ethnic chic

OUR TRIBAL CHIC COLLECTION IN GHENT

COCO-Morocco, Countryside, Ghent, Gent

What if we would embrace some Wabi Sabi in our life?

5 years already!

Of living in Morocco observing trends. 5 years of buying and sourcing interior items for Internationals while comparing the Western design trends with what we can offer from the souks..

5 years also of procrastinating my wish to attend Countryside Ghent.

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This year, I finally pushed all the 'what if's' away and just did what I had to do! Book stand 1186 in Hal 1.

Because I know, Belgium is ready for the Urban Tribes, embracing Ethnic chic !

Big names like

Axel Vervoordt

,

Tadao Ando

, chains like the

Cook Hotels

....They all contributed to this!

and, it all resonates with my personal style, black and white combined with natural tones.

We could talk a lot about it, but more, we would like to welcome you. In person or online!

So keep an eye on that instagram account for these Crazy Deal Days for our FB and Instagram Followers!

Every day we focus on different items! But be sure! even without these deals, our collection is stylish and all ready to fit these stylish Scandinavian / Flamant / Black and white homes.

It's all about handmade goods, straight from the Moroccan Countryside to...COUNTRYSIDE.

I could not think of a better place to showcase our selection!

HALL 1 STAND 1186

Can't make it to Ghent? You can place your order online for our crazy deal days!!

Just message us on FB or Instagram

So , Keep an EYE ON our INSTAGRAM accounts to see all our DEALS 1 day AHEAD

bye for now, I'm loading the van and waiting for my LAST carpet that left this early morning at 6 from the Atlas Mountains. Heading now for Essaouira.

That's part of living in Morocco....It may be sometimes VERY last minute, but somehow, it always works out!

Keep an eye on our Instagram

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or

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for our Crazy Deal Days as of TOMORROW :) !

See you in Ghent folks!

Marlène

p.s. We have 20 FREE entry tickets for 2!  Contact us!

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5 ETHNIC CHIC HOTELS - WAKING UP TO TRIBAL SOUNDS

Urban Tribal chic, when Nordic cool interiors get mixed with tribal goods. That's one way to travel Morocco.

One of the things I like to do most here in Morocco is visiting riads. I just never seem to get enough of the feeling I get when entering a door in the medina. The surprise when you come into that courtyard!  Some of these hotels are so beautiful that I've started sorting them in my 3 favourite styles. 

Let's look into one of these categories today!

Ethnic, Tribal Chic is for sure the one that appeals to a very large group of travellers here in Africa. Sometimes I see it mentioned as new bohemian. It has nothing with bohemian but everything with a history that in most of the cases relates to Africa. The tribes and the beautiful handcraft mastered by them that we still enjoy nowadays.

My favourite ones, among many others all over Morocco,  I've listed here for you. Have a look!

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Riad Palacio de las Especias.

riad palacio de las Especias, Marrakech. Ethnic chic

What a name! And what a dream! The perfect picture. When entering the door you know, you're here for an African experience.

Moroccan Ethnic chic mixed with Andalusian flair. It's like a flashback several decades in time. You feel the history of a town that was invaded by so many tribes and had been put under foreign leadership more than once. All because of its importance, connecting the other side of the High Atlas with the rest of the world.  The Tribal routes and Caravans that came across the mountains, ready and eager to trade their products here.

If you want to experience all of that, you will like this riad a lot!

Address:

35 Derb Sidi Bou Amar, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

- Phone:

+212 5243-75314

Berber Lodge

.

Berber Lodge, Marrakech. Ethnic chic

Traditional Berber building techniques - earth bricks, wooden beams of palm tree and eucalyptus.  Tastefully combined with low key country chic décor, rattan, vintage fabrics from Morocco and abroad, with tadelakt and marble bathrooms adding the requisite amount of luxury.

Implement this in a countryside that is among my favourites when out and around Marrakech.  Berber Lodge is a beautiful answer to a need to combine authentic charm with the luxury of simplicity and silence.

Less is a lot more here! 

Address: 

Douar Oumnes, Tamesloth, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

- Phone:

00 212 6 71 08 36

Bliss Riad.

Bliss riad, Marrakech. Ethnic chic

A late evening while wandering home, I passed the old door that I had passed a million times.  This evening, however, it was different. Through the slightly open door, I noticed a most wonderful patio. I could not stop myself from staring at all this beauty and the magical light that came from within. Too late I noticed someone had seen me and asked if I wanted to have a closer look. Thinking I had been gazing into a private home I felt uncomfortable. Can you imagine how excited I was, finding out that this was a soon to be opened riad!

It is really the best location I can think of. In the heart of the Medina, between Mouassine, Dar el Bacha and Riad Laarouse. Close to all my favourite shops, opposite to my favorite

hide away

and right next to the perfect

sunset rooftop

in town!

You can't wish for anything more when in Marrakesh!! 

Address: 

182 Rue Mouassine, Dar El Bacha, Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

- Phone:

+(212) 6 15 31 20 49

Villa Maroc.

