10 Up-and-Coming Interior Designers From Istanbul

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Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

Istanbul designers have plenty of inspiration, considering they live in a city that is not only rich in history and tradition but also has its foot firmly set in modernity. We took a look at some of the best up-and-coming interior designers whose styles all differ.

1. RB Living


Founded by Rezzan Benardete, RB Living is known for designing the interiors of wealthy homes in Bebek. As such, a modern style is always at the forefront, with touches of Istanbul and an undeniably cool flair. To get an idea of Benardete’s personal style, drop by the RB Living office and store to see some of the furniture, textiles, and decorative pieces that have made her such a big name.

I-D Istanbul

Belonging to the very popular furniture and home décor store Ham:m, I-D Istanbul takes on that unmistakably retro-inspired style and furnishes beautiful spaces that are cool in every sense of the word. Designers İdil Özbek and Muhammer Taşlı are known for their use of natural wood, which always stands out in their modern and young aesthetic.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

I-D Istanbul: Paşa Mahallesi, Hasret Caddesi, No. 53 Şişli, +90 212 265 21 90

Ham:m Store: Tomtom Mah. Boğazkesen Caddesi No. 71 / 1, Beyoğlu, +90 533 234 11 22


Merve Kahraman

Having studied interior design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Merve Kahraman worked at architecture firms in London and New York before moving back to Istanbul to start her own studio. Her style is an impeccable combination of youthful cool with just the right touch of sleek modernity.


2. Özhan Hazırlar


One of the first Turkish interior designers to be featured by Devianart.com, Özhan Hazırlar is from Reyhanlı and studied interior architecture at Hacettepe University. By 2001, the talented designer opened his own studio and has been responsible for the modern interior design of residences, spas, hotels, and offices.

3. Hakan Ezer

Store, Architectural Landmark

The design style of Hakan Ezer is quite unique in Istanbul because of a wildly successful confluence of antique and modern. In his store in Çukurcuma, you can really get a feel for the kind sophisticated style that Ezer has mastered and bestowed upon his clients.

4. Aslı Günşiray


One of the most important names in antiques, the Çukurcuma store of Aslı Günşiray is a treasure trove of beautiful finds from all over the world. Her keen interest in cultural diversity, history, and modern movements are all represented in her interior design projects as well, which have included beautiful summer homes as well as historic waterfront mansions.

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