At the end of last year I have refreshed my own house. The living room and my Moroccan touch lounge. To get some inspiration I have searched for modern styled riads. What do you think of this interior of Riad Dar K in Marrakech?
I love the simplicity. The mixed colours white, grey, black and natural gives a fresh but also a warm atmosphere. And of course the pom pom blanket is stunning. Its almost the same as we have in our shop.
My living room is almost finished. I really love the result. I will show you soon some images of my own home styled Moroccan lounge.
Images: Riad dar K
It’s almost the end of the year again. Time flies so fast. So enjoy every day of your life. See beauty in little things. I notice that sometimes in the issues of the day I don’t see the little things anymore. The little things that can make life so beautiful. The feeling that you are really living.
Sometimes I take my daughter of 3 and half years as an example. She still sees the little details. Birds flying in the sky, the moon, stars in the sky. I love it how she sees the world.
I wanna thank you al for reading my blogpost. I hope I have inspired you a little bit. I wish you all beautiful days. And remember nothing is a must.
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This Moroccan-style home belongs to fashion photographer Phillip Dixon and art photographer Veronique Vial. If you see this house and interior it looks like you are in a Moroccan desert. But it isn’t. This house is located in a busy street of Venice Beach California. Philip Dixon was inspired by all his travels he made. It’s a whole different interpretation of Moroccan style mixed with western style. Simplicity characterizes this house.
images via: apartmenttherapy.com
I have never been at this charming hotel Villa Maroc in Essaouira. But I think it’s a really charming little hotel. The interior in mixed styles French and Moroccan, simple but elegant. They have also a ”oriental spa”, that sounds really good to me…
Essaouira is a really lovely cute place and really worth visiting when you are in Morocco. You can have a lovely walk along the beach. Also it’s really nice shopping there and you can eat delicious food. For sports enthusiasts Essaouira is one of the places to the surf. For now see how simple a Moroccan style lounge can be.
Images: Villa Maroc
Have a relaxing weekend! A lot of people in Holland are spending time with each other to celebrate ”Sinterklaas”. So a lot of children are getting spoiled with all kind of presents. I wish you al a happy ”Sinterklaas” and if you don’t celebrate it, also then I wish you a relaxing time.
Original image by DylanThomas
Let the winter come….these fireplaces want to make you have it cold outside. So you can go inside and warm up with hot chocolate and the warmth of the fireplace. I do not have a fireplace but I think it’s very atmospheric.
I must say as I got older, I no longer mind the winter. I also see the beauty of the seasons and love being with my daughter playing in the snow. But a week spring sun in marrakech or an other sunny place, I would not mind….
These photos are so beautiful and special. There are not many old photos from the very old days of Morocco. I have written before about the museum ”Maison de la photography” in Marrakech. If you are maybe one day in Marrakech you have to go. The owner, a French man, has collected a treasure of unique photos. I love old pictures, but because there are so less of these kind of photos, they are extra special.
1. Bab El Mejles et minarets de mosquées
3. A caravane in the Marrakech Palmerie, 1920.
4. FELIX, Conteur populaire, Casablanca, Circa 1920
5. Marchand de poterie, Fès 1915
6. Place Jemaä El Fna, Marrakech
7.Henri Regnault, Portrait d’un esclave (1870), tirage albumine.
Alle photos are owned by Maison de la Photographie
It’s not the first time that I write about the gorgeous Beni Ouarain rugs. Im so in love with them that I went to Morocco to find some beauties for my shop El Ramla Hamra. I found them all beautiful and wanted them all. Especially the vintage ones. They are making new ones now just for commerce, but I think they are not the same like the old ones. The vintage ones have a history of decades. A Beni Ouarain rug is timeless and makes the spaces in your home so complete, warm and sophisticated. The rugs are characterized by the beautiful diamond patterns. The handmade rugs are getting more and more popular in the international interior design world. The high pole variants are so soft and thick that you almost can fall asleep on them. Modern or a classic interior it doesn’t matter for the Beni Ouarain. He feels at home at any interior…
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You have perhaps already seen them. The beautiful tiles that we have used for the photo shoot of our e-catalogue. The cemente tiles in Moorish/Portuguese style are extremely beautiful. I am totally in love with this beautiful tiles. You don’t have to go to Portugal, Spain or Morocco (not that I mind…) but you can just buy them in our own Netherlands at designtegels.nl
” Our tiles are exactly the same and are still produced in the same way as in the 19th century. You see these tiles often in public buildings, restaurants and cafés and of course also in homes, patios and gardens. ”
You can order the tiles directly online, but you can also view them first live in Breda and Utrecht. Online you can use the super convenient online floor planner. The online floor planner offers outcome to calculate the exact numbers and to get a good picture on how the surface with the chosen designs will look.
Designtegels.nl have a very large collection of tiles in all kind of colours and patterns. Also they have lovely little Moroccan tiles, called Zelliges.
Photos via: 1. El Ramla Hamra, other photos designtegels.nl