The Karaköy Rooms is a modern hotel located in Istanbul, Turkey. However, even though it looks modern and fresh, the hotel is actually a 100 year-old building that was renovated and updated. The building was turned into a boutique hotel by architecture practice RunArchitects in 2010. It’s a small but charming hotel with an overall contemporary décor but with small details that testify about the building’s history.
The hotel offers 9 beautiful rooms. Even though they are all unique in their own way, the rooms follow the same pattern. They feature a simple palette of colors that includes tones of black and white which is a timeless combination as well as shades of brown, mostly found in the wooden furniture. The interior decors are simple and have a classical feel. The walls are white throughout the entire hotel and all the rooms have parquet flooring. Some of them feature high dark ceilings that are not immediately visible to the eye. They are a bold feature and further contribute to the overall elegant interior design.
The kitchen and the bathrooms have black ceilings as well with the same white frames as the rest of the rooms. The hotel is a mix of styles and influences with predominant modern elements. The black ceilings remind us of the 60s white some of the furniture pieces are traditional. Combined, they result in a charming décor, simple and elegant.