VILLA BODRUMKnown for its Art Deco past and sleek style, Bodrum design has long been about glossy, white-on-white, but it’s evolving.
The light here is pure without the hindrance of pollution, so warmer materials and richer fabrics take on an elevated, peaceful feeling in comparison to earlier all-white-style. Bodrum’s warm weather and cultural diversity influence the look and feel.
“If you look to history, Bodrum has always been unique,” Ours was inspired by sun and sea—much more playful and colorful.”
Bodrum interiors increasingly take their cues from nature. They are all about simple, modern elegance with a touch of tropical nature. Bringing nature indoors and layering spaces with plantings, lighting and furniture shades provides a visual comfort.
People are bored of industrial and stripped-bare interiors with so little materiality or texture. The trend is toward natural materials and finishes with more attention to pattern and texture. Bringing nature indoors as much as possible is the antidote to our hyper-connected lives in front of a screen. The climate and seafront conditions dictate and challenge the durability of materials, warmer woods, metals and richer materials are prevalent. We work to create a harmonious feeling between the interiors and exteriors of our residences to maximize the value of the property and give the owner a multifunctional space for year-round enjoyment.
The materials in the home are inspired by the environment and the landscape of Bodrum. We are attracted to blue hues and pale greens.
With a tropical climate and relaxed way of life, spending time outdoors comes second nature in Bodrum. Indoor/outdoor experiences, where you can feel the breezes and take in garden views, are paramount in Bodrum homes. Elements like courtyards, shady porches, flying roofs, and screened-in lanais are mainstays.
The super-sized furniture with practical fabrics that are weatherproof yet still luxurious and tactile. As a tropical climate, there is an expectation for untamed fauna, flora and palms trees with turquoise pools. However, there is also beauty in juxtaposing that expectation with darker pools set within a graphically restrained garden. Separately, today’s pools harness the sun’s energy for heating, so more designs are simpler rectilinear shapes that can accommodate retractable solar covers. In-demand finishes include stone copings like tumbled marble, glass tiles, or plaster finishes that look like stones.