October 23, 2008

A Love Affair With Morocco

My love for Morocco began back in college, while researching my grad-project. My assignment was to research and plan in full, a customized group tour of a country of my choice. I'm not sure why, but I chose Morocco.

My research led me into back alleyways full of hand dyed fabric drying in the sun, to spice markets, and sand dunes as far as the eye can see.


(flickr image from N_Creatures)



(flickr image from marghe00)



Moroccan decor is THE current trend right now, it's showing up everywhere from interior design blogs (like this one), and National design mags everywhere. As it should be.

(flickr image from mymarrakesh)



There are numerous Moroccan decor shops opening on the web, due the huge increase in popularity, here are some of the shops that tempt me, I love them all!


lesouk

pouf, serving tray, teapot, towels, floor cushions, and lantern, all from lesouk
(images above from
lesouk)


Marrakesh Design
wall sconces, all from Marrakesh Design
(images above from Marrakesh Design)



Just Morocco
moorish, and moroccan tiles, all from Just Morocco
(images above from
Just Morocco)


Berber Trading

glassware, all from Berber Trading
(images above from Berber Trading)


Another excellent shop for Moroccan, and other "ethnic" interiors is Overstock's Worldstock Market, hundred's and hundred's of affordable home goods and accessories from all of the world. Thank goodness they are finally shipping to Canada !


حـب

3 comments:

Michelle said...

You should check out: http://moroccanmaryam.typepad.com/my_marrakesh/ if you haven't yet. It looks like you would really love it.
Thanks for the link to le souk; already spotted a few things I must have.

Paul Pincus said...

i spent a few weeks in morocco in 2000. amazing and unforgettable! fantastic post. the images are gorgeous.

cheers : )

DawnGlassy said...

Fantactic COLORS! I love this style. It can be so feminine and massculin at without compromise. So fanciful and exotic! LOVE