I recently had the pleasure of designing from scratch an entire model home in a beautiful new residential development literally in the woods in Çekmeköy, Istanbul. This duplex flat comprised of three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms has exactly four super spacious terraces overlooking gorgeous greenery. It is a boutique project comprised of 60 units and located within exceptionally easy reach of all amenities and the Asian side's commercial/financial hubs. Check out the project in person if you are either on the market for a new home or want to be inspired by the styling of the house or if you just want to dream about how amazing it might be to live that close to the city but still be so immersed in nature…ESSA FLORA
Read on to see how it is possible to decorate an entire house in 10 days for an impressively low budget.
When I say someplace is close to all the amenities, you probably assume hospitals and schools and malls and such…and while this boutique development is close to all of these, most importantly, it is very very close to IKEA, Umraniye-Istanbul.
As you can imagine, the majority of the flat is from IKEA but as always, the IKEA products have been used creatively and selectively so that it can look less like IKEA and more like say B&B Italia or Vitra (ok I need to work on the modesty). While I am exaggerating the extent of my magical IKEA powers, I would like to think that the end result is simple but splendid considering the limitations. It is easy to design a house for tens of (or even hundreds of) thousands of dollars in a few months…but if you want something quick and simple then look no further :-)
Many of the accessories are from Zara Home, Boyner Home or Mudo Concept. There is also a dash of Crate and Barrel.
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The Living & Dining Room
The Multipurpose Family - Guest Room - Terrace
The Shared Children's Room
The Master Bedroom
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