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behind the scenes: buying trip to istanbul

By 9/16/2015

tomorrow is the day - all of the gorgeous treasures we discovered in turkey are going to be up for sale on the site, starting at 11am EST. we've worked hard to prepare a really special experience for a customers - an opportunity to shop our exclusive finds, sourced by me, in the back alleys, the grand bazaars, the homes of the makers, and the workshops of the finest artisans in istanbul.

to help get in the grandest of bazaar moods for tomorrow's sale - here are some behind the scenes snaps from our trip, and a few sneak peeks of the items that will be up for grabs tomorrow at 11am on furbishstudio.com.  you can also check out our travel guide here, with tips on where to stay, eat and shop in istanbul.

overwhelmed, in the best way

a vibrant floral suzani in pinks and reds
inspiration everywhere, especially in the gorgeous mosques
boat ride on the bosphorus
making decisions
the spread at 360 istanbul
the suzani room
suzani pillows with tassels

no deals are made without tea
and more tea

i had my eye on this 

daily breakfast spot on our hotel's rooftop

passion tea from the spice market

turkish rug in vibrant orange and pink
don't worry about that
amazing views in every direction
wrapped up

felted evil eye artwork
a rug being born

the cat man

colorful turkish rugs
doing the deal

intricately handbeaded beaded necklace
cats around every corner

i had this thing with floors


our hip lobby, at mama shelter

yes way rosé 
amazing rug finds

custom framed piece of a mirrored vintage textile
turkish towels from the grand bazaar

nighttime views of the city
sure, let's do that

a bedcover made from pieces of vintage embroidery

one of our faves
stacks and stacks
festive rooftop trees

turkish towels in the brightest blues
colorful tour buses
tough to choose!

turkish cafe
treasures to discover at tulu textiles

a shocking pink snake motif on a perfectly sized pillow

one of our favorite finds, super soft turkish robes

turkish lunch

embroidered pillow
eyes everywhere