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.

AFTER

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.

AFTER

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

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

BOCCı

BOCCı

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

ARTEMIDE

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 🍭 😊

LASVIT

LASVIT

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

KARMAN

KARMAN

KARMAN

KARMAN

karman

karman

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

PRECIOSA

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.

SELETTI

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 👌🏻

SERIP

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😊

TERZANI

TERZANI

FONTANAARTE

FONTANAARTE

SLAMP

SLAMP

HOW TO STYLE YOUR POWDER ROOM

Want to make a statement in your home by using attractively intense colors or dramatic features? But, are you a bit hesitant ❔You dread to spoil the entire style of your home or fear the mix and match .I can already feel your cold sweat💦

Now come on! This exactly what powder rooms are for!So keep reading for a BOLD LOOK.

Design by TESINTERIORS

A powder room is a focal point in a house like a pit stop for your guests to refresh. I will try to give easy inspirational tips for a fancy design. First of all, keep in mind that a powder room never has to reflect your overall interior. Instead,it can have a character of its own with your stylish touches.

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VIA MYDOMAINE

One does not recall an interior relative to size or budget. So,try to impress guests with a captivating feeling!Now, stop for a moment to daydream!Imagine yourself in a happy exotic beach  or a misty forest ! Pin  colours that reflect your mood.

Let's say your theme rolls around a sunny happy day on the beach: then head for hues of blue ,waves or figures from the ocean.Gold or sand colored features are usually captivating. As the design process will be self-guided,be as creative as you like...

VIA COLE AND SONS||Acquario Wallpaper designed by FORNASETTI

 

Another classic design method is to get inspiration from a wallpaper or a paint colour.Considering their space areas, walls will probably be the major focus in a powder room. That is why,an eye catching pattern can immediately create the whole story .

VIA BLOGLOVIN||Design by KATIE ROSENFELD

Do you feel distressed to be left with a flashy wall to deal with? Well, in this case,opt for a charming mirror ,wall light or artwork! Dramatic mirror frames, and vintage fixtures are all fair play! Just make sure to choose vivid and sparkling pieces as eye candy 🍭

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VIA MARCUS DESIGN INC||Design by KATIE RIDDER

Plus,never forget that a powder room is usually smaller in size and can easily be catchy without pocket digging. So be BOLD and splurge if you like...


MORE TIPS:

LIGHTING TIPS:Make sure the light source is enough to freshen up make up ! Wallights with clear bulbs and flashy pendants are a great choice.

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WALL DRESSING TIPS:Dare to paint your wall as a blackboard ,hang all types of wall art or cover it with an adventurous wallpaper. Vegetal motifs or geometrical shapes are my favorite ! A story based wall covering is always intriguing, too.

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VIA PINTEREST ADDICT

ACCESSORIZING TIPS:Shop for towels and vanity sets matching your theme colours. Also go for brass, gold or black fixtures for a more attractive look!