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As far as I’m concerned, minimalism often doesn’t cut it when I’m wanting an atmosphere that oozes comfort and conviviality, that’s why Moroccan textiles and homewares are so versatile for even the ‘less-is-more’ kind of person. Each rug, cushion and Turkish Suzanis are practical items that are individually hand-crafted and some are vintage. The tactile nature of each item, embroidered or embellished, with perfect imperfections, is reminiscent of the cosy hand-knitted jumper that’s custom made with love. Each carefully chosen and designed item carries the histories and traditions of the craftspeople – spanning centuries.
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These unique items, a pleasure to the eye, are hardy and made to be used. I take great pleasure in feeling the natural fibres of my Azalil Morrocan Rug under bare feet with its quirky design and vivid palette bringing life to my bedroom. The Silk Pink Suzani throw on my bed complements the vivacity of the rug and the texture has a very human sensory appeal aesthetically and with the practicality of warmth from the natural fibres. I have been guilty of transferring this item from bed to couch and even use it as a wall hanging. I love mixing these with hand crocheted blankets and cashmere and mohair throws, ready to curl up with a hot beverage of choice and a good book. The rug comfortably covered a single futon bed (add Cactus silk and Boucherouite cushions, Suzani ) to create a snug and appealing ‘lay-about’ where I often had to fight for space with my four-legged masters), and has also been mounted on the wall (and will be again in the summer months).
Eclectic, minimal, cluttered, classic or otherwise - Home is about comfort, tactility, versatility and materials that the senses can feast on and respond to. Morrocan Bungalow products tick these boxes for me. I don’t need to recommend them. Just look at them and you’ll sense their inimitable appeal.