Project: Kitchen

I keep telling myself that our bathroom was the most difficult space to decorate, but I think the kitchen was at least at the same difficulty level or even higher. Maybe the bathroom felt more difficult to me, because it was the first room we started with and I wasn’t experienced with Turkish workers at that time. Continue reading

My first month in Istanbul

It’s been over a month since I started living in Istanbul and a lot of things has happened so far. Even though I’m still not used to living in Istanbul, it feels like I’m here for years and that’s kind of a strange feeling.

The day of the movement was the hardest day of my life. I was prepared for this, knewing it wasn’t going to be easy. Istanbul is a nice place for a few days or even for a few weeks. Continue reading

Inspiration for the home

Before we bought our apartment I literally been through the internet for some inspiration. So I was quite sure about what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I already knew that I was nog going to be settled with something I didn’t like, not even for a short period. I would only buy something I fell in love with, even if this would mean I had to live without chairs or without a bed for a while. In this post I will share some of the websites and blogs I’m getting inspired by.  Continue reading

Project: Bathroom

One of the most difficult rooms to decorate was our bathroom. We had two bathrooms when we bought the apartment. A really small one, right next to the front door, with only a toilet, space for the washing machine and a sink. It was dirty, old and dark. I hated it at first sight.

We decided to cancel this small bathroom and make a little wardrobe / laundry room of it. We made shelves from the top down for our shoes. We hang up hooks for our coats. We placed the washing machine on the same place, cancelled the toilet and replaced all the broken tiles. Continue reading

How it all started

It all started almost five years ago, when my husband (Ugurcan) and I started dating. Summer 2016 he asked me to marry him and October 2016 we got engaged. During these five years we talked a lot about where to live. Some circumstances forced us to plan our future in Istanbul, so we bought a little apartment in January 2017 on the European side. Continue reading