The 'Istanbul' Islamic Patterned Decorative ScreenWritten by Christine Rice
The beautifully exotic 'Istanbul' decorative screen design is made up of geometric lines and circles in a traditional tessellated Islamic pattern found in Muslim nations such as Turkey. This beautiful pattern adapts to the modern interior design trend toward the geometric exceptionally well, yet still evokes a dash of the exoticism of a rich cultural history and the grandeur of the once vast Ottoman empire. It is a popular design choice for decorative screens, so we have a variety of installations in various materials and sizes to share here, and we will also pay a little homage to middle-eastern style decor to get you inspired by this lovely design!
This installation of three large indoor wall inserts at an aged care facility features the 'Istanbul' in powder-coated, 3 mm thick aluminum. Powder-coating is a paint finish in a variety of color choices that can also be applied to mild steel and ACM (aluminum composite material).
This extremely large, curved installation at the same facility is made up of two screens in the maximum size available, 3000 mm x 1500 mm. This size is only available in some thicknesses.
As with all QAQ decorative screens, any design can be made in a variety of materials to suit your decorating needs. This customer required a light, indoor material to hang on her foyer hall, so here is 'Istanbul' in MDF (medium density fibreboard), in the size 1800 mm x 900 mm. MDF is 16 mm thick and can be painted, drilled, glued, or cut to suit any woodworking project.
Here two 'Istanbul' screens have been used atop light boxes in a dining room setting. QAQ manufactures these light boxes, which can be custom made to feature any design with any colored light behind it. They especially work well behind a bar or a low-lit dining evening area to create an enchanting atmosphere.
'Istanbul' was a perfect choice for the colorfully ethnic interior at boutique shop Camilla's at the Emporium Melbourne. Here it adds texture to the wall without a contrasting color to distract attention from the products. To the right of it is another QAQ design, 'Christchurch' (follow the link to see our feature post on that design).
Now for a little Turkish interior inspiration:
The bathhouse, or 'hamam' in Turkey, is a central part of Turkish culture and so is an excellent choice for a middle-eastern style interior decor scheme. This modern bathroom features a stunning middle-eastern-inspired wallpaper or tiling and, from the mirrored view, has a laser cut decorative screen installed nearby, perhaps as a room divider or window insert. (Note: the screen shown here is not a QAQ design).
These homes feature a mix of modern and traditional furniture, pulled together by Turkish rugs or Middle-Eastern inspired tiles or textiles. Low seating and tables is also a trademark of this decorating style. To see more interior images alongside installations of QAQ's 'Istanbul' and travel information about Istanbul itself, follow our screen feature post, 'Istanbul' Screen Design on Pinterest.
Thank-you for reading!
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