Marlène





https://www.instagram.com/marlenepauly/



Hello I'm Marlène, Belgian architect and interior decorator, living in Morocco ● Founder & editor in chief of coco-morocco ● Trendspotter ● Workshops Interior styling & shopping in Marrakech ● Custom made, one-on-one interior advice and purchasing service for tourists ● Popping with my tribal chic Interior collection in Europe


How I ended up:
calling Marrakech and Essaouira my homes...

My job as an architect, interior designer and realtor in Belgium brought me in close contact with Moroccan craftsmanship.  Working on restoring farmhouses in Belgium and Holland, turning them into guesthouses and private mansions. While using Tadelakt, cement tiles and zellij for these exclusive interiors, I discovered Morocco one tile at the time, one carpet after the other.
A love affair for ever and every excuse was a good one to make that trip to Morocco!

Since 2012 I call 'home' the exotic little boho town of Essaouira at the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco, as well as big sister Marrakech at about 160 km East. I’m enjoying my life under the African sun with the most eclectic group of friends ever.

In 2015 I founded the blog coco-morocco.

Coco-Morocco has grown beyond my expectations,
from a place where I used to share my own roller coaster experiences, moving here and trying to redefine myself,
to a major player when it comes to 
Sharing
- trendy places to discover
- hip new designers
- wining and dining...
Showing the colourful and exciting side on Morocco.


Info on collaboration:

Publishing on the blog
Retail


What I offer in Marrakech:

Combining my expertise as an architect,
my know how as a interior decorator with
my knowledge on Moroccan products and design, 

Interior Consult and Sourcing Tours in Marrakech.
If you want to experience a personalised interior purchasing and sourcing service.

 - Looking at your home DNA (online and in advance)
- Defining the items that will lift your interior to another level (online and in advance)
- Sourcing at selected addresses , both in and outside the Medina with you.


Interior styling Workshops in Marrakech.

A week in Marrakech, filled with:
- Workshops with tons of tips and tricks
- Design at the best insider places
- Shopping like a local
- Pampering with spa and hamam moments
- City exploring

- Art and Culture
- Food tasting
- Social contribution by using our newly learned designer skills to decorate a local initiative for young people. Sharing, caring, inspiring.