Are you looking for towels that are modern, featuring bright colors or bold stripes…and that feel incredible? That’s exactly what I found on a trip to the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. My sister and I came across the Bath Style booth, and they specialize in Turkish bath towels, or peshtemals. I could not get over their beauty. I knew I absolutely had to learn more about these hand-woven pieces and what other incredible designs are coming of Turkey. After a bit of digging, I came across some beautiful Turkish designs that range from bath towels to rugs, pillows and even ceramics. My four picks offer perfect ways to infuse culture, color and one-of-a-kind design in your home.
While Turkish bath towels can’t be found everywhere just yet, the Etsy shop Bath Style has an incredible array in stock. Peshtemals are known for their absorbency and unique styles, which are representative of different regions in the country. I think these towels are so appealing, why limit their use just to a bathroom? They would make gorgeous table cloths or throws for a casual living room.
Yastik, based in Istanbul, presents a new collection of Turkish pillows every season. “Yastik” is the Turkish word for cushions, and these cushions are absolute works of art. The colors and attention to detail in each one is breathtaking. I’d love to have an entire collection at home.
And an exploration of Turkish design is not complete without a look at carpets. ABC Carpet & Home’s Color Reform collection features upcyled vintage carpets from Turkey. The salvaged materials are neutralized to remove their original color and then dyed in modern colorways. In jewel-colored hues like hot pink, emerald green and turquoise, these rugs offer a fabulous and one of a kind way to introduce color into your space.
If you’ve ever traveled to Turkey, I’d love to hear about how your visit influenced your appreciation for Turkish design. Or did you fall in love with textiles and ceramics from Turkey another way?
Tell me about it in the comments below.