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

MORE TIPS ON KITCHEN CABINET COLORS

Do you remember the previous post about how to choose kitchen cabinet colours?

If YES-read on for more related tips of the trade!

If NO- I say you go back and read again😊

ANYWAYS...


1)Whites work almost perfect in every kitchen no matter what the surroundings are! And DON'T FORGET;almost all countertop and backsplash materials work great with white cabinets.


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2)Bright cabinet colours work best in smaller spaces whereas pastel tones glorify spacious kitchens.


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3)Midtones are always safe either way, but they can look outdated very easily. So I say,be bold on the countertop or the backsplash or even both!


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4)Lacquer finish has been very popular for years as it can easily be repainted for a brand new look. Personally, it has been my favourite for a really long time and I still can't get enough of it just because of the possible tones of shades.



5)Wood is usually the material of choice for anyone who is looking for a very cosier feel in the kitchen! Somehow , I find them nostalgic as they remind me of the old massive wood kitchens with large cabinets!But, of course many contemporary style cabinets are designed with real wood as well! I suggest using light to mid toned wood with less grains for a timeless look.


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BEFORE AND AFTER

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One summer ago, a friend of mine and her husband stepped into the office for a bedroom makeover. As I remember then, their major intention was to join the old balcony to the room. By the way, they were expecting their second daughter who was about to be born in a month and YES of course they were in a RUSH❗️

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The initial plan was to get rid of the old balcony walls and windows and plan a bigger space. So, we decided to keep the flooring to save ourselves some time and money to splurge on the wallpaper and fabrics...

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Another major concern was the poor organisation of their old wardrobe! Sliding doors were not practical for the working couple!Nothing was quite visible and morning dressing ritual was a burden !!!

Therefore, we designed an open walk in closet space for their individual needs.

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After planning the fundamental pieces of the bedroom, we still had more space to play around with!Balcony had a nice view and nobody could resist sitting by those windows.SO, we designed a built in seating arrangement and had it custom made to fit our new space.Frankly, I believe the comfy window seat is the reason why the young couple spend so much time in their new bedroom😊

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The old balcony floor had ceramics and no new hardwood floor would match the old one.

That is why, we went ahead and changed it with a wall to wall carpeting for a cosier feel.


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As the couple desired to sleep facing the windows, we designed a double duty closet door as a bed headboard with MDF backing.And then, we dressed it with the cutest wallpaper which I really fell in love with😍 Seriously,the YELLOW in the paper was our sunny inspiration for the remaining selections of fabrics and accessories.

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Despite the crazy humid and hot weather and strict working hours implied by the neighbors,we were lucky enough to finish every detail before the new member of the family arrived👏👏

HOW TO: SHOP FOR KITCHEN RUNNERS

Now that you have spent a fortune on the high-end stainless steel appliances and customized your cabinets and even splurged on countertops for the finest finish, what do you think is missing to complete the look⁉️

      ***Runners and runners again for sure.***

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Can anyone deny the warm and cozy feeling of a runner on a kitchen floor?


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Many runners come in different sizes.First of all, you have to decide where the runner will work best! I often pick the hallway between the island and the longest cabinet wall to accommodate a longer runner. Because, in terms of size, I believe when runners are concerned the longer the merrier 😊

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Secondly, make sure to settle on the style and color pallets, otherwise, you will go mad trying to choose the final product among many many many beautiful runners out there.

My initial inclination is usually towards contrasts with the kitchen style or color, so let's say you have a kitchen with rather contemporary cabinets, I would suggest buying a really authentic piece to accent.

And if the colors in your kitchen are rather dark and woody, I would look for bright colors and attractive patterns. But, don't forget, it is also wise to keep the flooring color in mind for a blending look.

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IF your kitchen has enough walking space, don't hesitate to buy two identical or even similar sized or colored runners to enrich the feel of warmth.

Another tip of the trade is to buy a normal sized rug and get it cut in half for 2 smaller runners!There you go, you have your customized piece already 😉

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You can find runners everywhere for almost every price depending on size and style. Besides bespoke rug companies, furniture stores also carry adorable runners. And then again, online shopping is always easy and it is possible to get a great deal on a nice piece of kilim.

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SO what are you waiting for??? 

GO and shop the look and color you want to spoil your kitchen...


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.

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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.

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KARMAN

KARMAN

KARMAN

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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

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