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
While thinking about what to post today, my own kitchen came to my mind. Since we're soon moving to another country (Sao Paulo) I feel it would be great to show how I renovated our kitchen. The picture above shows how our kitchen was before. Very unattractive! We teared down everything, from the cabinets to the walls, got rid of that double tray ceiling and redid the floor. My vision was to create something charming instead of modern because this house was built around the 80's when there was absolutely no reference whatsoever to any period architecture. So I decided it would look like something between old and au courant.
I wanted the Ikea cabinets to go all the way up to the ceiling so I had the extra open boxes custom made and installed mirror in the back. I also added crown moldings to make them look more custom. These cabinets don't really need handles but I decided to install them anyway for the same purpose. I was happy when I found this kind of porcelain mosaic for a great price at a place called The tile shop. If you didn't, know the smaller the pieces the more expensive the mosaic, that's why the places that offer more affordable tiles usually only have mosaic of one inch. This one is little less than 3/4" which makes it look more like the real thing.
The custom banquet, upholstered more than three years ago in a Quadrille fabric.
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.