Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Rad Riad

I've been to Marrakesh. It's an incredible place. A veritable attack on the senses. Whether it be the intense aromas of spices in the souks; the sweet, refreshing peppermint tea; the sounds and smells of the main square at night; the beautiful vivid colours of the Berber rugs and coloured glass lanterns and hand painted tagines; it's all pretty intense.
It takes a lot of concentration and restraint when picking up key interior pieces for your home, whilst on holiday. A bright orange, handwoven rug, or beautifully painted geometric tile can make a room but it can also stand out like a sore thumb. If you're shopping abroad you have to stay grounded and keep relating back to home...Would the bold cobalt blue of the Majorelle gardens, really work with the flat, white light of a Scottish winter? It's very easy to get swept up in the romance of the situation when you see how well the colours and pieces work in context.
Check this out: The Morrocan geometric tiles, layered Berber rugs and juicy coloured walls mixed with a few contemporary twists, in this Marrakesh riad work a treat ...
What have you bought abroad that worked or didn't work when you got it home?

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