This issue of Domino put our hand-embroidered leather poufs on interior designer’s radar. A pair of our white poufs with sand embroidery tucked into a cozy nook with a pair of unmatched Louis XV armchairs….
One of our special finds featured in Domino: a vintage rug from the Chiadma tribe an asymmetrical kilim from Southern Morocco… Gorgeous folk art…
A design elite favorite since Le Courbusier, Beni Ourain rugs wear well with age and really warm up a room. On a cobblestone NYC street, behind a door without a sign, there’s a rug gallery with a stash of my coveted carpets. but no need to trek there, just go to their online shop. Prices […]
ROOM TO IMPROVE A Touch of Moroccan Style By MITCHELL OWENS Published: June 2, 2005 Q. Moroccan style is everywhere, and I’ll admit I’m tempted by its exoticism. But I’m afraid of looking as if I’m jumping on a bandwagon. How can I get the look without turning my apartment into a theme park? A. […]
SOURCES No Need to Trek To Find a Tagine…. I could hardly get my cohorts to look around, until we focused on the landscape of tagines. The traditional Moroccan tagine (pronounced tah-JEAN) is a cook-and-serve pot made of glazed terra-cotta: a shallow round dish is topped by a tall conical lid with an opening that […]
Double Eight Point Star Fountain: red and glazed terra-cotta zillij tile edged with marble. This is a classic Moroccan fountain designed for an interior courtyard of a riad. A Riad (Arabic: رياض) is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. This style of fountain is installed in the center of the interior courtyard/ garden and […]
Proving not everyone comes to the Chelsea Market for a brownie or celebrity chef sighting, this packed-to-the-rafters home décor emporium is the passport to a swirling North African fantasy. Owner Mohamed Elmaarouf shuttles between New York and Morocco, importing the custom work of artisans from clans that his family has worked with for generations. (The […]