istanbul style guide

first let me say that just being in istanbul and walking around is an amazing feast for the eye! beautiful colors and textures everywhere. the people are so friendly and warm and we had perfect weather and delicious food the whole time, what more could we ask for.
one of my favorite finds just happened to be right around the corner from our charming hotel.
tulu is owned by american designer elizabeth hewitt who now is married to a turk and living in istanbul. the store is an wonderful combination of design based on antique textiles with a modern sensibility. spend some time here as there are 3 floors of textiles, rugs, furniture and accessories. elizabeth stared by designing fabrics for other company's before opening her own shop. the fabrics elizabeth designs are hand silk screened and hand blocked on silk, linen and heavier weight upholstery fabric. she offers her designs on pillows, curtains, bedding, scarves a variety of chairs upholstered in her fabrics.
for those of you not lucky enough to be in istanbul elizabeth has a website as well.
some of the treats i brought back are.....

and some pics of the store.....