Design Stories

Interior designer

Design Stories is a London-based interior design studio founded by Murude Katipoglu, specializing in high-end residential and boutique hospitality projects. With both national and international work, the studio has delivered projects across a broad range of skills and disciplines.

The studio is led by the founder Murude Katipoglu who is known for her refined, eclectic aesthetic that blends natural textures with timeless materials and craftsmanship. Growing up in Cyprus ⁠— surrounded by its raw beauty, nature and diverse history ⁠— Murude gained a deep appreciation for natural materials. Her heritage has influenced her as a designer and sparked a love of textures, as well as antiques that have been passed down for generations, and handmade furniture crafted with traditional skills.

Whether it’s a high-end residential project or a holistic hospitality venture, the studio fuses different styles and periods new and old – to create timeless designs with a hand-finished quality. The common denominator in every project is an elegant and understated, yet warm and inviting, style. Murude is the central figure in client relations and personally leads all design projects. Getting to know the people who inhabit the space, understanding their needs, while creating places that evoke emotions and connection, is at the heart of everything she does.

From architectural elements to the final details of dressing spaces, Design Stories hand-craft environments, which enables their clients to develop personal and long-lasting relationships with their interior spaces.

London, England

English speaking

  Get advice on:

  • How to furnish and decorate rooms
  • Furniture and carpet selection and placement
  • Brands and stores to consider
  • Choose and combine paint colors
  • Style a room
  • Drapery & window treatments
  • Custom built-ins such as bookshelves, desks and storage
  • Ideas before a renovation
  • Sourcing of unique / vintage objects and furniture

Book a video consultation

Murude is looking forward to help and talk to you. 

Duration:
25 min
Price:
1875 SEK
Consultation:
1:1 video call
Duration:
55 min
Price:
3125 SEK
Consultation:
1:1 video call

Want more?

If you and your expert hit it off during the consultation and you would like the expert to deliver mood boards, interior schemes, floor plans etc you can book the expert for a larger project after your consultation, as long as she/he has time. After your video call you will get the opportunity to order this kind of service.

What to expect from a video consultation?

Whether you want help sourcing furniture or need help achieving cohesion and a common thread in your home, Murude is the perfect sounding board for helping you.

Show your space during the video call, prepare a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply talk and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of creating a home you love can be time-consuming and expensive. Talking to an Expert makes the process easier – and more fun!

Common questions

How does a consultation work?

All consultations take place via video calls in Google Meet. Before your consultation, you will receive a calendar invitation with a link via email leading to your video meeting. In the meeting you will be able to show your home/room/garden and talk to your advisor and share your thoughts and concerns.

Should I prepare for my consultation?

Before your consultation, you will receive a guide from us that will clearly show you how to prepare in the best possible way. The best consultations are those where the customer has prepared and knows which questions they want answered.

Of course, your preparation can be as minimal or thorough as you feel is necessary to achieve your goals with the consultation. We suggest putting together a simple document or presentation that includes photos of the spaces you need help with and questions you want answered.

You will also be able to upload information like inspirational pictures, furniture that you like or floor plans/drawings. It is totally up to you what kind of information you want to upload. Your adviser will be able to see this information before the meeting with you.

If you have further questions about how to prepare, please contact us at booking@talkto-official.com

How do I show my advisor my home?

As the meeting takes place via video (Google Meets) which you can use on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, the idea is that you film your space during the meeting so that the adviser can see and give advice directly.

Before the meeting, you will also be able to upload pictures and your questions so that the adviser can prepare. It is also possible to share images and other material with each other during the video meeting itself.

How do I pay for a consultation?

Payment is made securely by card when booking a consultation. Just like when you buy an item of clothing in a webshop.

Can I contact my booked advisor before the meeting and tell them what I want to talk about?

You will not be able to contact or discuss directly with your advisor before the consultation.

However, when you book your appointment, you can write a short note to your advisor and explain what you want to talk about. After booking your consultation, you will alson have the opportunity to fill in a questionnaire to provide your expert with additional information about your project and your questions.

You will also be able to upload files (presentations, images, floor plans, etc.) that the advisor can look at before the consultation and that you can review together during your consultation.

Will the expert send me documents such as drawings and mood boards after the consultation?

Talk To is a service based around video consultations. A little bit like KRY and Mindler. This means that all communication with your expert takes place during the meeting and no deliverables in the form of drawings or moodboards are sent to you afterwards. 

If, on the other hand, you would like to order a larger project from your expert, after the consultation, which means that the expert will do work for you outside the platform, that is of course fine. Please see above for more information regarding this matter.