A sneak peek through the huge windows can make you wonder what's inside. You can think it is a house. But if you give it a try, upon opening the door you will see the magical atmosphere of Ayse Orberks shop in Cukurcuma, Istanbul.
When you enter the place you are awestuck for a moment and find yourself daydreaming. It seems like the house of a person with the finest taste in high ceilinged old buildings with huge windows and old parquets. I would go as far as to say that it appears to be the owner's second home, a place to host friends and spend some quality time. It looks like it was organized meticulously, as if she lived in those quarters full time. A burning fire place, an antic piano, drinks, and fresh fruit treats affirms the feeling that you are paying a visit to a friend in her home.
She likes the showcase various objects, collected only if found in their indigenous resting places.
I knew this place from my high school years since my high school was just few steps further. But I never knew first floor extended all the way to the top floor and opened to a big balcony from which you can see the entire area full of antique and design shops and historical buildings. I think that the black wall and fallen part create a really nice texture.
So if you wanna shop in this exceedingly charming atmosphere here is the adress:
Turnacıbaşı Sokak No 51 Çukurcuma, İstanbul