ECOLOGICAL DESIGNS

ECOLOGICAL DESIGNS THAT ARE BASED ON NATURAL MATERIALS HOLD A PARTICULAR PLACE IN DECORATION. THE SECRET OF ECO-FRIENDLY, RECYCLABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGICAL DESIGNS LIES IN THEIR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HUMANS AND THE NATURE.

A LITTLE THIS, A LITTLE THAT, A LITTLE DECORATION…

THERE ARE NEW LIVING HABITS, DECORATIVE PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES THAT HAVE BEEN LEAVING A MARK AT HOMES AND IN THE OFFICES RECENTLY. JUST LIKE HAUTE COUTURE DRESSES, KITCHENS ARE PRIVATELY PROJECTED FOR HOUSES, ERGONOMIC DESIGNS ARE MADE IN ALL LIFE SPACES, NEW GENERATION FURNITURE RENDER LIFE MORE FUNCTIONAL AND ESTHETICAL IN LIMITED SQUARE METERS...

THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

LIGHTING IS BOTH FUNCTIONAL AND DECORATIVE WITH ITS POWER TO CHANGE THE ENTIRE ATMOSPHERE IN A HOUSE. BESIDES, IT IS CRUCIAL FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD SPACES. WHILE THE BEDROOM LIGHTING IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A CALMING EFFECT, THE LIGHTING IN A STUDY SHOULD ENHANCE THE FOCUS.

GLITTERING DETAILS

THE ROYAL AMBIANCE CREATED BY GOLD, ITS SIBLING SILVER AND ITS COUSIN COPPER INTENSIFIES THE ACCENT OF LIGHT ON OBJECTS, FURNITURE AND TEXTILES. THE ATMOSPHERE IS EFFORTLESSLY CHANGED WITH THE HELP OF SHINING DETAILS, AND NOT AT THE COST OF ROYAL SUMS!

THE DIGNITY OF MONOCHROME

AN UNCONFOUND, NEAT AND MODERN COLOR COMBINATION: BEYOND A SIMPLE OPTION, THE UNION OF BLACK AND WHITE IS LIKE A MARRIAGE OF COLORS WITH ENDLESS MEANINGS.

A DIFFERENT HOUSE FOR EVERY MONTH

ADOPTING A NEW DECORATIVE STYLE IN A ROOM OR A CORNER OF THE HOUSE EACH MONTH, INSTEAD OF CHANGING THE ENTIRE DECORATION… STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH THE TARGET OF “A NEW STYLE FOR EVERY MONTH”, AND MAKING SMALL BUT IMPACTFUL CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR… BY REPLACING THE CUSHIONS, OR ADDING A COUPLE OF BLANKETS… HOW DOES IT SOUND?

ECO-FRIENDLY DENMARK

NO WONDER THAT DENMARK IS THE FIRST PLACE THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DESIGN. AFTER ALL, THIS IS THE LAND OF ECO-FRIENDLY, MATERIAL-RESPECTING, SIMPLISTIC, ELOQUENT, HONEST AND SINCERE DESIGN. THE FACT THAT DENMARK RISES AMONG THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SCENE IS DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE PLACED ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INDIVIDUALITY BY DANISH DESIGNERS.

DESIGNING BY LIGHT

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE ARCHITECTURE SEPERATE FROM LIGHTING. AFTER ALL, THE RIGHT PROJECT, THE RIGHT PRACTICE AND THE RIGHT LIGHTING COLLECTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO THE VALUE OF ANY GIVEN ZONE. LOOKS LIKE WORKING WITH A LIGHTING DESINGER MIGHT BE ALL THAT IT TAKES FOR A SATISFYING PROJECT WHERE EVERYONE IS TAKING CARE OF THEIR SHARE!

FIND COMFORT AT HOME WITH FENG SHUI

IT IS POSSIBLE TO TRANSFORM OUR HOMES INTO A PEACEFUL HAVEN INSTEAD OF SEARCHING PEACE ELSEWHERE. THE KEY TO RELAXATION, POSITIVE VIBES AND REST IS HIDDEN IN THE CORRECT USE OF COLORS IN LIVING SPACES, WHICH LEADS US TO FENG SHUI. INDEED, FENG SHUI COLORS ARE POWERFUL TO WIPE ALL DISCOMFORT, ANXIETY AND EXHAUSTION AWAY FROM OUR HOMES.

THE NOBLE TEXTURE: VELVET

VELVET HAS IT ALL: NOSTALGIA, ROYALTY, ELEGANCE, GLAMOUR, DIGNITY, WARMTH, SOFTNESS, NOBILITY… AND FINALLY, THE END-OF-YEAR ROMANCE FROM FALL TO WINTER… APPRECIATED AND PRECEDED FOR ALL THESE QUALITIES IN DECORATION SINCE DECADES, VELVET IS ONE OF THOSE TEXTURES THAT OVERCOME THE BOUNDARIES OF TIME. AND NOW, IT IS SLIMMER, MORE COLORFUL, HENCE MORE VARIABLE, BUT STILL AS ROYAL AS EVER.

THE NEW DECORATION TRENDS

LATELY, THE REFORMIST TREND OF ANTIQUE-LOVERS KNOWN AS VINTAGE IS MISTAKEN FOR RETRO. MEANWHILE, AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL HOMES ARE DETHRONING ONE OF A KIND HOME DECORS. AND EVER SINCE EVERYONE HAS BECOME A PRIVATE STYLIST, BLENDING COLORS, PATTERNS AND TEXTURES HAS BECOME MORE POPULAR THAN EVER, GIVING WAY TO HYBRID WONDERS.

ALVAR AALTO FINNISH MODERNIST GURU

ALVAR AALTO IS A GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE 20TH CENTURY KNOWN FOR HIS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO MODERNISM. ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF MASTERPIECES SUCH AS THE VIPURI LIBRARY OR THE PAIMIO SANATORIUM, HE HAS CREATED INSPIRATIONAL DESIGN WORKS OF FURNITURE AND GLASS OBJECTS. FINDING INSPIRATION IN THE NATURE, THE FINNISH MASTER UNDERTAKES SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS WITH HIS IMMENSE PASSION.

WOODY IDEAS

FLIRTING WITH EVERY STYLE, APPEALING TO EVERY TASTE, LOOKING GOOD IN EVERYWHERE, WOOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INTEGRAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ELEMENT ON THE CEILING, ON THE WALL, ON THE FLOOR, ON FURNITURE OR ON HOUSEHOLD ACCENTS. WE CAN NEVER USE THIS ENTIRELY NATURAL ELEMENT ENOUGH.

OLD BUT GOLD: PLAID

WITH ITS EVER INCREASING POPULARITY AROUND CHRISTMAS, PLAID IS AN “OLDIE BUT GOLDIE”, WHICH NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION. DESPITE THE COLD WEATHER, IT IS ALWAYS WARM AND COSY, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY IT HAS ALWAYS A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE SNOW, COLD AND FROST.

COSY AND BRIGHT STYLE OF NORTH: SCANDINAVIAN

THE NORDIC STYLE OF SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK AND FINLAND… NAMELY, SCANDINAVIA… THE SO-CALLED CAPITALS OF DESIGN SHARE THESE COMMON DECORATION BASICS: ARTLESS WOOD, FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE AND BRIGHT WHITE REFLECT THE NORDIC CHARECTER AT HOME. MEET THE SCANDINAVIAN STYLE OF SMOOTH FORMS, MINIMAL LINES, NATURAL TEXTURES, PALE COLORS, AND FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS...

POSITIVE HOMES

HOUSES WHICH MAKE A CORRECT AND BALANCED USE OF NATURE, AIR, SCENTS AND LIGHT BRING THEIR HOSTS PEACE AND HAPPINESS. WELL-ORGANIZED DECORATIONS, RIGHTFUL CHOICES TO EASE BODY AND MIND ARE THE SECRETS FOR POSITIVE VIBES IN THE HOUSE. ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, A.K.A. BEARING POSITIVE ENERGY, IS GOOD FOR THE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

BRIGHT IDEAS

INCORRECTLY USED, COLORS HAVE THE POWER TO DESTROY ALL THE GOOD EFFORTS MADE FOR THE SAKE OF DECORATION. OTHERWISE, THEY CAN FULLY CONTRIBUTE. THIS IS WHY THE USE OF COLOR IS VERY CRITICAL WHEN DECORATING, TO COVER FLAWS OR DIRECT SENTIMENTS.

