Upcycle Architectural Salvage Into A Unique Crusty Mantel

Upcycle Architectural Salvage Into A Unique Crusty Mantel

Last Saturday was a gorgeous, crisp fall day, full of unknown possibilities. I made a snap decision to ride over to the Chartreuse barn sale all by myself to wander. My goal: find a giant letter L for our daughter. You guessed it. No letter L. However, I spied a long architectural salvage piece thinking it was a unique crusty mantel, and that it would blend nicely with our rustic furniture and Moroccan rug.

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Adding Moroccan Style To Our Living Room

Adding Moroccan Style To Our Living Room

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.

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