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Grand Designs | Architectural Digest

Decorator Serdar Gülgün Istanbul residence: "The Fruit Room" modeled after Topkapi spaces

"Boudoir in Ottoman style, decorated after the return of Emperor Napoleon I from Egypt. Hotel de Beauharnais, Residence of Eugene Beauharnais, Josephine's son adopted by Napoleon. Architects: Bataille and Calvenet. Furniture by the brothers Jacob."

Boudoir in Turkish style, decorated after the return of Emperor Napoleon I from Egypt. Hotel de Beauharnais, Residence of Eugene Beauharnais, Josephine's son adopted by Napoleon. Furniture by the brothers Jacob.

Gülgün renovated the house using period furnishings and techniques that borrowed from Istanbul's centuries as a trade entrepôt—a departure from the more popular glass luxury condominiums and postmodern limestone mansions that dot the hillside below, the construction of which has been buoyed by one of the fastest-growing economies and populations in either Europe or Asia. Istanbul, sometimes called the Paris of the East, now boasts more billionaires than the City of Light. The house's…

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(Also loving the velvet sofa) Jewel-toned upholstry and silk wall hangings complement Gulgun's collection of Arabic art and calligraphy. Via ELLE DECOR

Vintage pieces of furniture such as the 1930s armchairs and antique fireplace from Anatolia in Turkey are given a new contemporary, luxury setting in the living room; papered with Osborne & Little wall fabric, a hand-made carpet and bespoke Ottoman designed by Hall

A spacious pale green bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Two ottoman's are placed at the foot of a king size bed and a period style armchair and foot stool are placed before a window.

Feyzullah Paşa Av Köşkü, Istanbul

The fruit room, embellished with hand-painted pomegranates, quinces, and other delicacies, is modeled after a similar space in Istanbul’s historic Topkapi Palace.

Serdar Gülgün

In one of the upstairs alcove, Serdar Gülgün disposed on the bottom of celadon walls, ancient calligraphy of his collection, Ottoman and bronze chandelier medallion portrait of Sultan Abdülmecid.

Incorporating pieces from homes they’d fashioned for this client in the past—with an eye to both the present and the future—Stan Topol & Associates created interiors with an evolved look that perfectly suits the family. The formal living room has two separate seating groups, one anchored by a pair of impressive coromandel screens and the other by a mantel from Chesney’s.

Incorporating pieces from homes they’d fashioned for this client in the past—with an eye to both the present and the future—Stan Topol & Associates created interiors with an evolved look.

Entry of Serdar Gülgün Istanbul house in Ottoman Chic

Ottoman Chic

Ottoman Chic Home of Serdar Gülgün, Stripes, Kitchen, Istanbul, Turkey

The Ottoman Chic Home of Serdar Gülgün

Ottoman Chic Home of Serdar Gülgün, Stripes, Kitchen, Istanbul, Turkey

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