ALWAYS IN FASHION…

CERTAIN DESIGN PATTERNS, WHICH ARE REBORN EVERY SUMMER, ARE ALWAYS IN TREND, AND ARE ALWAYS POPULAR. THE VINTAGE FEEL OF POLKA DOTS, PERFECTLY COMBINABLE STRIPES AND TIMELESS MARINE CHIC NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION. THEY ARE ALWAYS EYE-CATCHING, ALWAYS IN DEMAND…

HOT TOPICS IN DECORATION

THOSE SAME OLD COLORS ARE NAMED AFTER THE SAME OLD OBJECTS. GARDENS ARE BECOMING AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HOUSE AS OUTDOOR ROOMS. WHITE APPLIANCES HAVE BECOME SO COLORFUL THAT WE NO LONGER CAN CALL THEM WHITE. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE HOTTEST TRENDS IN DECORATION…

DESIGNS THAT RESPECT THE FUTURE: ENVIRONMENTAL LIGHTING

IN ORDER TO LEAVE THE EARTH IN A BETTER CONDITION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS, ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS ARE WORKING ON ENERGY-SAVING PROJECTS, TAKING SMALL STEPS TODAY TO DEVELOP INTO GREATER ONES TOMORROW. ECO-FRIENDLY LIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE FUTURE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…

THE ENIGMATIC QUEEN OF ARCHITECTURE:ZAHA HADİD

ZAHA HADID WAS ONE OF THE MOST GİFTED ARCHİTECTURES OF THE HİSTORY. SHE HAD THAT VİSİON THAT CHAPED THE TRADİTIONAL SPATİAL CONCEPTS. AND SHE TRANSFORMED THE DİSCIPLİNE THROUGH HER PROJECTS. SHE LEFT AT THE END OF THE PREVİOUS MARCH, LEAVİNG AN IRREPLACEABLE SPACE BEHİND.

IMAGINATIVE, STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL ROOMS

CHILDREN’S ROOMS ARE NOT ONLY INTENDED FOR SLEEPING IN. THEY ARE A LIFE SPACES WHERE KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, BE TRULY HAPPY, IMPROVE THEIR IMAGINATION AND PLAY IN SAFETY. STYLE, SAFETY AND FUNCTION ARE THE MAIN CRITERIA FOR A PROPERLY FURNISHED NURSERY. IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, PLAY, SLEEP AND PLEASURE EVENTUALLY FOLLOW…

ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI…

WHICH WOULD BE YOUR HOME’S ZODIAC SIGN FOR THIS SPRING? THE DYNAMIC AND ENERGETIC ARIES HERALDING THE SPRING, WHO IS AN URBAN BY NATURE, YET DESPISES THE SUFFOCATING FEELINF OF TALL BUILDINGS? THE CASUAL CONFORMIST TAURUS WHO IS ADDICTED TO BEAUTY AND ART, AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY LIFE AND BIG MANSIONS? OR IS IT THE CURIOUS, CHILDISH URBANIST GEMINI, WHO IS AN EXPERT IN MASTERFULLY BRINGING UNCONVENTIONAL ITEMS TOGETHER?

PHILIPPE STARCK A LEGENDARY DESIGNER OF OUR CENTURY

WITH HIS INCREASING POPULARITY OF THE MAMA SHELTER AND YOOISTANBUL PROJECTS IN TURKEY, PHILIPPE STARCK IS UNEXCEPTIONALLY PHENOMENAL. HE IS SMART, INTRIGUING, AND CREATIVE… HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT PHILIPPE STARCK PROJECTS!

A COLORFUL WELCOME FOR SPRING

IT’S SPRINGTIME… ALTHOUGH NO BIG TRANSFORMATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR A PROPER WELCOME FOR THE COMING OF THIS JOYFUL SEASON, WHO COULD RESIST A THOROUGH AND FULFILLING HOMEY EXPERIENCE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR?

