Soho House is a group of private members’ clubs, restaurants, hotels and spas spread across the globe.
Soho House Istanbul is located in a 19th century Palazzo. Originally commissioned by an Italian shipbuilder as his palatial residence, it was later used as the US Embassy for most of the 20th century.
In 2016 extensive renovation work began to restore the building to its former glory.
The interiors are the work of James Waterworth, head of design for the Soho House group.
The building’s sheer scale could have been intimidating, so he’s created a series of intimate spaces with shades of blue, green and red to offset the expanses of marble.
As he points out “spectacular architecture can be both a blessing and a curse!”