about it. Besides what is trendy and what is not may be irrelevant when it comes to realities of life. Do we throw away a high quality wood coffee table when marble is "in" or do we reupholster our expensive sofa with velvet just because velvet is back ? Not really. With this in mind, I chose my favourite top 3 colours of 2020 and gave some ideas on how to inject them into your existing interiors without spending a fortune. 1- Gray Green The [...]

2019-10-25T17:18:24+00:00By |

Workshop – How To Be Your Own Interior Designer !

I'm super excited about my new workshops beginning as of October 3, 2019 at various venues in SW London. They are organised by a new Anglo-Turkish events platform called Refresh Yourself, whose founders  combined their years of professional experience in generating a resourceful community to network and get inspirations from each other and generously raise funds for a number of Turkish and English charities. My first event with Refresh Yourself is an introductory session called Interior Design Tips & Hints where I will be giving lots of practical tips on how to prepare for your project [...]

2019-08-27T08:42:34+00:00By |

The 5th Wall

The ceiling is not the first place you'd think of putting wallpaper, is it?  After all it's called wallpaper - but maybe not. One of the most simple yet creative ways to transform your living space is to utilise the fifth wall, whether choosing a pared back minimalist design or a bold pattern. If you'd like to have a statement ceiling but don't feel comfortable with a patterned wallpaper,  you can still achieve a lovely effect with an out of the box colour (I mean not white please...). The same colour or one shade lighter [...]

2019-07-04T17:17:25+00:00By |

5 Design tips for small balconies

Private outdoor space is a dream of everyone probably more for the city people who feel trapped in small apartments. As it is now the time to enjoy outside, let's have a look at some ideas to create a stylish outdoor retreat in limited spaces. 1- Bring in the sea A coastal look immediately sets the tone to feel the seaside. Search for materials such as driftwood, rope accessories, sailor pendant lights to recreate the atmosphere and bring the freshness of the ocean to town. Image Image Images 2- Bring in greenery Rattan planters with [...]

2019-08-27T07:14:57+00:00By |

Tips on Designing Interiors for Guys

The rise in number of people working from home, extended paternity leaves, men helping out with children and house work has lead them to spend more quality time at home. Therefore masculine features in design like more functionality, cool colours, rough textures and materials, sober details, presence of electronics & masculine gadgets have taken a more important stance in clients’ brief to the designers. Some key features are the preference of functionality over cuteness, cool colours like charcoals and dark browns, materials like leather, metal, wood and mirrors and handsome accessories. By the way, I [...]

2019-06-06T14:10:15+00:00By |

JOMO – Finally !

The Joy Of Missing Out has finally replaced “fear of missing out” (Fomo) which was a term emerged from the uprising in social media portraying everyone out, supposedly enjoying every moment of life and making others feel like they are missing all the happenings outside. However the trend has changed and staying in is the new going out. As all social trends have an impact on how we live, we can see the reflections of Jomo in every corner of our lives and especially in these 3 key trends in interior design. 1- Hygge continues; [...]

2019-05-22T20:27:50+00:00By |

Crittal Windows & Doors

One of my favourite trends of 2019 is the Crittal doors. Edgy and versatile, the sturdy, slim-profile frames tap into the current trend for all things industrial. It’s no wonder Crittal-style has been dominating our Pinterest feeds. They allow you cleverly partition open areas to differentiate zones without compromising on light or space. They have the ability to completely transform a space; not just by giving it a cool, modern edge but also by opening up a space and letting in more light. Originally developed in 1889 by Essex ironmonger, Francis Henry, the name has become generic [...]

2019-05-27T21:22:30+00:00By |

Colours Workshop, Istanbul / Turkey

Last year I decided to start organising workshops to share my experience and passion in interior design with similar minded people and arranged one in Istanbul on December 18, 2018. Our special venue for the event was quite inspirational as being an antiques shop, an exhibition gallery and also an eatery serving  delicious home made food and the best coffee & tea in the lovely Nisantasi district. Makery41 The workshop covered the latest interior design trends and their reflections in our daily lives, tips and tricks on how to choose colour schemes and play with [...]

2019-05-27T21:29:57+00:00By |

Bathrooms with soul !

I love bathrooms that are almost like living rooms. As they are the ultimate pampering zone where you can enjoy a quiet luxury of comfort and style, sorting out the essentials is just not enough. It adds a lot when you incorporate fresh flowers, plants, candles, wall arts, soft furnishings and even a cozy seating corner if possible. You should never be discouraged with a low budget or a tiny space, there are many creative ways to revamp your bathroom. Here are some tips and ideas to give you some inspiration; 1- Make a decision about [...]

2019-03-17T16:18:03+00:00By |