With love from Marrakesh
I get my inspiration for home decor and interior design from all over the world and what better way to be inspired than another country rich in culture and colour.
I love traveling the world and seeing other peoples homes from boutique apartments to luxury villas, I love the flexibility and vast options stay and play accommodation sites like Airbnb and Stayz can give you.
I have recently been looking for inspiration for a bathroom project and my mosaic tile journey took me to the wonderful city of Marrakesh in Morocco.
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is home to beautiful mosques, palaces and gardens which really have the wow factor. A must see is the medina a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with maze-like alleys full of colour, intricate detail, history and inspiration.
They are full of thriving souks (market places) which sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery, walking the souks is like a treasure hunt and as you work your way through the lane ways you will delve into hand-made crafts and locally sourced items. I highly recommend going on a pre-booked excursion or have a local guide take you to the souks, this way you are in safe hands and get a sneak peek into the secrets of the souks.
When looking for somewhere to stay look no further than Airbnb. Here are my top places to stay that will fill you with vision and creativity.
Located in the heart of the iconic Medina, Riad Shiraz is your home away from home while visiting Marrakesh. An eclectic, light and bright fusion of indoor and outdoor living, spend your days relaxing by the beautiful private inground pool, or recline on your daybed perched up on the panoramic rooftop.
The patio space features moroccan mosaic outdoor pool. On the rooftop, take a bath in the glass jacuzzi, stay hydrated with the outdoor shower, take a breezy nap on the sunbeds surrounded by tropical plants, or enjoy the incredible sunset from the panoramic dining area. Could you even ask for anything more?
I love this stunning property and if you're looking to live your Moroccan dream, view full details here.
For those of us on a smaller budget, I love the rich colours and detail of this next property the Riad 16. It's location is privileged in the heart of three neighborhoods Dar el Bacha, Riad Bab Doukkala and Larouss in the authentic Medina, two minutes walk from the souks of the antique dealers, which is arguably the most beautiful street in the souk.
The entrance makes a bold impact with this stunning bold blue door, probably one of my all time favourite colours. The gold stud detailing pops and welcomes it's guests with a touch of luxury.
Fall in love with the traditional tiles in the bedrooms, amazing detail, symmetric patterns and earthy tones teamed back with bright blues. I love the traditional style vibe of this bedroom.
For full details of this hidden gem, click here.
My top two inspired pieces from Marrakesh are this handmade cotton tassel Macrame Tapestry. This stunning piece of work, has amazing weaving detail. The ultimate in boho wall hanging. Shop here.
This beautiful cotton canvas picture set, which will brighten up your room with these bold earthy tones and cactus detail. Shop here.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and my inspiration from the beautiful city of Marrakech, leave me a comment below or if you want to share your inspirational trip send me some photos and a little bit about what you loved at firstname.lastname@example.org
With love, Laura x
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