Light, scripted ornate windows, reading nook to fit the space, wow. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Light, scripted ornate windows, reading nook to fit the space, wow. Instead of horrible burglar bars.

Light, scripted ornate windows, reading nook to fit the space, wow. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Light, scripted ornate windows, reading nook to fit the space, wow. Instead of horrible burglar bars.

Topkapi Palace

The Baghdad Kiosk (in Turkish: Bağdad Köşkü) in the Harem of the Topkapi Palace, the Ottoman palace in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district. It was built to commemorate teh Baghdad Campaign of Murad IV after

Boğaziçi Mosque (1774 - 75) Photograph by Tarkan Kutlu, courtesy of Yapı Kredi Yayınları

Boğaziçi Mosque - Photograph by Tarkan Kutlu, courtesy of Yapı Kredi Yayınları

future living room (Enderun Library, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul)

Topkapi Palace seen from the Bosphorus Strait Topkapi Palace was the home of the rulers of Istanbul from the to some time in the .

Entry of Serdar Gülgün Istanbul house in Ottoman Chic

Entry of Serdar Gülgün Istanbul house in Ottoman Chic

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…

HOUSE TOUR: The Most Beautiful Home In Istanbul

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

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