Thursday, May 29, 2008

Magical Turkey

Turkey’s Mediterranean shore called the Turquoise Coast, is nearly 1600 km (994 miles) long, scattered with fine-sand beaches and sprinkled abundantly with classical cities turned to picturesque ruins. From Marmaris to Antalya the coastline is gorgeous and the weather is excellent.
This is where East and West meet, an exceptional blend of modernistic influences and Islamic tradition. The Ottoman empire had definitely left marks on the Turkish living style – fusion of oriental and modern elements.
Turkish homes frequently have plenty of mats, a divan, and small tables heavily inlaid with Arabic designs, plenty of arches, bead curtains, potted palms, and heavily sprung ottomans. Turkish carpets and rugs are another prominent characteristic of the typical Turkish home. They have strong, precise, stylized geometric or floral patterns in bold colors—red, yellow, green and blue—found usually portrayed the local mosques.
Also, Turkish ceramics are among the finest in the Mediterranean. The Turkish tradition of making pottery stretches thousands of years and reached its creative pinnacle in the 16th and 17th centuries under the rule of the Ottoman empire.

Bottom line: all you need to do is mix and match oriental and modern pieces to create your own unique style.

Mediterranean Turkish homes

Contemporary Turkish home

Magnificent fusion of modern and oriental elements

Turkish bath

Turkish design oriental wool rug

The famous Turkish tiles
Turkish mural


Teak said...

i really love all the pictures put up here
they are all very much needed in home decoration
Teak Care

manislog said...

I am very impressed with your photos. I am writing to ask if I could use one of your picture named "Turkish Bath" in an article "History of Turkish Baths" in my book "What Muslims Did". I will attribute it accordingly to your blog web page "Home-In-Fusion". I will look forward to hear from you soon