A power couple in the fashion world have created a fabulous space to escape to – filled with calm colours and soothing shapes

Get the look The Mood outdoor dining table is by Belgian company Tribù. Indian Ocean stocks its designs. The Harp chairs by Rodolfo Dordoni and Basket modular sofa by Gordon Guillaumier are by Italian outdoor furniture company Roda. Contact the European Design Centre for more info.

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A two-storey villa in Bodrum, Turkey. The lower-ground floor includes a living room, kitchen-diner, larder and an internal courtyard, plus four en-suite bedrooms, a WC/shower room and a terrace. Upstairs is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and balcony, plus a guest bedroom and en-suite bathroom.


Chic, serene and classic were the watchwords when designing this house – the antithesis of the fast fashion world the owners work in. Not that they completely abandoned their day jobs when it came to planning the interiors – like any designers, they began with a moodboard of colours, textures and materials that they planned to incorporate in the final look.

Get the look These are Andersen Quilt sofas by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. The coffee table is by Ofist. Try Content by Conran for similar.

The couple teamed up with Istanbul-based architectural company Ofist to bring a Turkish flavour to the scheme, creating a contemporary take on traditional interiors. It started with those materials pinned on the moodboard – chunky slate tiles and smooth and textured plaster for the walls, lots of wood for solidity and warmth – and a clever rethinking of the original plain ceilings.

Get the look This is the Mod. 2129 pendant by Gino Sarfatti for Flos. These are Gray 07 armchairs by Paola Navone for Gervasoni. This is the small Ink coffee table by Emilio Nanni for Zanotta. The bespoke shelving is by Ofist. See Ideas to Steal for similar. The Natural Stone Company stocks a range of similar slate wall tiles.

On the lower-ground floor, floating wood panels were installed overhead to add depth to the space and also to reference the roofs of local buildings. Upstairs, in contrast, wood beading was fixed to the ceilings in order to reflect graphic Turkish motifs.

Get the look This is the Lampe Gras 411 floor lamp, available in the UK at Twentytwentyone. Visit Porada to source side and console tables in this style.


The house’s entrance is on the ground floor, with stairs descending to the main living space. The owners wanted a spectacular pendant to create an impression as you walk in and it had to be long to maintain that drama as you walk downstairs, so they were delighted when they found a suitable piece.

Get the look This is the Series 21 pendant by Omer Arbel for Bocci. Arc Fabrications makes similar metal balustrades. Ecora’s Black Oiled oak flooring is a match for this one.


The main structural change was an extension to the existing kitchen as the couple love to cook and needed a bigger space to prepare food – and to eat and entertain. A long dining table extends from the work surface, surrounded by Hans J Wegner chairs in uplifting sky blue. Paired with a wood dresser, the effect is like a designer take on dungarees – country style with a knowing edge.

Get the look The cabinetry and dining table were designed by Ofist. For a similar kitchen, try John Lewis of Hungerford. Go to Benchmark for a large dining table like this. These are Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn. The Non Random pendants are by Bertjan Pot for Moooi.


There’s a similar juxtaposition in the hallway, where glazed doors open on to an internal courtyard filled with palms. It’s an unexpected explosion of greenery at the heart of the house, not least because much of the property’s focus is outwards – to the terrace and pool in the garden and on to the view of Bodrum Bay glistening in the distance.

Get the look The chaise and ottoman/table were designed by the couple’s interior architects Ofist. For similar seating, see the São Conrado sofa by Claudia Moreira Salles at Espasso.

For the same reason, the owners majored on pastels when it came to choosing the colour scheme, such as the pastel pink in the bedroom.

Get the look For a matching wall colour, check out Fired Earth’s Manna Ash matt emulsion. The desk is by Ofist. Try The Conran Shop for similar. This is the Nerd chair by David Geckeler for Muuto. The Alcova ’09 four-poster bed is by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto at B&B Italia. This is the ST04 Backenzahn side table by Philipp Mainzer for e15, available at Viaduct.


Bespoke cabinetry is tucked into a recess at one end of the room. A trio of miniature pendants makes an eye-catching addition to the scheme.

Get the look The vanity unit and mirror are by Ofist. CP Hart sells similar bathroom furniture and accessories. The East West pendants are by Hüseyin Turgut for Turkish company Lightwork. Try Rothschild & Bickers for similar.


The colours are a bit brighter than the couple would usually go for but their son loves them

Get the look The bed and shelving unit are by Ofist. Try Feather & Black for similar. The lamp shades are by Turkish knitware company Babucoco. Visit Etsy for similar. The wall light is by Le Klint.

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Photography / James Merrell

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