BEFORE AND AFTER:BUSE TERIM OFFICE

Before and After Alert: My favorite way to reveal professional tips of the trade. Read on to see how a new design can regenerate an old interior.

  AFTER

AFTER

Although 5 whole years have passed over this renovation ,every moment of it stays in my memory quite vividly as it was a very special Project in many ways.

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 First of all, it was a great beginning of a client architect relationship that has come to last till now with a total of 13 projects so far.
Another reason that made this renovation particularly special was the history of the building which dates back to the early 1900s.

  BEFORE

BEFORE

  BEFORE

BEFORE

  BEFORE

BEFORE


With a past of over 100 years, the BRAUNSTEİN apartment had its share of aging. The challange was to design the first office of a very young and famous blogger in such an old space.
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Although the client was the mere reflection of youth and energy, she believed in the aura of the past.That is why, the main idea was to balance the old and new  by mixing significant old structural details with new and easy to use materials.The process began by tearing apart useless layers to bring about the main historic elements.
The cratfsmanship of the brick walls and vaulted ceilings was striking.

  AFTER

AFTER

The initial
Goal was to design an eye catching entry with a dynamic character.
The colors and materials were selected together with Buse Terim,the blogger herself.
The focus was to have the energy in the center and have everything radiate from it with bits and surprises in small bundles.

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AFTER

Peeling the old floorings which have been layered through the years required a great deal of time and energy.Once this challenge was complete,clear epoxy was hand poured on to the bare concrete floor.

  THE PROCESS

THE PROCESS

All the original doors and windows were kept and restored with minor handling and paint.Only the kitchen door was replaced with a glass door , dressed with custom designed macaroon stickers.

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AFTER

The old hexagon window glass was all broken so we decided to have colorful pieces of glass made by a local glasswork studio specializing in antique pieces.Painting the vaulted ceilings all white after tearing down chips and old paint expressed the charming structure and resulted in a higher feeling space.

  AFTER

AFTER


---No matter the size, I believe, a renovation job that is true to the characteristic architecture is always intriguing, so it was a job worth all the hard work!!!---

NOTE:Visit www.tesinteriors/press for more photos of the BUSE TERIM Office Project ,published in ELLE DECOR magazine

HOW TO DO ONLINE FURNITURE SHOPPING

Is it really possible to have a 250 USD KING SIZE bed made with the finest materials to be shipped to your home within 24 hrs??

Yes it is!!! But only if you know where to look for...

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Recently , I have been going through a lot of online shopping experience for my clients. So, TRUST ME, once you start enjoying it, it becomes irresistible!!!

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Clearly , online shopping has both advantages and disadvantages.

But if you compare the downsides with what you achieve in such a short period of time, you will see that the act is priceless!!!

Let's say, you want to buy a fancy dresser and you have been looking for it forever! First of all,showrooms can only display limited number of pieces and then again, you might not even have the store you are looking for anywhere near you.

Isn't that why almost all bestseller furniture stores also have online shopping 👀

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That is when online shopping steps in ,with its limitless number of websites displaying tons of furniture options and their prices.

Yes, with their prices!!! This fact by itself is a winner! Don't tell me that you have never been to a store where you could not even come close to asking the price for a tiny piece of furniture ⁉️⁉️

Plus,do you ever think about how long it takes to wait for a sales representative to ask her if a piece is in stock or not ,or if it comes in a different colour and size?

Now that's where online shopping wins again👍🏻

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Also, NEVER FORGET:a website cannot make a mistake with the number of items in stock or a detailed measurement.The only disappointing experience can sometimes be the lack of information on a product.To avoid that, I use trustworthy web sources with adequate product details.

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Of course, seeing it real can never be as satisfying as seeing it on screen, but when you add up all the advantages, online shopping is priceless!

Besides, nowadays when TIME is such a great treasure, who can deny the act of buying a client's furniture in minutes without even planning for a scheduled store visit?

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Now,I must confess that my favourite furniture cruising time is at night in my pjs 😊So stay relaxed and click away whenever and however you like for furniture of any size and price without waiting in line...


25 best online shopping WEBSITES and what I love about them...

 

www.wayfair.com--tons of options for every budget 

www.kathykuo.com--selective furniture with a statement

www.shopcandelebra.com-- really stylish pieces for less

www.onekingslane.com--glam finds for everyone

www.interiorhomescapes.com--high end pieces

www.abccarpet.com--modern furniture and accessories 

www.serenaandlily.com--great rugs and textile goods

www.target.com--affordable,lovely pillows and throws

www.dwr.com--minimalist Italian style living finds

www.anthropologie.com--chic and ethnic boho furniture

www.horchow.com--luxurious accessories

www.cb2.com--practical furnitures with a character and great outdoor pieces

www.amara.com--great deals for great accessories

www.westelm.com--budget friendly and great looking designs

www.spoonflower.com--a wide array of nice wallpapers

www.arteriorshome.com-- exclusive designs

www.madegoods.com--exotic and beautiful mirrors and side tables 

www.1stdibs.com--timeless designs and antiques 

www.rejuvenation.com--remarkable lighting fixtures 

www.potterbarnkids.com--the go to website for kids' rooms

www.rhbaby.com--elegant nurseries 

www.furbishstudio.com--vintage finds

www.zgallery.com--simple and chic furniture and stylish accessories 

www.hm.com--budget friendly accessories 

www.ikea.com--simple and practical items

MILAN DESIGN FAIR-EUROLUCE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

The month of April feels like a new year for the design culture as it is that time of year when all trends are set in the Milan design fair.

Everyone rushes in from all around the world to witness what's new and upcoming .

The fair becomes the talk of town with the global visitors and designers.

This year was magnificent as always with the biennale of Euroluce-the lighting event that runs every other year.In fact, I felt that lighting design was the star of the show this season with the cutting-edge LED technology.

 FOSCARINI

FOSCARINI

If you ask me what was particularly trending, I have to point out the Flexible and Mobile products that can easily be adjusted and eco friendly modular systems.

I have particularly noticed the repeated use of Random forms and natural shapes. For instance,Altura Alvarez had a fixture like a bird nest and it was so cute and stylish at the same time. Bocci also had dream like organic designs shaped with the glass blowing technique.

 ALTURA ALVAREZ

ALTURA ALVAREZ

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BOCCı

Artemide and Barovier&Toso undoubtedly had amazing sculptural pieces again and among them were the outstanding free form fixtures.

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ARTEMIDE

 BAROVIER TOSO

BAROVIER TOSO

Lasvit was spectacular as always with it's magnificent glass figures exposed in translucency.I should confess that I could not keep my mouth from watering when I saw the hard candy like pieces 🍭 😊

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LASVIT

Nothing could get cuter than the exposition of the animal figures in Karman's booth.Their installations were such an eye candy.

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KARMAN

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KARMAN

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karman

The 4 meter tree with hanging crystal stones from Preciosa , a brand renowned for chandeliers,was so captivating that nobody could stop staring! 

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PRECIOSA

In my opinion,Seletti is a to go brand for mood lifting products. So don't miss the funny details in their led lights.

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SELETTI

Serip has been among my latest favourites when lighting shopping for clients.The colorful drop like crystals hanging from the gold leaf branches were simply epic 👌🏻

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SERIP

The synergy of the exhibit was so uplifting with emerging designers and international brands and contributions.I gather, especially this year ,everyone will have a hard time when finalising lighting projects with so many inspiring new products⁉️⁉️so good luck😊

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TERZANI

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FONTANAARTE

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SLAMP