interior decorating


Today I want to guide you to get a little Moroccan corner in your house. The picture taken at riad el fenn is a nice one for a simple do it yourself.

 First we start with the list on products and items you want to get, either in Morocco on a holiday, either on the web, where sites like Etsy can get you a long way! Remember that prices are often down to half on what you pay online, depending on your negotiation skills. But as important is to source your item. Your support can make a difference to women at the country side. Supporting their families with their magnificant handcrafted items...

1 - white cotton curtains
2 - tassels
3 - Moroccan daybed
4 - fabric to cover the mattress
5 - kelim cushions
6 - kelim carpet



Moroccan daybed:
A Moroccan daybed is something you easily make yourself. It's a pallet of 1,90m by 60cm or 1,90m by 80cm . Depending on if you like a deep sofa or not. If you take a size of 80cm by 2m, it is easy to put on a normal size mattress so this saves you on looking for custom made sizes. The front and the sides of these beds are often nicely finished with a carved wood panel


Cushions :


good luck!


YELLOW, does it make you smile too? Is this your colour?

Now what does this tell about you?
The colour yellow is the colour of the mind and the intellect.
Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the colour of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.
Yellow is the colour of the networker and the journalist, all working and communicating on a mental level.
Yellow is the scientist, constantly analysing, looking at both sides before making a decision; methodical and decisive.
Yellow is the entertainer, the comic, the clown.

So if you go for yellow you know that dreaming is just a little part of the job. Yellow makes you do things and is this not what we all deep inside want?

If you use yellow, whether it is in wearing it or using it in a decorating job, you can be sure people don't miss out on it and you better have your story ready on the why and convince them by your attitude!

How can yellow have an influence ?

Yellow is the best colour to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.
Yellow is the great communicator and loves to talk. (my husband will LOVE this one : )
Yellow helps us focus, study and recall information, useful during exam time.
Yellow has a tendency to make you more mentally analytical and critical - this includes being self critical as well as critical of others.
Yellow is non-emotional, coming from the head rather than the heart.
Yellow depends on itself, preferring to not get emotionally involved.
Yellow is related to the ego and our sense of self worth, to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others.
yellow in a kitchen makes us become more hungry, not only for food but also to create new things, try out different recipes....

Have you noticed yellow is THE colour of spring? Flowers are screaming for the change from winter to summer, screaming out to the bees 'here I am'...
Yellow tulips inside a room can lift the room to the spring vibe.

How to 'yellow' a room?
Yellow is a classic colour and has been used throughout history.
A "golden" tip on using it: the bigger the surface to less vibrant it should be, unless you really want to get attention.
But also to this rule there are exceptions. When combined with grey this automatically tempers the vibration and you get a classical tone.
Both modern and classical interiors can use yellow and it is a colour with a high 'FEEL GOOD' level.
Personally I'm a big fan of golden yellow and what I call mustard yellow. They work well with Black and White and grey and they give an instant GLAM feeling to a room when combined like this

So get inspired by the pictures!

If you want to find more inspiration click HERE and HERE
If you want to know more about using Yellow in your home or in your business read on HERE


Moroccan Boucherouites. These carpets really can lift your interior from average to waw. Especially the vintage ones are real art pieces. I made a collage here from 3 of our items in stock. You might think they will only work in Moroccan colorful interiors but I want to show you they will lift any interior as long as they are chosen well.
If you think about buying one, I would be happy to assist you in choosing one that fits your home and your needs. Get in contact and we can work out the colors that would give your room a kick.

Make a statement with a vintage carpet!


Sometimes small things make the difference and you need some changes in your home don't you? ...Like these nice hardware door and drawer buttons I discovered.



if you are like I am, in love with black and white, then restaurant Le 7
by Bruno Ussel and Stephen di Renza in Fez is just a must visit.

I heard it is going or has been going through some rough times and I really hope it is still open and running. Beside the great food, it is such a wonderful example of stylish Moroccan architecture and another great restaurant in Fez. It is there I also discovered the work of photographer Maimouna Guerresi .

Maimouna often reflects African culture into her work. I'm totally in love with these longated profiles and one of her works is on my wishlist for quite some time already.

google search restaurant le 7


Moroccan design: mosaic 05
Moroccan design: mosaic 05 (Photo credit: aworkpl)

If you think about the picture above when you hear the word Morocco, it's time to wake up and see what great popular design is created here.
Enjoy the work of the ladies in the Coopérative art de Fes and you must admit there is still a lot of craftsmanship in this country. A great way to promote these works is to use them in decorating ancient old riads for tourists. A simple and effective way to open their eyes and let them go home with exclusive souvenirs. There are more and more small cooperatives that want to give another twist to Moroccan design and using recycled goods from plastic bags to car tires make this design unique but still widely unknown.

Enjoy Marlène