Life is a breath. Contrary to popular belief, your belongings in life, the clothes you buy, the holidays you take, the words you say... It’s not like the storytelling style it is now. Life consists of the meanings you attribute to the abstract or concrete concepts around you as long as you breathe. As Martin Heidegger said, “What one loves becomes the focal point of one’s own paradise.”
In fact, as we breathe, we move along a line of perspective. The name of the result awaiting us as a result of this progress is “the point of satisfaction”. Acting from this perspective, I refer to frequency as anything we are in and can technically regulate. The French word for “frequency” is how often something is repeated. That’s why I’m asking you:
-How often do you communicate with the frequencies in your life?
-Do you have a word in your life or are those frequencies?
According to research, when you look at the world happiness ranking, you will see Denmark, Norway and Iceland in the top 3. plain and simple life is at the center of their lives. You can call this simple and plain life “Hygge”. When you come to more cosmopolitan geographies, you can call it “minimalism”. Because “real” happy people are those who have total control of their lives. It is not people who feel trapped, but people who create their own cages.
L E S S - I S - M O R E
Less is more. This philosophy was first expressed and adopted by Architect Mies Van Der Rohe. This trend, which has inspired many designers, has emphasized functionality rather than appearance in the field of modern architecture. The things you don’t use, the clothes you don’t use... all the frequencies that don’t communicate with you. Why in your life?
Too much stuff is actually a sign of laziness. Because whether you are aware of it or not, your brain is constantly interacting with your environment. If your brain regularly encounters confusion in your daily life, you will become lazy as a result. You become more careless and more forgetful.
First of all, we have to forget that we will be designing in an area of 80 m². We must move forward knowing that it is the thoughts, not the walls, that limit us. In this way, we need to create a story for everything we do and prioritize the functionality of any asset we place. Design is a whole. The elements included in the whole are a puzzle piece, and the most important element of this puzzle piece is human. In today’s world, human is a creature who works in strenuous jobs and is exposed to harassment directly or indirectly. The place where he takes refuge in his own privacy, away from all people, is our homes, that is, our living spaces. Therefore, we should decorate our living spaces as simply and simply as possible, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. In order to feel nature in our souls in these areas where we are closed, we must carry it to our home.
HIGH DETAIL GAPS - Primary Colors
High-detail gaps, change the overall look and feel of our space, depending on the colors we choose. If your space is narrow, the colors you should usually choose should be light and bright colors. In this way, the light from the window or door portals draws more zigzags inside. The more diffused light illuminates the dark areas in your space. As you can see, all of the choices we make before we start must be a “conscious choice”. Wrong choices, wrong directions, or most importantly, a wrong professional can bury you in the dark.
Let’s start. I need a calm color collection. I found all the colors to meet my needs on Jotun. Jotun 1622’REFLECTION should have been my wall color. Because, like the name of the color I chose, I like to feel nature deeply. Especially in the pure white heat of the color, there is peace.
MID DETAIL GAPS - Secondary Colors
Medium detail gaps are the main element that determines the contrast and style after the high detail gaps. The color choices and design choices you make in these areas determine the style and shape of the concept. My choice in this project was for modern, minimal and neutral choices. The colors that I would use in these areas became clear when I made the primary color selection. Jotun 12085’Rural, 12076’Modern Beige. These colors would determine my grade matches in the middle areas and then I would move on to my tertiary color choices.
LOW DETAIL GAPS - Tertiary Colors
Low detail gaps, small nuances, tiny touches, but everything that makes sense to us. The only thing I need to pay attention to here; was to create a rhythm using the color transitions between my primary color choice and my secondary color choice. Using natural materials, I raised the livable level of the room a little higher. I used natural ceramics, natural woods, crystallized objects for him.
If you are one of those who say “Home, home, sweet home” and you have a home with minimal areas, your priority should always be comfort and functionality in your furniture. We have to be very careful, especially on our sofas where we do our sit-in and spend a lot of time on them. Since I prioritized comfort, simplicity and minimalism while designing this project, I made my choice in this direction. Designed by Norm Architect for Menu, the Eave Modular sofa has a curved style beyond comfort and convenience, which convinced me. It was simple but extraordinary. I have a special sympathy for things that make me feel infinity where I sit, where I touch. That’s why I like to move outside of the usual furniture. Again, when I proceeded with the same thoughts, my second choice was the minimal but rich Milo Baughman Armchair due to its velvet fabric. Then I took the natural connotations a little higher with the Taula coffee table designed by Patricia Urquiola. It was a wonderful combination of curved surfaces.
LINE ART AND PRINTS
I used my painting selections for Line-Art works that I had determined before to adapt to the lines of the project. Sometimes you can tell a lot with just one line. These tables are some of the best examples of this. Artful Lines is the name of these works, which you can access at Desenio.com.
Another illustration that welcomes us on the ground is a version with line-art lines. Echo Bunny is a product of Asplund, which has great collections. Asplund adds natural effects to many products by mixing modern lines and Swedish traditions. These people do this job well.
entry | hallway
Do you want to have general information about a house? Look at the entrance of a house. Because our house entrances tell us a lot about the style of the house. First of all, it is very important how it makes you feel when entering and leaving the house. If you do not have a regular entree, you will not care about this place. Then you won’t care about anything else. Your brain laziness will begin as you enter and exit that house, and you will re-enter society as a careless person.
I acted with these thoughts while designing the entrance of this house. I had to make a simple but functional design. I used all the walls I could and designed hidden spaces within the walls. I got rid of the crowd, the extra stuff, everything that was tiring for the eyes. There was only one thing that greeted me as I entered and exited the door. A minimal shoe rack produced by Schönbuch, with adjustable shoe racks and 2 drawers where you can put extra stuff. It had exactly the functionality I was looking for. It offered a very rich content under the minimal appearance. I used decors to add some more meaning and richness. This bird, unique to Eames House, which appears almost everywhere, directs us into the house with its stance and gaze. Of course, I had to highlight the decor that I attributed such a meaning to with a task lighting. Here, my choice was the Snoopy lamp by Flos. This lighting, which dates back to the 1960s, was updated again in 2003. This type of lighting, which you can adapt to an intelligent lighting, can sometimes be much more than a lighting. Since the subject of lighting techniques and smart lightings is a very deep subject, I will end it here for now.
I can say that it didn’t take much time to design the hallway. What I just wanted to do in this area was to make the transition to the bedroom a little more meaningful. How could I have done this without narrowing the field too much? As I made my way to the bedroom, I thought it would be a wonderful feeling to feel the night and the sky on the wall. Art-in-return’s artwork called White Moon helped me with this. It was a natural work, there was handwork, but above all it was fantastic. We need stories like this in our living spaces.
Meet Bridge from the Plinth collection. The Plinth collection has great functional variations. The pieces in the collection are so versatile that you can use them anywhere.
Speaking of freedom, I will not pass without mentioning this lighting designed by JWDA. Things should not limit us. We should feel our freedom to give up everywhere. For this reason, we should prioritize timelessness, comfort and functionality in the items we will use. You will have the freedom and flexibility to move wherever you want by choosing products such as JWDA’s product rather than fixed lighting. Sometimes you can use it at your bedside, and sometimes in your living room.