With storms brewing across England and winter well and truly here, Hg2 is pleased to bring you some warmth from across the Atlantic. To coincide with the launch of our new Marrakech guide (the third edition, don’t you know), we’ve teamed up with the superstar stylists over at mydeco.com on a fabulous feature that details exactly how to recreate that Marrakech look in your own home. Have a read below, and if you’re feeling inspired afterwards then enter mydeco‘s competition to create a 3D room inspired by the city. The prize? A free copy of the guide of course, and free online access for everyone who enters.
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Marrakech has become one of the most talked about cities in recent years and with the lure of design, shopping and its naturally exotic wonders, it is easy to see why. Africa’s adventure playground holds a certain mystical charm after being occupied by the French for 50 years, and then attracting the who’s who of the Bohemian movement in the 1960s. A real mix of ancient tradition and modern chic, this stylish city is the destination of the ‘now’. If you can’t quite make a trip to this wondrous place, you can create a Marrakech style interior using these interior design ideas from mydeco.com.
Add an eastern glow to any room in your home with Moroccan lanterns. They’re available in an array of styles and colours, but for real authenticity chose an intricately cut metal one like this Casablanca Tyre Floor Lamp from Graham and Green.
Time For Tea
Tea lovers rejoice – it’s not just England that is obsessed with this tasty beverage. Discover a new way to offer your guests a warm drink with these colourful Moroccan Tea Glasses from Dotcomgiftshop.
Combine your tea drinking time with a spot of relaxation and really get on the low-down with a Moroccan style pouffe. They come in all sorts of colours and finishes from natural tan leather to magenta pink and metallic gold. Some of the best places to look are notonthehighstreet and Heal’s.
Not sure what colour pouffe to go for? Match it with a traditional Moroccan colour palette for real authenticity. Try deep reds, browns and terracotta mixed with dark woods and dashes of bright colour, as seen in this 3D room design by mydeco community member Shelleycanuck.
Textures & textiles
True Marrakech style would not be complete without some beaten or embossed metal accessories. Try a practical tray table from Graham and Green, a stunning Cabinet from Freemans, or a simple Hand-Hammered Table Lamp from Haysom Lighting. And as for the textiles, get some authentic Moroccan rugs from Maroque. Display in layers, draped on furniture, pinned to the wall, or, more conventionally, simply lie your rug on the floor.