Trained at Parsons School of Design and New York University, I am an Interior Designer and Interior Design Planner based in New York City and New Jersey. This Interior Design blog was created to bookmark my inspirations...from
architecture, design, history and fashion. Good design is self-expressing. I interpret these rooms through my own perspective. If you see something new and different...something I can’t see...please contact me, as I am always interested in other peoples’ viewpoints.
Julie Yenicag Interiors
When my in-laws asked me to help them with remodeling their kitchen in their vacation home in Manavgat, Turkey, the first thing they asked for was for a modern kitchen. They had lived most of their lives in Istanbul so they wanted a space where they can come and rest their minds and eyes from the ornate and splendor of Istanbul. They are also big fans of modern design and big collectors of glass in every shape and color you can imagine. One main reason for the remodel was to make the kitchen more spacious and functional and to convert one full bathroom, next to the kitchen, into a powder room. I made the floor plan and suggested the use of local material such as travertine, which was used on the kitchen floor as well as for the hallway through the entrance. We did many Skype conference calls to make decisions and go over the details. It's amazing all you can do with technology now a days! There are still some things left to be done, such as window treatments and other stuff.
For the powder room I suggested a sliding door and you can see a tiny bit of it towards the right.
As many vacation homes in the Mediterranean, the washer/dryer is in the kitchen, the small microwave/ oven is a sentimental object because it belonged to my mother in law's mother so she made a point of keeping it. They are very happy with the result and am even happier that they love it.
I am convinced that our surroundings influence our beings and if we put in our homes only what we love based on comfort and functionality beauty will reveal itself. After all, having a warm, comfortably functional and beautiful home to come back to at the end of a long and hectic day, is what we all covet. A happy home which should render us with either a sense of comfort or reward at the end of our busy days.
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury" - Coco Chanel 2008-2011 BELLE VIVIR: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JULIA PAULINO YENICAG. ALL CONTENT IS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF BELLE VIVIR UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO COPY OR ALTER CONTENT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT.