Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ooooooh! ANOTHER awesome blue room. The upholstered bed is pretty swank and probably custom because it matches the paint color so spectacularly. We are doing a custom upholstered bed for a current project and can't wait to see the finished product. The Warhol zebra art and all the modern touches in primary colors really make the room POP!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
All of it, it's all adorbs! The colors are so bright and cheery, the curtains and bamboo shade and the arrangement of the furniture all work so well together. And then, look in the corner, a parasol. Unexpected? Yes. The perfect touch? Uh-huh.
Now if I could just find out where the table and chair set are from.
image from here
Friday, July 23, 2010
So our week in Morocco has come to end even though we barely scratched the surface of what this amazing country and culture has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled, there are so many options with how to incorporate a little bit of Morocco into your home with all of its diverse influences.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
And roll like a Bedouin. For your next event you can rent a Moroccan Tent from this company
Host a party here.
Or when your in-laws come to town just pitch this puppy in your backyard and have yourself a good ole fashioned camp out.
I don't think the butler comes with the tent so you'll have to make your own arrangements there. Or with the staffing company, proceed as you like in that area of hospitality.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
If you are looking for a way to add a trendy Moroccan piece to your abode look no further than the Moroccan Wedding Blanket. It had a starring role in Sex and the City II when the girls went traipsing through the desert and stopped for afternoon snacks they used the textile as their picnic blanket. Lord knows this group knows how to start a trend; giant flower pins, Fendi baguettes, nameplate necklaces, the list could go on and on and on.
Anyway...Word on the street is that the wedding blanket can enhance the baby making powers and they protect the owner from the "evil eye."
The contrast of the sparkly sequins and the wool weaving presents a unexpected partnership.
Moroccan Wedding Blankets are an ancient Berber tradition that remains a part of the culture for traditional tribes in the Atlas Mountains. Weeks before a wedding ceremony, a very special blanket is woven for the bride, often by a female member of her own family. Lamb’s wool is hand spun and hand-loomed, infusing the blanket with baraka (blessings from God). Looms are treated as living things in Berber culture and command a unique reverence. Therefore, it’s believed that the tremendous prayer and care taken during the weaving process instills in the blanket a sort of talismanic power, to bring good fortune to the marriage, fertility to the bride and to avert the evil eye. The loomed blanket is then embellished with thousands of flat sequin “mirrors” that are meticulously sewn by hand, one by one, in a process that may take weeks to complete. Upon completion of the blanket, the nuptials are performed and the bride is draped in her blanket as she travels to her husband’s home. The blanket serves as a cape of sorts that is secured around the neck with often-elaborate ties.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
You thought it was tough to re-tile your bathroom, just look at this place, yowza!
The amazing craftsmanship and detail in this room is beyond impressive.
The great thing about the artistry of Moroccan tile is that you don't have to cover every square inch to make an impact. This Moorish nook looks so cool with the tile enhancing the negative space.
Or with this courtyard - there are at least 5 different patterns in place.
A fountain would make such a powerful feature in an entry or courtyard.
This sink by Kohler is a showstopper.
Mosaic House carries truly unique variations of Moroccan tile.
If you are sick of all the white subway tile, granite and travertine we have seen over the past couple of years this would certainly spice things up in the kitchen.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Moroccan Pouf. So cheerful and fun, and since they come in a variety of colors it makes this already versatile accent piece a great "go to" item to liven up any room. They can be seen below in bedrooms, a nursery, kids playrooms, a media room and even a formal living room!
No sharp corners to worry about, just stuff the soft leather with old newspapers, bedding, etc. until it has reached its desired "poufiness."