Villa Maroc, Essaouira. Ethnic chic

Many years after setting the trend, not only in Essaouira but in the whole of Morocco, this grand old lady still rocks.  Villa Maroc is not just a riad, it was the first riad in Essaouira, and I'm proud to say that this little town was THE trendsetter for this kind of lodging. turning beautiful old houses into guest accommodations.

There are only a few hotels that have the 'finesse' of staying hip and trendy during such a long time while benefitting of a well-routined team with a service of a level to set an example for many.

Experience the real thing when you want to know what Ethnic chic is about!

Address:

10 Rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco

- Phone:

+(212) 5 24 47 31 47

Riad Baladin.

Riad Baladin, Essaouira. Ethnic chic

Yes please, let's stay in cool Essaouira and explore some more hotels here!

Besides their website that needs an update to reflect what they stand for, riad Baladin is absolutely worth to consider when staying in our Ocean town!

White, wood and airy! That's exactly what it's all about in Essaouira and that's also what it's all about in riad Baladin.

Address: 

Rue Sidi Magdoul 9 - 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

- Phone:

+212 (0) 661 604 504

5 Columns

.

I know, we said 5, but we like to put in an outsider that's really worth mentioning :).

Riad 5 Columns is a house in Essaouira that you can rent for your holidays.  Not really a Bed and Breakfast 'rent a room' but soo beautiful and featured in so many photo shoots that I thought this one should be among our favourites too.

Photographer Pauline Arcklin

did a great job, capturing the house and its soul on photos.

Address: 

90 Rue Moulay Ismail - 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

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TRIBES ARE INVADING URBAN EUROPE

interior styling, tribal chic, ethnic chic, zoco home

There used to be times when Scandinavian guys in huge boats traveled down south. Rumours in Essaouira go that they made it all the way down here!

The policy of the Vikings was simple: conquer and rule, and they were pretty good in this.😕

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Nowadays a much more subtle invasion is taking place and we're happy to say that it comes from mother Africa and is slowly but steadily invading Europe.  No violence when it comes to the

Urban Tribal wave

that is softening the cold Scandinavian design.

We mega love this and it seems like a match made in heaven!  What we also love are brands that take things seriously and have a plan. The most beautiful items are selected and they create a style that works!

This week we focus on

Zoco Home

, Moroccan Ethnic chic for home decorating in Europe. But thanks to their online store available everywhere. 

A beautiful online store and loads of inspiration on the site!

Have a look at what we like and then, go and discover it all online at Zoco Home.

Enjoy

Bedroom inspiration: 

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interior styling, tribal chic, ethnic chic, zoco home

Bathroom inspiration: 

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interior styling, tribal chic, ethnic chic, zoco home

Kitchen inspiration: 

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interior styling, tribal chic, ethnic chic, zoco home

Livingroom inspiration:

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interior styling, tribal chic, ethnic chic, zoco home

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COUNTRYSIDE GENT - COCO-MOROCCO WILL BE THERE

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

An impression of what we will have in our trunk!

Think Ethnic chic and Urban Tribes.

Think original handmade products.

Think unique pieces.

We come, we sell and we go. No stock, no leftovers. Everything shipped directly from the producers to Gent and total on trend from what's in right now!

The 'theme' we have chosen is trendy and taking over the world, '

Ethnic Chic and Urban Tribes

'.  Focussing on trendy hipsters, citizens of a world who value authenticity and who are willing to add an original, edgy and unique element to their interior to stand out in stead of fitting in.

We also embrace imperfection!  Meaning that a size is an indication, that a colour may shift a little. All this because we work with

REAL HUMAN BEINGS

and that, besides the fact that they work from their heart and with their guts, there is always the personal touch.

We will try to keep you posted with photos on our producers!

Think not too much

, just come and enjoy some Moroccan tribal spirit straight to you from the local market.

Take a chance to meet us and get on site advice for your interior.

COUNTRYSIDE GENT: November 1 - 5

Welcome to join our competition at our stand!

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

Tribal woven black white brown clothing (pieces of variable size)

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

pomponblankets in pure wool - palmleaf lamps - palmleaf baskets. Picture 

Tine k Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

wool pomponblankets and cotton pomponblankets in 2 sizes starting from 120 euro. Picture 

Zoco Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

wool pomponblankets and cotton pomponblankets in 2 sizes starting from 120 euro. Picture

Tine k Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

palmleaf baskets and hammam towels.

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

palmleaf hanging baskets. Picture

Tine k Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

small kitchen ware. Picture

Tine k Home

Countryside Gent, coco-morocco
Country side Gent, coco-morocco

palmtree ladders. Picture

Tine k Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

wool pomponblankets and cotton pomponblankets in 2 sizes starting from 120 euro. Picture

Tine k Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

palmleaf carpets. Picture

Zoco Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

tribal carpets in earth tones starting from 500 Euro. Picture

Zoco Home

Country side Gent, coco-morocco

and more small ethnic gifts. Picture

Zoco Home

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