Guest Groups: Rock the Casbah Appearance

Inject some Moroccan flavor into your house this spring — plane tickets and passports not mandatory! Architectural arches, lattice wall prints and gorgeous detailing on tumblers, tagines and tables are up for grabs. This style is among the season’s latest trends. It is infinitely approachable and impossibly chic. — Lani from Mon Petit Chou Chou

Laura U, Inc..

The geometric cutouts and accents are such a creative way to dress up a boring bookshelf. Insert a few burnished lamps, et voilĂ !


Pearson Ottoman

Quirky, adorable and walking on the line somewhere between traditional and modern, this ottoman by Pearson will be a welcome addition to my living room.

Maya Inlay Mirror White – $695

This inlay mirror is more ornate but totally impartial, a tough combination to reach. How perfect would it be hanging in an entryway? It provides guests a opportunity to primp prior to their trip.


Tunisian Hand-Painted Mosaic Tagine – $49.95

Picture functional and perfect, this Tunisian hand-painted tagine out of Williams-Sonoma is too pretty to lock at a cupboard. Put it on some open shelving.


Moroccan Style Tea Glasses – Set of Four – $60

These tumblers are really fun with wine. Don’t relegate the vino into stemware; it’s perfectly at home in ornate glasses such as these.

Tan Moroccan Leather Pouf – $450

Poufs are definitely with a moment. This leather version from Serena & Lily is handmade in Morocco and well worth the investment.


Orange Mekissa Bench Place – $2,700

The deep tangerine Mekissa couch is ornamented with patterned fabric and finished with wooden silver and carved Moorish artwork. It is a luxe patio topper for hot summer nights around the fire pit.


Morocco Tile Salad Plates

I love these richly textured Moroccan tile salad dishes. They would be gorgeous for wine and cheese. I have a similar version that I endlessly use when entertaining.

Lucy Interior Design

Minimalist Moroccan does exist! This neutral area is cranked up a notch with vibrant squares and an inspired napping window.

Pottery Barn

Moroccan Tray Table – $399

I picked up a brass version of a tray table at Brimfield this past year. Forget the searching, Pottery Barn has done the job for you with their Moroccan tray table.


Lola Sofa, Turquoise – $9,090

Boring, this couch is not! It is filled with pizzazz and style. I’d love a vibrant accent such as this in my den.

Pottery Barn

Moroccan Pendant – $99

Moroccan lighting is a superb way to inject some exotic style into your space. I’d personally string some of these in a reading nook to create a comfy corner.

West Elm

Morocco Headboard, White Lacquer – $399

Inspired by nautical Moroccan patterns, this headboard out of West Elm makes a neutral and attention-grabbing appearance.


‘Floating Arabesque’ Side Table – $499

Horchow’s Floating Arabesque side table is discreet, hovering along with your couch or bedside. It is ideal for any space.


‘Morocco Tile’ Throws – $195

Entirely noncommittal and fun, these vibrant throws have a fantastic print and are an effortless way to test drive the fashion.


Kasbah Coffee Table – $998

I could build a complete living space around this Kasbah java table from Anthropologie. Whitewashed and rustic, it appears like it was hand-plucked out of a street bazaar.


Embroidered Fesi Pillow – $148

These embroidered cushions are crafted by Mushmina, a business that uses over 75 fair-trade artisans in Northern Africa. Inspired by Moroccan motifs, these cushions are begging to be tossed on my sofa.

Casbah Decor

Sharafa Door – $4,200

This really is a swoon-worthy announcement piece. Handmade cedar-inlaid doors directly from Marrakech could make for a dramatic entry into any space, or they may be dividers if mounted on sliders, or perhaps artwork if mounted on the wall.

First Mission Tile

Marrakech Moroccan Cement Tiles

I debated using a daring print tile such as this in my kitchen. It is such a crazy dose of pattern to possess underfoot.

First Mission Tile

Fes Moroccan Cement Tiles

Ultimately, I decided the tiles could be a lot, however they’d have made for a fabulous backsplash in retrospect.

Carson Poetzl, Inc..

Moroccan details abound from floor to ceiling in this luxe lounge. The blue color of the wall is surprising but well balances the gilt finishes and ornate paint.


Hattane Curves Rug – $920

This carpet, referred to as a boucharouette or rag rug, was inspired by an ancient cosmetic technique. It uses recycled fabric pieces that are hand-woven to a one-of-a-kind piece that is perfect for your property.


Organic Modern Coffee Table

How cool is this table? It is organic and wrapped completely in hyacinth. The design and design legs are a really modern spin on Moroccan themes.


Menzah Chandelier – $698

The Menzah chandelier is a rainbow of colour and etched cast brass. The crown-like shape makes for a regal statement that will go with any color scheme.

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

Linen Pillow Cover Sofia – $188

Made by La Maison Bahira at Marrakech, these embroidered pillow covers are completely stitched by hand. This coral red would be perfect on my bed — I may want to pick these up for myself!


Candice Olson Dimensional Surfaces Moroccan Lattice Sand Wallpaper, Charcoal – $219.84

The cool grey foundation of the Moroccan lattice background would work nicely in a washroom. I have done a similar colour scheme in my downstairs powder room, and it plays very nicely with white, black and silver finishes.


