TileVault: Painted Tiles at Topkapi Palace

TileVault: Painted Tiles at Topkapi Palace

Colleen Quinn
Aug 19, 2008
  • What: Elaborate painted tiles
  • Where: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
  • When: Friday, May 2nd 2005 at 4:00 pm
  • Why: This elaborate tilework can be found all over Istanbul, but nowhere is it as stunning as in the Topkapi Palace...

The bright colors and elaborate designs set the tilework at Topkapi Palace apart. Though we love the overall effect, we recognize it would be too overwhelming in more modest spaces. Our compromise? We brought home some painted tiles that we use as trivets in our rented apartment. When we someday own a home, we will find a way to incorporate our Turkish tiles using Topkapi as an inspiration.

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