Fluent in English and Turkish, Ayla has a degree from Marmara University in Istanbul. She joined the Ethan Allen team in 2002. She credits her excellence in the design of custom soft goods to extensive training. She is equally adept at creating unique and beautiful window treatments, bedcoverings, and pillows.
Ayla believes the secret to being a good designer is having great listening skills. She enjoys establishing designer-client relationships and interpreting her client’s wishes into a cohesive design vision.
Her personal style is transitional, and she likes to marry timeless classic design elements with contemporary ones. Ayla looks forward to creating new spaces where her clients feel at home.
Ayla was the recipient of a Gold Spirit Award in 2012 and a Diamond Spirit Award in 2013. These awards are Ethan Allen's way of honoring their most successful design consultants.