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Neutral Territory

by habituallychic

03 . 02 . 11
I really think that I’m going to have to own several homes in order to satisfy my love of different decorating styles.  I usually like some color in my interiors but sometimes I see a neutral scheme that just looks so serene and calming that I can’t help but love it too.  You may have thought these photos were from a home in France but they are actually from townhouse in Istanbul, Turkey. Former top fashion designer Asli Tunca and her artist and decorator husband Carl Vercauteren own this amazing space also named Asli Tunca.  It serves as both their home and showroom and is filled with antiques and pieces they have designed.  Turkey has been on my must visit list for a while but after seeing these photos, I think it’s just jumped to the top of the list.  Enjoy!

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  1. Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} March 2, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    I agree with you! Usually I’m a fan of colour in a space, but sometimes a neutral look really is lovely!

  2. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ March 2, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    EYE CANDY OVERLOAD – just stunning!!!!!

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  3. Belle on Heels March 2, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    i need multiple homes AND multiple weddings to satisfy all of the different design schemes i love!

  4. Luciane at HomeBunch.com March 2, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Some rooms are too bare, but the 4th picture makes me dream! What a fabulous combination of texture and materials.

    I hope you’re having a great day so far, Heather.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    PS: Drop by sometime, ok? 🙂

  5. La Maison Fou March 2, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Oooh Heather;
    This one is a favorite, that palate
    is a favorite of mine!
    Lovely and really peaceful. The entrance into the courtyard is brilliant. I would like to have my morning coffee there, also my afternoon tea!


  6. quintessence March 2, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    I know how you feel – I frequently feel that I would need multiple dwellings to satisfy all the different decorating styles I like. And also agree with you about Turkey – have wanted to go for years!! This is stunning!

  7. Stephanie March 2, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    “I really think that I’m going to have to own several homes in order to satisfy my love of different decorating styles.” I had to laugh -I always tell this to my husband!

  8. Karena March 2, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Heather I am generally a “Color is my Life” woman; this home however and THE staircase, stunning!!

    Art by Karena

  9. Gue-ss March 2, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    This has to be my dream home (minus the orange branches on the bed – I see what they’re doing but it jars a bit with the rest of the room..) The huge curved window and freestanding bath are to die for!
    Also, you can never have too many fauteuils in my opinion..


  10. South of Market March 2, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    These spaces are BEAUTIFUL!! Loved them so much we had to tweet the post 🙂

  11. Cove and Grey March 2, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    I love the four poster ‘coral’ bed!! So unique!

  12. Maison Luxe March 2, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    oh wow….most beautiful house ever. thank you for posting this!

  13. Mary March 2, 2011 | 8:53 pm

    The white bedroom with the red branch-like bed frame and post is absolutely eye-catching. It looks like something out of a fairytale or fantasy land.
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  14. The enchanted home March 2, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    WOW that is SOME house indeed. I LOVE the staircase..looks like its finished in limed oak, just fabulous. The entire space is just beautiful..thanks for sharing!

  15. JWC March 2, 2011 | 10:00 pm

    This house is fantastic… the layering and mixture of various neutrals is so sophisticated. And that red coral bed is the perfect jolt of color… wow… thanks for sharing!


  16. tdclassicist March 3, 2011 | 12:51 am

    Very striking. I could use that pair of limestone sphinxes!

  17. Big Sunglasses, Southern Smiles March 3, 2011 | 7:37 am

    Im loving your site.. Currently having a home built & with a bare palette, I am struggling to put together an amazing interior that I think will impress (and feel like home) You share some great inspiration! Love it!


  18. meenal bishnoi March 3, 2011 | 8:11 am

    Loving the overall neutral color palatte…its amazing how all the accessories are so distinctly visible despite the lack of vibrant color…I’ve see the image with the red branch bed before..can’t remember where though. Thanks for sharing, Heather! xx meenal

  19. Barbara@HausDesign March 3, 2011 | 9:48 am

    That railing is amazing! I love all the neutrals actually…what a beautiful space. I posted about some unique highlights of Istanbul recently – take a look if you’re interested! http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/01/turkish-bath-ikat-fabric-and-more.html

  20. Allison Feldman Egan March 3, 2011 | 10:17 am

    This is so stunning! thank you for sharing it! I cant wait to visit turkey too! http://www.designpress.typepad.com

  21. Zelda March 4, 2011 | 8:17 am

    Speechless !!! so Belgium at the same time .

  22. margo March 4, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Love the coral four poster bed! Do you have any info on it?

  23. Maria Dolores March 13, 2011 | 3:42 am

    This house is so gorgeous and sophisticated I’m speechless…
    Other stunning neutral interiors were profiled in Vogue, I think ten years ago, at designer Luisa Beccaria’s castle in Sicily.