Posts tagged moroccan
FROM MY SHOPPING CART / 03

february went by soquickly and now it’s already mid-march — what! the last six weeks were a complete blur. overall february was a good month, ending with an impromptu weekend getaway to new hampshire. the snow was up to our waist, our phones were out of reach, and we made too many bloody marys over three days. it was exactly what i needed. beyond work and my brief technology detox, i’ve been doing p-l-e-n-t-y of window shopping. lots of good things from urban outfitters and lou and grey:

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target sells the best candles imho. they smell amazing and come in really cute containers — i almost always buy (or want to buy) a new candle when i’m shopping there. this terrazzo option is especially good. not only is terrazzo very in right now, this is also an inexpensive and low-commitment way to play with this trend.

terrazzo candle / target

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i found this website through pinterest and am so tempted to buy something: epherma forever sells vintage magazines like these gorgeous issues of vogue and architectural digest from the 40s and 70s. so cool, right?

1949 vogue + 1975 architectural digest / epherma forever

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fancy lawn chair / urban outfitters

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abstract clock / west elm

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can you believe this wooden lamp is from target? / target

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i have a thing for katie kimmel and this sweatshirt is so cute / lou & grey

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just a gold cuff covered in diamond charms (for a cool $12k lolol) / 1stdibs

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moroccan rug / urban outfitters

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the color of this velvet sofa is very good / also from urban outfitters

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who knew i needed a banana catch-all dish / urban outfitters

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this would be perfect for work: the new 12 hour tote / lou & grey

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boob mug because #girlpower / urban outfitters

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the cutest basket bag! i want this for summer / loeffler randall


APARTMENT ENVY / THIS ARTIST'S COLORFUL BARCELONA ABODE

when it comes to houses, apartments, lofts, vacation homes, you name it, i will always (always) choose a fixer upper over a new build. ironically, i grew up living in new construction -- new house, new neighborhood, new everything. it wasn't until college, when i moved into a long list of Boston apartments, that i started my romance with old places. living among the chipped paint and not-so-modern kitchens, i was introduced to the narrative inside their front doors: the worn hardwood floors and brick fireplaces, crown moldings, hissing radiators and original built-ins. old stuff. i just can't get enough.

i found this colorful apartment on Apartment Therapy, isn't it cute? home to Italian artist Joana Santamans, her flat in Barcelona is chock full of character and inspiring details that remind me a bit of the apartments i've lived in. Joana uses large paintings, mid-century furniture, and industrial touches to pull everything together. 

one of my favorite design elements are the muted Moroccan floor tiles that fill the apartment. it's a major statement, but between the classic pattern and neutral tone, the space feels elegant and fresh.

 
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the kitchen sports industrial features, a large chalkboard wall, and ((now trending)) wooden countertops. 

what makes this apartment particularly special are the little things: carefully found objects, books, and the artist's own work. here, paintings of animals hang around every corner with a dose of whimsy, and splashes of unapologetically bright yellow (my favorite!) accent the floors and crown molding.

get the look / a vintage-modern apartment

want to move in? me too. so i thought, why not bring home a little bit of old-world Barcelona charm home? it's totally doable with the right pieces -- industrial lamps, big paintings, graphic tiles...

(i've got a close eye on you, tiles). 

shop this story below!


GET THE LOOK

 

Joana Santamans painting

modern factory pendant from Schoolhouse Electric Supply & Co

King Louie chair from Chairish

throw pillow from West Elm

vintage speaker from Marshall

velvet sofa from West Elm

chalk paint in graphite from Annie Sloan

cement floor tile via Houzz

 

all photos via Apartment Therapy, collage by miss prints


MIXING MOROCCAN RUGS

interior designers always have the best homes. it's cool to see how their design comes alive if they have no rules and no one telling them what to do. after stumbling upon this interview on Glitter Guide, i fell completely in love with interior stylist, Jennifer Harrison's, bohemian house. founder of Flea Market Fab, Jennifer has an effortless sense, and an enviable collection of Moroccan rugs. every inch of this this colorful, cozy, comfortable bungalow is full of magic -- both outside and in.

a wrap around deck has always been a dream of mine. and in my imagination i see something very similar to this one: bright and filled to the brim with plants, found treasures, rugs, and distressed furniture -- including a place to store dinnerware for a spontaneous dinner party. 

the artist and her cute little pup surrounded by plants -- both real and in wallpaper form.

a dramatic geometric runner for a white staircase. it almost looks hand drawn, adding to the rustic, found feeling this home has throughout.

an expert thrifter, Jennifer is always hunting for new objects. because of that, she is constantly rearranging her style at home. there is so much going on, but is simultaneously cozy and lived in -- you can tell that each detail was carefully found.

poufs are the new chairs. they're especially snazzy in moroccan fabrics.

the two contrasting rugs work so well in this bedroom, and the addition of poufs and pillows in similar textures really ties the room together. simple white walls and clean accessories keep the space looking fresh.

more rug mixing, and patterned wallpaper. everything just works.

if i had to choose, i think this home has left me most inspired to start collecting rugs. not sure if that's a good thing, or a dangerous thing -- sorry in advance bank account -- but the mixture of moroccan colors and prints truly make these spaces homey and unique.


EIGHT / COLORFUL MOROCCAN RUGS

rugs! they've been on my mind (did you see this post?). i've decided my next big home purchase will be a bright moroccan rug. although i haven't found the right one yet (at the right price), i've really enjoyed the hunt. i like these eight handmade options. their geometric motifs make them easy to incorporate into any living space, and i would have so much fun mixing in layers of patterns to create a cozy-bohemian room:

a   one of a kind handmade rug  from Azilal, Morocco

a one of a kind handmade rug from Azilal, Morocco

there's no rhyme or reason to the pattern on this wool rug from Beklina, which is why it's so great.

another rug from Beklina. i love these colors! 

this Etsy shop has perfectly styled photos and lovely rugs. i like this one's imperfect wavy lines, and neon pink and purple colors. i'll take the shoes too, please.

this rug feels so summery and light. i like the faded blues, and thin embroidery. wouldn't this be great for an indoor patio? i don't have one, but a girl can dream.

i wanted to share every single rug from Semikah Textiles, but i made myself pick one. i decided on this fantastic, ombre faded runner -- need it for my hallway!

this technically isn't a moroccan rug, BUT the uneven scallops and rainbow hues reminded me of one.

the rugs sold at Loom and Field are beeeautiful. Loom and Field is based in France, and they sell vintage moroccan rugs in bright, cheerful colors. this rug's oversized diamond pattern caught my eye.

one more pretty rug from Beklina

it breaks my heart that this rug is sold out! the patterns!