I’m starting to count down the days before my trip to Turkey.

It’s getting closer and with every day ticked off the calendar I’m becoming more excited. Soon I’ll be in one of the most vibrant and colourful cities in the world; Istanbul. Meeting with the designers and suppliers of the most stunning hand-loomed towels, pestamals, throws and linen.

I’m sad that this trip doesn’t leave me enough time to meet up with the weavers. Master weaver Mehmet is always such a wealth of information.

My time in Istanbul will see me having input into the colours and designs that will be showcased and available in Australia. This year will see shades merge and blur the boundaries as we begin to see more and more vintage styles and colours emerge. Think mint greens and latte colours, dare I say beige!

While I’m excited to be heading over to Turkey, I’m equally exited to be able to come back to Australia and share with you some of the most stunning and colourful hand loomed designs that will look at ease in any luxurious home. I haven’t even mentioned the pestamals, and these are by far, the most versatile cloth on the planet.

I’m also going to look at bed throws as these get requested time and time again.

Whilst it is a buying trip it won’t be all work, there will be some time to play. Istanbul has an incredible way of melding east with west and if you like Mediterranean food it’s a foodie’s heaven.

Until next time, Sandra x

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