Istanbul’s Eclectic Room Mate Emir Hotel by Lázaro Rosa-Violán Has It All

PROJECT NAME Room Mate Emir Hotel
LOCATION Istanbul
FIRM

Eclectics need look no further for inspiration than , the Istanbul retreat designed by that is the ultimate mix of East and West and old and new.

According to the designers, Emir is “the ultimate fusion of different existing buildings from the old Istanbul, each one with its own personality and peculiarity.” With many of these structures already housing cultural treasures—frescoed ceilings, for example—the pressure was on the design team to create a fresh, luxurious environment while still showcasing the relics of the original.

Sconces in brass and white opal glass flank the entrance to a side room; overhead, a mirrored ceiling reflects the black and white marble tile, crafted by local artisans. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Pink velvet seating and birch wood coffee tables offer a refuge for hotel guests. The ceramic vases are handmade by Dutch-French artisans. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
The front desk makes a statement in aged brass; a pink glass chandelier shines overhead. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
The black enamel finish of the lighting fixtures and hanging mirror matches sections of the patterned accent wall behind the bed. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
A black tinted wall features a printed canvas. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Mirrors spanning the upper walls reflect a frescoed ceiling; below it, the pink velvet sofa and black leather chairs surround a central coffee table. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Dark-tinted olivewood flooring contrasts with the orange velvet upholstery of the sofa and ottoman. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Velvet- and cotton-upholstered sofas form a sitting area. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Twin oak wood nightstands sit beneath brass and enameled-metal sconces. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
An oak table is surrounded by green velvet and brass chairs. A beech wood cabinet occupies the back wall. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
Two iroko lounge chairs are complemented by a matching side table. The pine wood walls and deck have been treated for exterior use. Photography by Ludovic MAGNOUX & Martin MENDEZ © 2018 / HEROES AGENCY.
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