The ornate facade of The House Hotel in IstanbulOne thing that inspires me the most is Architecture, especially seeing how different countries interpret it while injecting their own personalities. I think that is extremely smart and I'm so happy that that's being the case. The House Hotel in the hip Beyoğlu area of Istanbul was renovated in 2010 and Autoban, the firm responsible, preserved the 1890's building by keeping its structure as untouched as possible and also maintaining its beautiful parquet floors, hexagon coffered ceilings, boiseries, and Mosaic.
In the bathrooms hexagon shaped mirror again mirrors the ceiling. The two leg sink, by the way, deserves a post of its own.
Apparently the hotel has a "butler" style service but I would much rather be at the roof top enjoying a delicious Turkish breakfast overlooking The Galata tower.
images from Autoban and THH