“Fine Lifestyles Magazine” Covers Abrash Gallerie

Check out Abrash Gallerie in Fine Lifestyles Magazine! This article very honestly represents what Abrash Gallerie works hard to be for it’s clients.

 

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Holiday Inventory: Rug Stockings

These stockings are a unique addition to any Christmas day celebration! They are hand-carded, hand-spun wool, natural dyes and authentic rug designs made in the villages of Turkey. Orders can be made by phone at 216-320-9300. Happy holidays!

Marise Jewelry Designs Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Marise Jewelry Designs

 

Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Abrash Gallerie hosts:

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show 

Get a beautiful gift for the mother in your life

Friday, May 3, 2013

5pm – 8pm

Saturday, May 4, 2013

5pm – 8pm

 ** Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres **

RSVP to the Event HERE

 

Abrash Gallerie Supports Leukemia Lymphoma Society

2013 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Event

Check out Abrash Gallerie owner, Tuba Gokoglu, at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Event! We’re proud to support such great causes. This year, we donated a few items from our Gallerie to the silent auction which helped to raise money for the Society.

Love From Abrash

I woke-up @ 6 am Sunday morning.  Everyone is still sleeping, even the city.  I am out of town traveling to bring some more beautiful art to Abrash.  Sun rays are beaming in the sky, and I am sipping my tea.  That is how a good day starts…

GrandBazaarOver the last decade of my life I fell in love with one thing I always had an appreciation for and enjoyed throughout my years on this planet; hand-made oriental rugs & interior design. I truly believe “Home is the Reflection of the Soul”.  In today’s society, we each live different levels of stress in our lives.  When one comes home, it is soothing to one’s soul to feel the passion, love, comfort, peacefulness and beauty of life.  A house becomes your home when it is filled with colors & designs that reflects your spirit.  A hand-made rug, whether it is contemporary or traditional can be the art on your floor. Remember, each knot is patiently woven with villagers who painstakingly weave them to make a living.

I feel fortunate to meet those weavers & visit their villages on the Silk Route.  To me, their work resonates love for the dyeing art-form of hand-made rugs.  Believe it or not, I love all of the rugs I bring to my gallery , and if I had a choice I would not sell any of them; I guess that is a committed marriage :)

Happy Valentine’s Day to all who live to love and love to live.

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show

Celebrate the Holidays by giving!

 

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show

@ Abrash Gallerie

 

** Sales will benefit YWCA Chapter of Cleveland **

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

6pm – 8:30pm

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

noon – 7pm

 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

noon – 6pm

 

** Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres **

 

RSVP on Facebook here

 

FREE PARKING @ CEDAR & EDGEWOOD RD.

 

A Beautiful Celebration of 7 Years In Business

On Tuesday, December 4th, we celebrated 7 years in business with loyal customers and friends. It was great to see such support for a small business. We are lucky to have shared our successes with all of you, and we look forward to continuing to do so!

Cleveland Business Connects Magazine Profiles Abrash Gallerie

In October, store owner, Tuba Gokoglu, was contacted by Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) Magazine regarding a profile they were interested in doing on Abrash Gallerie. As a Northeast Ohio female entrepreneur who hails from Turkey, they believed that Gokoglu’s story would be a great match for their section on diversity/minority owned businesses. When freelance writer, Doug Guth, showed up for the interview with Gokoglu, little did he realize the rich history Gokoglu came to the table with. The two spoke about everything from Gokoglu’s move from Turkey to Northeast Ohio, to her transition from the banking industry to oriental rugs, to her family’s contribution to the business, and the growth and success of the gallerie. The ultimate outcome of the article is a great representation of what Abrash Gallerie is, and hopes to continue being.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Abrash Gallerie Teams Up with Local Designers at Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Since the beginning of the year, we have been busy with buying new merchandise, working on projects with our customers, participating in design shows, and collaborating with Northeast Ohio’s interior designers.

We are proud to be a part of the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Interior Design Showcase which opened last weekend and will go through May 13th. The Showcase is free with Garden Admission.

It is a spectacular display of home designs inspired by botanical themes and put together by top designers in Northeast Ohio.  You can see Abrash Gallerie’s beautiful, unique carpets and accessories presented in three separate vignettes: Deborah Smith Interiors, Jorge Castillo Design, and In Design.

This is a good time to visit the Cleveland Botanical Gardens to enjoy the spring flowers in full bloom and check out the fascinating display of rooms.  You never know, you might get inspired and go home with some unique ideas for your space!  Abrash always welcomes the opportunity to turn your dreams into reality….

A Bed of Roses, a creation of designer Deborah Smith and Abrash
currently on display at the Showcase.

Beginnings

It wasn’t long ago that I found my inspiration for starting Abrash. It was a lengthy process that took an unsatisfying job, patient soul-searching and the support of my family (especially my husband and 2 beautiful daughters).  Naturally, my growing passion for oriental rugs had a lot to do with finding this great joy in my life.

It has been approximately 11 years since I left the banking world through a series of systematic “reorganizations” happening after the Y2K crisis.  At the time, I was not the happiest soul to be laid-off from my job/profession.  I didn’t really enjoy what I did, but I hadn’t considered what other possibilities existed for me out there either.  Sometimes we have to experience a struggle to explore and discover new and better options in life: a blessing in disguise.

I always loved the arts but didn’t go to school for it.  I was brought up with the notion that if you become an artist, you would starve.  But what about loving what you do in life?  I guess that is a luxury to many in this universe.

My beginnings in the carpet world started with a visitor who came to Cleveland to give a lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Her name is Josephine Powell, an American nomad. She is the source of inspiration who widened my horizons and ignited my passion for the woven arts.  During her visit to Cleveland, Josephine was staying with Dede Moore, a kind lady who owned a rug gallery in Shaker Heights.  When Dede offered me to help her in her gallery, I felt consumed by the thrilling opportunity to learn this art form.  I wasn’t getting paid for what I did, but it didn’t matter, I was really enjoying myself in this so-called role as an ‘apprentice’.

Two years passed by, and I felt I needed to continue this journey on my own.  I needed to combine my passion with a viable business idea.  I was actually quite scared to start a venture on my own without any retail experience.  After knocking on every door for available space, I found an existing design store that was interested and proposed to share some of their space.  There, I learned more about what it meant to work in the industry and provide hand-woven oriental rugs to clients for interior decorating purposes.  Another five years passed by and it was time again to move on and be a completely independent entity.   Abrash, my third daughter :-) , was born December 2006 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.