Turkey: Istanbul: Where to Shop: For the Home: Asli Tunca
After a successful career as a fashion designer, Istanbul native Asli Tunca turned her focus to interior design. She and her husband, Carl Vercauteren, a Belgian artist, recently formed a company under her name to unite their shared interest in hunting down beautiful objects—both contemporary and antique. The couple work on design projects around the world and have recently added a design line. In their spectacular show house, you can wander the rooms discovering wonderful antiques and reproductions as well paintings, sculptures and accessories such as pillows and jewelry. The pair have incredibly refined taste and collect whatever strikes their fancy as they roam the world, so expect to find unusual and extravagant treasures in this very special shop.