Like most of you I am seriously missing travel both near and far right now. So much of my design inspiration comes from my experiences with other cultures and places. A few years ago, I visited Marrakech, Morocco for some design inspiration and life experience. This trip did not disappoint, and I came home with much more than I could have even imagined! Travel inspires a lot of the work I do, so I wanted to share some Moroccan inspiration with you.
The sights and sounds were a sensory overload; everything about the city was intoxicating. The culture is so rich in tradition, ritual and practice, and seeing their way of life in daily motion made me feel humbled and privileged to be there. Not to mention the textiles, hand-thrown pottery, rugs and glassware–OH MY! As an artful designing soul, I was in HEAVEN!
One of the amazing parts of the trip was the exposure to the artisan goods of the region. In particular, being able to shop for some incredible Moroccan rugs. These rugs have inspired some of my Bohemian interior design projects as well as Wabi-Sabi and Scandinavian interior design projects. I have even channeled the inspiration from some of my new work with the Japandi interior design trend. These rugs encompass a plethora of design styles from simple color and pattern to more intricate, bold designs and color! There is something for every design style and as unique as they are, they provide unity, texture and warmth and can provide either subtle or bold color. Now that is a win!!
While international travel has halted, I have selected some of my favorite rugs from Kanju Interiors to inspire your interior projects.
Travel has always provided me with unexpected treasures, and Kanju Interiors has curated some amazing African Luxury items to choose from. We may not be globe-trotting right now, but that doesn’t have to stop us from finding inspiring hand-crafted pieces that are perfect for our homes. You can continue to find inspiration well beyond your travels, just like I have since my travels through Morocco.
Wherever you’re longing to travel, remember you can still experience travel’s unexpected treasures by curating your home. See the rest of my Kanju picks on the original post! For more Moroccan inspiration read my recent post on my moroccan-outdoor-dinner-party.