As a returning traveler to Istanbul I developed a special bond with this city where its chaotic order has always made me feel more welcomed than anywhere else.
It’s a place that celebrates people, life, art and of course, design. For this reason I think we can all learn a bit from it’s lively landscapes and integrate them in our own love for the beautiful.
If there is any word to completely describe Istanbul, that is the word ‘color’! From the buildings of Balat neighbourhood, the shiny mosaic lamps hanging in small shops, the spices in bazaars to the graffiti on the walls this city’s vibe is all about the mix of color.
Your sights can never get bored in a place like this, always something catching your eyes and it all seems made to open both your eyes and your wallet.
Color is the one thing in design that helps you turn a space from dull to alive. I love spaces that combine electric colors with neutrals such as the ones below.
It’s not quite easy to get it right so I stick to the idea that best choose 3 shades in the godly 60-30-10 decoration rule to make sure the interior is balanced and vibrant in the same time.
I chose a few pieces below that would make great highlighting points in a space. And when in doubt, always use cushions to change and reinvigorate the decor.