Open since January 2012, da Paola is located on Nişantaşı’s Abdi İpekçi Caddesi, right next to Reasürans Pasajı. The store is more like a showroom, and the collection includes new pieces, as well as some vintage and antique ones, that owner Paola gathers from her travels around the world, in India, Syria, France.
Much of what’s exhibited at da Paola are solitary and unique pieces with character, mostly in natural and brown hues. Most pieces have animal prints or an ethnic feel, and range from sculptures, coffee tables, carpets, chests to mirrors, pillows, lamps, and much more.
If you’re in for shopping, you’ll definitely find something that will grab you by the gut. If you want to revamp your space or are in the process of moving to a soon-to-be-decorated apartment, inquire Paola about her decoration and consulting services. If you enjoy the harmony of contrast, you’ve got your lady.
Da Paola: The Harmony of Contrast; by Talya Arditi