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 |

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 |

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 |