If you’ve been reading along here on my newest blog journey, you know that we live in an updated 1977 ranch home. We’ve lived here for 30 years, and contractor hubby Steve and I have made some amazing changes in some rooms, and not so much in others. Take our master bath. We could have turned its miniscule self, with no window or special features, into a closet. Then we could have broken through the wall to the nearby small fifth bedroom to create a fancy bathroom with all of the amenities everyone on Pinterest seems to have. But no. We did not.Continue reading
Our den really needed an uplift. The caveat being that the red leather furniture needed to stay. It is 20 years old, and so ultra soft and cozy perfect that we can’t bear to let it go. But, you’ll probably agree that it’s like a sea of warm red. Especially before when the original rug had a black background with large, colorful flowers.Continue reading
Adding Moroccan bling in any room is quite easy – just find one fabulous wedding blanket with lots of spangles and bling happens in an eye-popping flash!
Late one afternoon in the souks of Marrakech in February, the ladies of the Magical Morocco Girl Trip were queued up at the ATM and my eyes wandered to a tiny, but fabulous shop. From underfoot to way up high, there were THE BEST colorful wedding blankets. Not the antique kind, but new ones in chenilly-brights like my had-to-have teal choice.Continue reading
HOW DO YOU ADD MOROCCAN STYLE TO A 1970s RANCH HOME?
I have shopped ’til I dropped in Marrakech three wonderful times. How lucky am I? Most recently, my travel and interior designer friend Sandra Barron and I led the Magical Morocco Girl Trip with a fab group of ladies in February. (Pre-virus mania, but just.) For eight gorgeous, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky days we ventured out from our luxe home base at Maison 28 Marrakech, most days to shop like crazy. Rugs and textiles were on everyone’s wish list.
My personal shopping goal was to add Moroccan touches – some small and some large – to several rooms in our home. I don’t want to have a Moroccan-themed house by any means. I focused my manic shopping adventures on color, texture, and warmth additions to enhance the casual cozy look we already have going in every room.Continue reading
Rug shopping in Marrakech is such an exotic, colorful, and artful experience. It runs the gamut from fabulously ornate shops, such as the newly-opened ZL Gallerie, to shops in the souks so tiny you literally cannot move your arms, to a gorgeous packed-full family riad, to at-home at Maison 28 for a private showing.
During the 8-day Magical Morocco Girl Trip, my co-host and travel adventurer amie, Sandra Barron of Sandra Barron Interiors, and our oh-so-eager shoppers spent untold hours shopping for everything. From early in the morning ’til late at night, these girls went non-stop. Ultimately, rugs and textiles were the number one items on everyone’s wish list.Continue reading