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BURÇİN MERCAN ÖZGÜL

“Eclectic And Peaceful”

She was born in 1989 in Istanbul. In 2011, she graduated from Doğuş University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Interior Design where she has studied on a scholarship. She took part in construction projects of 4 and 5 star hotels, luxury residences and store brands of branches in Turkey and abroad and also worked in design teams. She worked as an editor in various magazines. She participated in certificate programs in marketing departments of universities related to social media management and branding. She has been providing services to a wide range of individuals and institutions such as interior design, marketing, social media management and website designs at Vizon Interior Design and Consultancy, which she has founded with her husband Onur Özgül, for the last 4-years. She defines herself as curious, demanding and disciplined. She enjoys creating timeless, warm and welcoming atmosphere where people feel comfortable




’When designing the space for Crystal Series, I was inspired by the “bohemian” style of travelers, artists and writers who chose to lead an extraordinary life. Bohemian style allows you to create a place where you can reflect your own style with the freedom it gives you to use interesting objects, patterns and colours together from many parts of the world. In this way, I took care to embrace the volatile and carefree, comfortable and unusual in the face of aesthetic and modern sensibilities.’’

What does it mean to design for you?

Designing for me is to explore the unique nature of each projects, to create a reaction by combining equal touches to science and art with the wishes and future needs of my customers.

When you were designing this place, what inspired you?

When designing the space for my Enza Home Book project, I was inspired by the “bohemian” style of travelers, artists and writers who chose to lead an extraordinary life.

Bohemian style allows you to create a place where you can reflect your own style with the freedom it gives you to use interesting objects, patterns and colours together from many parts of the world.

In this way, I took care to embrace the volatile and carefree, comfortable and unusual in the face of aesthetic and modern sensibilities.

How we should use the Crystal Living Room and Dining Room within decoration? And what are the essential components of them?

Whenever you start a new interior design project, it's useful to think that the room you're working on is a blank canvas. When trying to reflect an eclectic look, the dose is slightly higher. Since design elements of this style are often eye-catching, a neutral background is required first to relieve the space. Neutral paint colours that immediately come to mind and can certainly be considered valid; like white, grey, black and brown. However, I would like to invite you to consider for an additional option; natural materials.

Forests, stones and eco-friendly fibers are seen as visually neutral elements, but they have enough built-in texture and variety to prevent the background from becoming boring.

Consider using them as a natural parquet-stone on your floor, marble-wood on your counter and handmade and painted wall ornaments made of wicker material or handmade ceramic objects, fine linen texture and non-iron curtains inviting daylight from your window to your room etc.

Regardless of styles, balance and symmetry are important principles of design. However, when there is too much visual stimulation in an area, it will become harder to follow.

Balance and symmetry help our brain to simplify design. According to the psychology of Gestalt - a theory of thought that focuses on our perceptions of our brains as knowledge - our brains instinctively perceive design in its simplest form. Repeating identifiable models allows us to process the visual information of the room faster. As a result, we are more likely to find balanced areas that are aesthetically pleasing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus only on the inclusion of furniture parts and accessories that serve a very specific purpose. This allows your eyes to relax and focus only on the parts you add.

You will want to choose a colour that can be repeated at multiple points in your designed space. Consider using this colour on your textile products such as knee blanket, pillow, background curtain, wall murals and other accessories. If possible, try to find that colour in a variety of prints and patterns. This will help you stay loyal to your eclectic mix while gracefully immersing you into the space.

What are the outstanding trends of 2019?

Bohemian design has been a sincere and commanding, Mediterranean trend of the last few years. It is quite intriguing with the amount of freedom that it has. By mixing and matching, you have the chance to create a space design that expresses you in a defined style that you can literally imagine.