Moroccan Madness

Dream Escape

I've always been fascinated with the idea of visiting Morocco. I dream of crossing the Strait of Gibraltar into that ancient world of open-air bazaars and red-cliffed canyons. And I'd like my hotel stay to be just as exotic, a jumble of colors and textures, traditional Berber elements mixed with French and Spanish colonial influences.

Even the names of Moroccan cities conjure up romantic notions: Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangiers all sound like perfect places to have an adventure. They call to mind images of sun baked Moorish architecture, snake charmers and traditional Moroccan textiles, woven the same way for hundreds of generations.

Images:
1.This Moroccan wedding blanket is sized as a throw, but I'd hang it on the wall as an exotic tapestry.
2. An antiqued mirror has enough subtle sheen to hold its own among more sparkly, sequined items.
3.The Aisai pendant lamp is mirrored so it glows with reflected light even when it's not switched on.
4.The Lydia bed has the look of wrought iron, elevated with a bright red finish.
5. Loomed to look like stained glass windows, this Berber kilim is handmade in the Atlas mountains.
6. Moroccan poufs can function as a small table or an extra seat. With use, the leather gets worn in and even more beautiful.
7.These earthenware vases could easily have been bargained for at a street market.
8. Like a traditional tea table, the Marrakech tray table is the perfect height if you're lounging on a floor pillow.
9.This butterfly stool has a simple silhouette but a gorgeous, deep rosewood finish.

(Images: as linked above)

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