My mother loves to poke around in antique markets and shops, looking for things that she can upcycle, refinish and re-imagine. Our home growing up was always a creative home. She has been a source of inspiration for me and she has always encouraged me to follow my own creative vision.
Just last week she came to visit me in Istanbul and she loved my new neighbourhood. It was a part of Istanbul that she had not seen before and she was in awe at how different it was and how ‘magical’. Fener is definitely picturesque and most of all, it has a soul.
It also has plenty of auction houses and antique shops that you can wander in and out of. I encouraged her to wander and I followed.