I came across this photographer’s work on Flickr, and kept coming back to his intense images of his beautiful country – Iran. A country rich in art, architecture, poetry, calligraphy and handicrafts, among other things. And, Abbas has captured all this seamlessly in his photographs…

Imagine such rich colors and craft in your home! You can view more of Abbas’s work here to get design inspiration from the Middle East.



  1. thank you for sharing these photos! we don't see enough Iranian decor featured; this is such a find. love your blog- i just tweeted about how it satisfies my wanderlust every time!

  2. Bhavna, THANK YOU!
    This images are so inspiring, so beautiful.
    I’m from Argentina, I’ve never been in Asia but I feel so touch for your culture your crafts, your taste…

  3. I love these images! Great texture, pattern, and color! As you may tell, I love your blog, and have added you to my blog favorites.

  4. Thank you Elisa! :-D…do drop by often!

    True…it is outstanding Jessica! Glad you dropped by 🙂

  5. Oh…glad you liked his work too Tara! 🙂

    Hello Vini – good to hear from you! 🙂 How was your Himachal trip?

  6. FANTASTIC find!!! I am going to quickly add him to my flickr contacts. Breathtaking work. Im quite missing you, come back fast 🙂

  7. Beautiful colors! I love your blog. I added you to my blogroll

  8. unbelievable. the architecture is outstanding.

  9. Wow! Wow! and WOW! These are stunning photos. Thanks for the link. And enjoy your sister’s wedding festivities!

  10. Hello Pachchai! So good to hear from you again! And, I am eagerly waiting to hear about the interesting things…should I dash over to your blog right now? 🙂

    Happy colorful Sunday, Belinda! 🙂

  11. Oh, Middle east Asia is truly fascinating Jess! 🙂

    Thanks Maddie! 🙂

  12. Hello Linda! Good to hear from you :-)…hope you are planning that India trip.. 🙂

    Thanks Bronwyn!

  13. Oh thanks Terri! Infact I too associated myself with more subtle colors till some years back…and then I discovered the passion and fun of rich colors! Haven’t looked back since then.. 🙂

    And thank you – am honored to be part of your blogroll! 🙂

  14. 🙂 Thanks Melissa! Glad you liked them!

    Thanks Selya! Now I know where you get your creative streak from! 🙂

  15. Glad you liked the photographs Constance 🙂

    Thanks Robyn!

  16. Hi Kanchan! I recently bought similar kundan earrings as the blue ones…I quite like kundan stuff! 🙂

    Thanks Katie!

  17. gosh … just the kind of thing i like to see first thing in the morning! just look at the luscious colors! love every single piece, what a fab eye he has! thanks for sharing

  18. Hi bhavna… hope all is well with you.. just been catching up on all your posts… lovely as usual. I am doing great.. just been a little lazy about blogging and also lots of interesting things happening otherwise which I will soon report about….

  19. gorgeous choice of photos ~
    so rich in perspective and color:)

  20. WOW. These are incredible. That part of the world fascinates me. Great find!!

  21. Fabulous post Bhavna, such incredible beauty. Well done!

  22. Dear Bhavna,
    Absolutely stunning images…..haven’t dropped by for awhile and as usual you leave me absolutely open mouthed at the all the beauty you bring together on your lovely blog….also loved the Diwali post, Indian doors and Haval’s photography.
    Thank you

  23. Bhavna, your photo collections always astonish me with colour. Thank you for sharing. I was always afraid of bright colour (you know how we associate ourselves with certain colours, like the paint colours we like, or the clothing colours?). Well anyway, I’m finding I like richer and deeper and brighter colours now more than ever.

    Your posts are an inspiration.

    P.S. I am finally getting around to adding you to my blogroll. I will be back more often.

    xo Terri

  24. oh my mom was born in Iran:) Beautiful pictures! Very inspiring! Thank you very much for share!

  25. Bhvana,

    You always have such lovely photos and wonderful colors!


  26. awesome find.
    what fantanstic photographs! LOVE IT. thanks for sharing.


  27. lovely pics of Iran. 🙂

  28. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs Bhavna. I have a few Iranian friends. I have been included in their wonderful celebrations. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to see these photos!

  29. Beautiful photos!

  30. Beautiful find Bhavna…

    Loved the warm colors…beautiful patterns!

    And yes i too loved the Kundan Earrings…yum…me too want them 🙂


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