Wall Stencil, Moroccan Allower design by OMG Stencils – $30

Or you can create the exact same appearance using a weathered wall stencil. And you’ll be able to choose your own colours — the ultimate in custom wall decor.

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

Wool Pom-Pom Blanket – $385

These pom-pom wool blankets were made by Chez les Freres Kassri, a generational design small business. I’d love to use one of them as a bedspread, and then fold it down in the day to assemble the pom-poms.

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Guest Groups: Hankering for Houndstooth

Houndstooth is popular in 2013. From large-scale designs in punchy colors to traditional small-scale patterns in black and white, you’re certain to locate a houndstooth item that appeals to a sense of style. Here is a collection of 19 interesting houndstooth products available on the market. Which one speaks to you? — Beth from Home Stories A to Z


Blissliving Home ‘Trafalgar’ Bedding

Houndstooth requires a new turn this year with large-scale patterns and fun colors. I love this neutral duvet paired with all the pops of orange.

The Wall Decal Company

Removable Background, Houndstooth – $149.95

Removable houndstooth wallpaper? Yes, please! I am fond of stencils due to their versatility and non-committal character, but removable wall stickers would be much simpler. This houndstooth decal in cheery yellow would make a fantastic focus.

Rugs USA

Spectrum Houndstooth Texture Ivory Rug – $337

I love the idea of bringing more texture into an area without always adding more color. I’d love this ivory houndstooth rug as a stair runner.

Houndstooth Polypropylene Area Rug – $29.99

Indoor/outdoor rugs are becoming a new popular decorating go-to item for me personally for their versatility and low-budget price. I love the fun color options provided for this houndstooth rug.


Mint Houndstooth Throw Pillow – $49.95

Whether you like your houndstooth in traditional black and white or in a milder pastel, it’s no problem to locate a pattern that suits your decor. This monogrammed houndstooth pillow would look adorable in my own guest room.


Blue and Brown Houndstooth Plate – $32.10

Houndstooth dishes are a great way to get into the trend without a great deal of commitment or cost. I’m loving all the different colors houndstooth that can be found nowadays.

Zinc Door

Zebra Houndstooth Rug – $995

Leave it to Jonathan Adler to take 2 quirky tendencies and blend them. This chocolate brown houndstooth zebra rug would certainly make for an enjoyable conversation piece.


Threshold Houndstooth Pillow, Gray – $19.99

Target’s cheap accessories always catch my attention. This cute neutral houndstooth pillow with all the pop of red is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Room Service

Houndstooth Balloon Chair – $1,695

Balloon seats are announcement bits no matter the upholstery. Insert some classic yet fearless houndstooth fabric, and they truly require attention. Wouldn’t those be fabulous paired with some brilliant jewel tones?

The Home Depot

Houndstooth Dark Chocolate Paper Candle Covers – $13.97

Chandelier candles are often overlooked as an enjoyable area to accessorize. I love the idea of buying these punchy paper houndstooth candle covers to spice up a tired light fixture.

Plow & Hearth

Houndstooth Dog Draft Stopper – $29.95

It may be tough to tell from this film, but this hound draft stopper is covered in houndstooth (pun intended). My boys would love it when I purchased this for the drafty front door.

Garnet Hill

Houndstooth Flat-Weave Wool Rug – $188

Flat-weave rugs are fantastic for high-traffic places. The gray and white houndstooth rug would look so sweet at a nursery.

Hand-Painted Black and White Houndstooth Accent Chest – $307.99

White and black houndstooth on a timeless chest generates such an enjoyable bit for a bedroom. I love the idea of adding picture designs to furniture.


Houndstooth Mouse Pad, Pink and Red by Smitten Kitten Designs – $10

Whenever there’s a trend I wish to share in, like houndstooth fabrics in punchy colors, I look for small non-committal tactics to implement the appearance. This pink and red mouse pad is a perfect way to have a bit of this houndstooth craze this year.

Barstools & More

Decorize Barstools

I love the large-scale houndstooth pattern on this bar stool. The open rear and somewhat distressed wood also appeal to me personally. This would look fantastic at a folksy kitchen.


Houndstooth Pillow Covers, Black and Gold by Alive House – $62

The gold and black large-scale houndstooth pattern has a modern art deco vibe to it. With The Great Gatsby movie release in its own way, I predict you’ll be seeing a great deal of fun art deco–motivated accessories making their way in your home.


‘Houndstooth Mosaic’ Vases – $85

I adore capiz shells. Would you believe that these vases are made to a houndstooth pattern using a variety of tones of cream and gold cubes? They’re so beautiful.

Neiman Marcus

Houndstooth Vanity Chair – $499

Simple and unassuming clean lines using a classic houndstooth pattern create this vanity seat a winner in my book. I’d love to get this for my bedroom.


Bacati Houndstooth Window Curtain, Brown/White – $34.99

I think these large-scale brown and white houndstooth drapes would look adorable in a little boys’ room. They are modern yet masculine.

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