Turkish Delight

The conservatory's signature stained-glass windows, colorful mosaic ceilings, elaborate wrought bronze gate and Art Nouveaux furniture make it an ideal venue for small scale entertaining.

The conservatory's signature stained-glass windows, colorful mosaic ceilings, elaborate wrought bronze gate and Art Nouveaux furniture make it an ideal venue for small scale entertaining.

With turquoise having been chosen as the neutral color, Aniko painstakingly set out to locate the right fabrics and exotic trims for the curtains and furniture. She then rearranged original furniture and room settings; in route rediscovering fine objects, which had been, through the years, packed and tucked away. She also oversaw restoration of older items.

Said Schott: “We wanted Turkish colors and textures that flowed naturally representing furnishings and artwork through the centuries. Yet, we were also creating a contemporary and comfortable home. It was an incredible challenge to meet.”

Meanwhile, the Archetype team was busy numbering and labeling each part of the residence’s 150 windows and 200 doors – many of which included gold-plated hardware. Reeder filed weekly field reports, keeping track of each and every priceless original artwork, chandelier, brass and glass sconces or elaborate ironwork. Missing pieces had to be found or created.

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