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

OUTDOOR DINING SPACES

Lately,aren't we all begging for warm weather to knock on our doors? I don't know about you all,but I already started daydreaming about DINING OUTDOORS!!!Given the lovely warm breezes and landscaping decoration, outdoor experiences can be very romantic, relaxing and fun.

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TESINTERIORS--MINTY SUMMER HOUSE PROJECT

Recently, I have answered several professional questions about outdoor dining design for the editor of Laguna Beach magazine.So I decided to share some of my insights with you too! Read more to get the hang of my design process to enjoy your outdoors in a leisurely manner.

TESINTERIORS-- ELEGANT MANOR PROJECT

~~~THE DESIGN PROCESS~~~

ANALYSE your climate, note the sunlight,wind& overall temperatures ...                                    Try to observe your settings to decide if you will be dining under a veranda roof or a branching tree . This way you can construct your architectural elements accordingly.

VIA LUXE

Let's say it gets very humid around your outdoor space, then I would suggest you go for a veranda with an insulated roof.

If your weather is dry enough, you can easily enjoy dining under the stars  

VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST/RALPH LAUREN HOME

Too much sunlight can easily destroy your furniture as well as your mood, too! So use partial covers like big umbrellas or greenery covered wood grids.

CHOOSE durable materials to enjoy your outdoor furniture for longer. Wood, mesh ,special outdoor fabrics,straws,marble,corian and tiled surfaces,glass and different types of metals or porcelain are best outdoors.

VIA HOUSE & GARDEN

DEFINE your ambiance by Lighting !!! It is a very important issue when dining outdoors because outside, light is spread more as there are less reflective surfaces!If your dining area has a roof, lighting from the ceiling is the common solution. 

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VIA HOME DEPOT/Design by Jen Stagg

If you prefer less direct lighting, I would suggest choosing high floor lamps! If not enough , you can always add more with mobile sources.Candles and lanterns are always a favourite as they are handy when you need extra light!Plus they are great for decorative purposes,too.

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DECORATE with colorful accessories for a warmer feel.If there is a garden close by,flowers around are usually pretty enough with their lovely colours and shapes!

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Personally,I love to scatter other decorative pieces such as pillows,throws,candle holders and runners. Outdoor rugs, freestanding lanterns and sculpturous lighting fixtures with batteries are all great choices for a cozier feel.

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Compared to indoor accessories, outdoor pieces are usually more budget friendly as they are not as long lasting .So NEVER miss out on simple seasonal outdoor accessories with lots of trendy colours as they will be the EYE CANDY!

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VIA GLITTER GUIDE / Design by Brittany Cobb

I always love to surf around the web for easy DIY tips when decorating outdoors!

SO hang in there to see some amazing DIY ideas to creatively style your own...