Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GRACEFUL BEAUTY

 
Contrasts of dark colors and light.
But what is most striking to me, the grace of old patine.
Franca Sozanni's house in the Marrakech medina reflects the same timeless elegance as the Italian Vogue editor in chief herself.
Getting this intruiging house in pictures is another great work of art.
Ivan Terestchenko  captured the vibe that makes the eye want to travel and visit all the corners of every photo.
 the pool design was done by artist Kris Ruhs
Heavy forged doors, luxurious fabrics, semi-precious stones, frescoes on the walls - all signs of a style that was created for Franca Sozanni's Moroccan hide-away.
First published in AD Russia.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PERSONAL SHOPPING TOUR ESSAOUIRA

 

Three days filled with shopping in Essaouira together with Mr. and Mrs. M.

Friday, July 25, 2014

TEAL : DO'S AND DON'TS

A room at El Fenn in Marrakesh
When using teal...
a color that sweeps you away to Greece, Morocco or any sun kissed country...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MARRAKECH - MOST BEAUTIFUL RIAD ROOMS

source: Riad Talaa 12
what first seemed to be an obstacle...
has become a source of inspiration.
Rooms in traditional Moroccan riads don't get any wider then about 2,2m. They can be 6 or 7 m long and this was at first a challenge I did not really like.
But it can work and it does look great when you look at these pictures I share with you. 
So, if you want to get some inspiration on how to make your place at home look astonishing too...follow me!And don't let me hear you say "my room is too narrow"


source: Riad Talaa 12
This room looks great and classic with a mix of different style elements. 
1) use the same color tones but in different vibrations and shades.
2) use small furniture that  makes a statement.
3) use round forms they take less space.

source: Riad Talaa 12









I am a fan of mustard yellow and grey, so this room is right into my style.
1) create some extra depth by using the same color in the length of the room and on the same height.
Look at the mustard color that repeats and look at the wall decoration.
2) keep it simple and don't go wild on accessories.

source:riad El Fenn
 When you love bold colors you will love this one!
1) use bright colors that work well together.
2) make 1 focus point that gives it this WOW factor.(wall decoration).
3)LESS IS MORE .
4) use vintage stuff.
5) keep the most vibrant colors at the lower half of the room (small room) otherwise it will look overdone.
source ELLE Decor
When you go for Colonial style, this one comes close. Dark colors can make a room heavy and therefor:
1) combine with lots of white and green plants.
2) use SMALL furniture. this style asks for a mix of different things so you can't go minimalistic here. Using small furniture gives you more space to combine things so it looks as if you are a world traveler that takes home souvenirs from around the globe!
source: Riad Charai
Well I can't help it, but another grey and mustard yellow setting. :) love love love ...
Do you notice this room is furnished with a HUGE Moroccan sofa? Right, but that is about all there is and that is precisely the way you would work with narrow rooms and big furniture.
1) NEVER do this in the opposite direction. You want to make a statement and this you do by over exposing something. In this case the length of the room.
2) in this kind of setting, using white walls, you can have any color you love because you only use one wall!
3)Keep it balanced so that the room does not tend to tip over by the visual of all you colors on one side!!!

source: riad Dar K

source: riad Dar K
 Simple, down to earth African colors and wood! GREAT!
This riad is maybe not so practical when it comes to furnishing but it looks great and stylish.
1) natural wood.
2) black and white.
3) earth tones.

source: riad Kitula

source: riad Kitula
source Ryad Dyor
Enjoy decorating and remember I can help you with online and personal advice!