ZEN AN ANCIENT FAR EASTERN WISDOM&PHILISOPHY:

MAN IS THE VERY CORE OF LIFE… AND HOME IS HIS PEACEFUL SHELTER… THE PRIMARY PRINCIPLE OF ANY HOME IS TO PAY RESPECT TO THE ESSENCE OF MATERIALS… SIMPLE, USEFUL, AND JUST ENOUGH… HERE IS A BRIEF SUM OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF ZEN PHILOSOPHY AND MINIMALISM!

COUNTRY HOME MUST-HAVES
COUNTRY HOMES

COMFY SOFAS, WOODEN FURNITURE, LINEN UPHOLSTERY, FUZZY TULLES, PRINTED CURTAINS, WICKER BASKETS, SPACIOUS KITCHENS, CROWDED DINNERS… WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF COUNTRY HOUSES IN ALL THEIR COMFORT AND GUSTO…

LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE THE MASTER OF MODERN ARCHITECTURELU

WITH HIS FAMOUS SAYING “LESS IS MORE” AND HIS PROJECTS BRIMMING WITH ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS, LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE HAD HIS NAME WRITTEN IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN LETTERS OF GOLD. ACKNOWLEDGING ARCHITECTURE AS A STUDY FIELD, THE GERMAN ARCHITECT ALWAYS KEPT TRACK OF THE MOST AVANTGARDE ARTISTIC TRENDS, AND CAME UP WITH GROUNDBREAKING PROJECTS. HE WANTED TO BE ‘GOOD’ INSTEAD OF ‘INTERESTING’, AND HE WAS…

CHALETS

CHALETS, THE ROMANTIC ICONS OF WINTER WE ARE ALL SO FAMILIAR WITH THROUGH SNOWY POSTCARDS. THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THIS STYLE, WHICH IS BORN FROM THE NEED TO WARM UP IN THE WINTER CHILL OF COLD LANDS, IS TO GET COSY! AND GETTING WARMED BY THE FIREPLACE, BLANKETS, WOOLEN CUSHIONS, RUGS, ANYTHING IN GENERAL…

Nature itself, are good for the people.

The same way, unnatural practices such as symmetry is disregarded inside homes. After all, nothing is symmetric in the nature.

VASTU VEDA THE COSMIC FAR EASTERN DISCIPLINE IN DECORATION

BELIEVED TO BRING SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY AND PEACE IN HOMES WHEN APPLIED PROPERLY, VASTU VEDA IS A FAR EASTERN TRADITION WITH ANCIENT HISTORY. THOUGH ITS REPRESENTATION IN THE WESTERN MARKET MIGHT BE LIMITED TO “LUCKY HOUSES”, THE VASTU VEDA PHILOSOPHY IS ACTUALLY BASED ON A VERY DEEP KNOWLEDGE.

FELT

Described as a fabric manufactured of wool, felt is as reliable as is natural. Adaptable for assorted styles in assorted colors, it is easy to use and becoming ever more popular. The second most popular home decoration material following wool, felt brings perfect balance of interior humidity, keeping warm in winter and cool in summer. Pillows, carpets, mats, flippers... Just like wool, felt accessories are the stars of winter decoration.

FUR AND FLEECE From the aest hetical perspective, no ot her material can compete with the luxurious feeling inspired by fur, even when artificia l.

Possibly the best winter deco match, fake furs and fleeces, are among the most ancient materials in human history to keep warm. The articifial counterparts manufactured with modern technology are as warm and cosy as the originals. Besides, they emphasize the warmth of home when combined with leather. From the aesthetical perspective, no other material can compete with the luxurious feeling inspired by fur, even when artificial. Fleece on the floors and fur throws on sofas are the warmest pieces of winter textures.

HeartwarmIng textures for wInter homes: LEATHER, FUR, WOOL, FELT

COSY AND DURABLE WOOL, FELT MADE OF WOOL, FAKE FURS AS SOFT AND WARM AS ORIGINALS, BE READY TO LEAVE THE WINTER CHILL OUT. THE AUSTRALIAN STAGE DESIGNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER KARA ROSENLUND RIGHTFULLY SAYS, “THE MOTHER NATURE IS CERTAINLY THE BEST DESIGNER, STYLIST AND DECORATOR.” MATERIALS FROM THE NATURE MAKE US FEEL GOOD.

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