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

WALL PANELLING

Today, I want to share one of my favourite architectural details:

***WALL PANELLING and MOLDINGS***


Wallpapers and decorative paint are always common methods used by many to create interesting walls. However, I almost always prefer to use wall panelling if there is enough room and budget to give that extra something special...

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First of all,it brings a whole new personality to a wall.And the freedom of design lets me customise it however I want . Divisions , colours and details can all be personalised. That is why, in the end it is a wall with a CHARACTER!!!

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One can go ahead and panel all the walls of a room or make an accent wall by moulding only one.For instance, let's say you want  a statement wall, I suggest dressing a big dining wall, an entry wall or a bedroom headboard wall.

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Corridors, long entryways and powder rooms usually have less windows,therefore the abundance of empty wall spaces lets panelling add depth and interest.An ordinary hallway or a foyer can easily turn into a space of attraction if dressed with unique wall panels.

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Panelling is a great way to express your own style. You can choose to keep it simple and have it painted with light colours or you can easily spoil your walls by using gold accents and Renaissance style details.

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---Bold and dark colours with defined mouldings are also a great way to accent.---

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Although there are classic ratios for subdivisions , one can easily set the tone by altering the common use.The bigger top piece stacked on top of a shorter piece creates the illusion of a higher ceiling, so it is quite often the preferred kind. Yet, even spaced linear or square divisions can easily make your wall appear wider and longer as well.

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By the way, don't ever panic about losing wall space for artwork, mirrors or even wallpapers. All is possible no matter how dressed your wall is. A major piece of art or even a gallery wall can still be a point of attraction, or a wall covering can easily multiply the feeling of warmth.

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SO, Don't Hesitate and feel what you really want in order to reflect yourself on your walls...

 

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👏👏

WINDOW SEATS

"Even the prisoners have the right to have a window"

This quote once used by my architecture professor in college, has been so influential in my own experience over the years. No one can deny the  significance of a window as it is a major  link to the outside world in a dwelling. Besides its vital uses for fresh air and daylight, you might want to add a seating arrangement next to a window for more...

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------DAYDREAM, READ, NAP, DRINK, EAT, CHILL, PLAY, WORK------

Yes, all is possible in one window seat!

Keep on reading to see more examples categorized with room types.

***BEDROOMS***

Don't we all have days when we scroll out of bed with eyes half open? A window side nook is a great setting to yawn and stretch for a bright day ahead!Plus you will pick your daily outfit better just by checking the weather sitting next to a window😊

Of course it will always be a Great curl up area for nite owls with less sleep ! Or if you are a book worm, you can decorate your nook with extra shelves for more books and bury yourself in them and enjoy a special night time reading.

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***KITCHENS***

On the weekends, after breakfast I can't wait to enjoy my morning coffee by a window. So, a bench by the window is an all time favorite feature in almost all of my kitchen designs.

Plus, you can easily sit down and relax even while cooking. A comfy and stylish nook is your perfect spot to read papers or surf the net for a new delightful recipe.

***LIVINGROOM***

Imagine yourself on a snowy day, wanting to settle by the window to watch the white flakes ! You can take your shoes off,  and get warm with blankets on a lovely window seat. It is a winner if placed next to a fireplace. Let's say you have more guests coming in, just pull a side table for entertaining.

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***HOME OFFICE***

Work work work and no play...NO WAY!!!

Your kids or even pets will love a window seat as much, because, they can easily come and curl up or play by your side. And you can always chill in a WINDOW SEAT for a coffee break .

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MORE TIPS FOR WINDOW SEAT DESIGN

 

 

*Have built in drawers underneath the seating area for easy pull out storage!

 

 

 

 

 

*Make the cushion thick and soft enough for comfort!

 

 

 

*Build shelving on the walls around the window for extra books, objects to make the space feel bigger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Choose easy to open shades or blinds to enjoy plenty of daylight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Combine pillows ,curtains and cushions with similar colors and patterns for a stylish look!