Meet the owner:

This month we go all the way to beautiful Melbourne to meet Aussie Colleen who is a lover of colour, texture, print, art, interiors, recyclage, music and travel…..
She is a lucky woman as she is fortunate to be able to indulge herself in all these loves through her work designing jewellery, furniture, clothing,  interiors….and to run a tour business focused in Morocco….ROAMLIKEQUEENS.  
Colleen lives eight months of the year in the warmth of Essaouira, Morocco designing fun filled tours, mainly for women, and also for couples and other interest groups, and then the other four months of the year in Melbourne, Australia at her summer house. 

one of Colleen's creations: the upcycled vintage sjawl that you can find here

Meet the home:

This summer house was originally a 1950's garage and studio, that she recently converted into a living/working space…..with loads of decking for outdoor entertaining, nights spent around an outdoor fire pit, raised garden boxes full of fresh flowers, herbs and vegetables to pick and the constant whistle of native parrots, garden birds and night owls to hear. 
Colleen; "I designed my space by up-cycling as much as I possibly could, keeping my costs down and my visual delight of vintage high!  My kitchen is lined with old 1970's advertising signage, my work bench and sink is an old carpenters bench, my dining table an old gun loading table from a rifle club, my dining chairs made from weathered farm fencing, my funky lounge furniture found in charity shops and many other treasured pieces found on council hard rubbish piles.  I see myself as the new custodian/guardian of other peoples' trash!……cringing at the thought of them finding their way to the local tipping station and being crushed into small, indecipherable pieces by a bulldozer!  I soooo love my new space, I walk to my kitchen every morning via the soft crush of cool grass under my feet.  I say hello to my roses.  I pick some flowers and herbs.  Then I settle quietly with breakfast in my salvaged butterfly chair to watch the birds and the blue, blue sky…a blissful little summer house it is"

To get in contact with Colleen:
Colleen Cassar
Roam Like Queens Womens' Travel to Morocco - AUSTRALIA

Untill we meet over a glass of mint tea
X Marlene

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When you walk the Medina in Essaouira, or Marrakesh or any town in Morocco. You know you pass treasures without knowing....
This feeling I got too when I saw Emma's little jewel!
The good thing is, you can rent it for a holiday, and the other good thing is, you can create this look at home!
Combining the best of Scandinavian and Moroccan style.
not sure how? Contact me HERE
Want to see more about the house. click 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.



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