5 places for great home décor in Istanbul
1) Hiç Contemporary Crafts
This shop, opened by interior designer Emel Güntaş, features one-of-a-kind home décor objects from passionate artisans and designers from all over Turkey and further east. The collection includes colourful Turkish coffeepots with wooden handles, hand-printed and illustrated silk scarves, ceramics with Islamic calligraphy and pillows with traditional Anatolian designs.
2) Omar Baban
An eclectic nomad who likes to mix ethnic and traditional design, Omar Baban’s collection of home goods cherish true hand craftsmanship. Make an appointment in advance to spend some time in this maximalist showroom to shop for beautiful hand-painted ceramics, suzani duvets, pillows and much more.
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3) Nauna Linen
You’ll only be able to see this Istanbul textile designer’s collection of table cloths, runners and napkins, handcrafted through natural dye printing, by contacting the artist through Instagram and making an appointment. Neslihan Algünerhan’s inspiration is nature, reflected clearly in her creations that bear the beauty of flora and fauna.
Founded by architects Muhammet Taşlı and İdil Özbek in 2010, Ham:m is one of the best places in Istanbul to buy modern furniture handmade by local artisans. The Ham:m Nişantaşı shop also features home décor goods from local designers that go quite well with their Scandinavian designinspired furniture.
5) Touline Ceramics
Tülin Bozüyük’s ceramics are inspired by her background in dance and interior architecture, a visual exploration that delves into the freedom of forms and emotions. Akin to the movement of the body, her elegant plates, bowls and cups transcend mere function and become singular works of art in muted natural tones.
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