In my previous post I tried to inspire you to get imaginative when styling your wine and cheese tables. And….I almost heard some of you saying, "great spreads, but I don't have boards and bowls and platters and beautiful accessories like these…"
Simple and Splendid to the rescue…here is my roundup of just a few of most beautiful serveware, platters, boards, bowls, plates, cheese accessories which you can purchase right here in Istanbul (or at least have delivered right to your door).
But first, Today's Top 5 SPLENDID STORES for housewares and home furnishings in ISTANBUL!!
Five Splendid Stores: Housewares in Istanbul
I have shopped from all of the stores below them and own many of the products featured at the end...
1.HAMM in Beyoglu…Beautifully designed and crafted furniture and objects. Very Scandinavian-Turkish :-) Gorgeous pieces from their "objects", "lighting" and "furniture" collections are also available at DANK .
Tomtom Mahallesi, Boğazkesen Caddesi No:71/A Beyoğlu - ISTANBUL PHONE: +90 533 234 11 22 .
2. DANK in Istinye...probably the only design + second hand furniture store in all of Istanbul…check out their website to get an idea of the types of products they have on offer…
Çayır Cad. Carrefoursa Carpark Istinye - ISTANBUL PHONE: +90 212 229 7200
3. Simple Life in Bebek…This is the most beautiful store in the most beautiful location. Even if you don't end up buying anything other than a candle or a guest towel, you must go into this store with breathtaking views and equally divine store displays…
Cevdet Pasa Cad, Koru apt.17/2 Besiktas, 34342 ISTANBUL PHONE: +90 212 2638781
4. Pera Bulvarı…Online Store…This is Turkey's leading online flash sale retailer of housewares and home decor. They have the most original products, a good variety of products and great styling (and are constantly improving themselves). I have carefully surveyed almost every single flash sale/multi-brand housewares site in Turkey and shopped from many and Pera Bulvarı almost always comes out on top…I will write in more detail about these Turkish online retailers in another post...
5. Beymen Home in Levent/Etiler…No listing of housewares in Istanbul would be complete without a mention of Turkey's leading luxury goods department store Beymen which has gorgeous home departments in it's Zorlu and Akmerkez locations. The two lines/brands they stock which I have included products from in this post are: SerenK and Rosanna Inc.
Splendid Products: Wine and Cheese Accessories...
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