Decorating Round the World: Turkish Delight

Known for intricate fabrics, tile work, and the decorative arts, design in Turkey now is a lively mixture of east and west, old and new. Come along with us this week as we explore the diverse homes of Turkey.

gogo gulgun selcuk

Low banquette-style seating and a rich colour palette of burnished gold and raspberry pair up to create a Turkish teahouse vibe within this Istanbul house.

Turkish Towel Store

Something as small as a coffee cup and saucer could supply a delightfully rich decorative accent. I would really like to add a set of these tiny patterned cups into my own kitchen.

gogo gulgun selcuk

A traditional pattern looks fresh and modern in large-scale black background. Employed in a little area defined by means of a pub cart, the bold print provides just the correct amount of drama without overpowering the space.

gogo gulgun selcuk

This kitchen combines styles with aplomb. A wildly patterned tile floor and an ornate chandelier dripping with beads are tempered with clean-lined cabinets and a very simple dining set.

gogo gulgun selcuk

A mural painted on the arched ceiling adds a poetic touch with this sitting area. Graceful French armchairs in cream and white use dove-gray accents to create the air of a calming oasis.

Neslihan Pekcan/Pebbledesign

The shape of the curvy legged writing desk and seat comes into consideration when all is painted white, while artfully placed photos add interest to the all-white room.

gogo gulgun selcuk

This kitchen is full of inspiration, from the exceptional cabinet storage bins from the cupboard to the mismatched chairs, the crystal chandelier, and also the tile-patterned rug warming the floor.

tuba yavuzer

A low platform bed receives a significant dose of drama in the gossamer canopy and neighboring floor-to-ceiling drapes. White palette and the cream feels positively.

Nilgun Batukan

Pattern on pattern on pattern undoubtedly has the wow factor. In the richly trimmed mirror and patterned sink into the floral background, this bath piles on the design. Maintaining the colours restrained to neutrals and bronze unifies the look.

Inform us Have you ever been to Turkey? What appeals to you about design?

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