Showing posts with label handira. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handira. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Shop Focus: Beyond Marrakesh

Moroccan Pouffe in Vintage Leather from Beyond Marrakesh
Orange Silk Curtain Ties
Berber Kilim One of a kind cushion
Beni Ouarain Carpet - I dream about owning one of these!!
One of the Rooms at Dar Zohra Guesthouse: Complete with Handira
Danielle from Beyond Marrakesh really has the eye for beautiful interiors. Not only does she run the beautiful Beyond Marrakesh boutique shop but the also has the most stunning Guesthouse Dar Zohra, situated in Marrakesh itself.

I have a beautiful Handira. Moroccan Wedding blanket from Beyond Marrakesh and it is one of my prized possessions, doubling up as a cozy blanket on cold British evening and a rug on warmer days. I urge you to visit the shop but get a tissue to catch the drool!!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Creating Moroccan Style Sitting Rooms....

Moroccan Nook complete with lanterns, rugs and Handira throws.
PInk Moroccan Nook with scatter cushions and tassles
Moroccan style interior: Pouffe, Handira cushions, tiles and Dabouches
White Moroccan seating area with Silver Ottoman and Handira rug
How dreamy are these Moroccan style nooks? These cosy spaces are easy to create.... just grab some Kilim cushions, a Moroccan Pouffe/ ottoman, a handira rug and a couple of lanterns.... add some peppermint tea and you are on your way....

Where to buy:
Handira available from Beyond Marrakech and Gypsy River

Pouffe's available from Bohemia and Beyond Marrakech

Kilim Cushions available via etsy

For More Moroccan Interior Inspiration click here

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The home of... Justina Blakeney

The gloriously bright and bohemian home, also known as the Jungalow of Interior Designer Justina Blakeney


Bright and Eclectic Interior design: Organic cream and neon Orange

Wooden floors, beautiful textiles and houseplants


I love the apple green paint on those kitchen windows

Justinas, beautiful bedroom, complete with Handira and Suzani textiles


I have a thing about turquoise cupboards at he moment- this vintage cupboard has been given a modern twist with a coat of brilliant turquoise paint
IN the bedroom: African masks and that stunning Metal lamp
Justina's bargain find from the Rosebowl
I have been a big fan of Justina Blakeney for some time now. Her beautiful blog is always such a warm place to visit... recipes, fashion and bohemian interior design all in one place, whats not to love?

So I was really pleased when Justina agreed to let me share with you some of the pictures of her beautifully eclectic, bohemian home. Using a mixture of organic, natural colours, international textiles, juxtaposed with bright neon cushions and paint work, this house really is so individual and beautiful. There is even a beautiful Handira hanging above the bed...I am totally inspired for my new home...

So head over to her blog and prepared to get lost

Thank you Justina

p.s Dont forget to enter this months Give away run by Naked Eye beauty

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Beyond Marrakech Handira: Moroccan Wedding blankets...

Handira: Moroccan wedding blanket, With bushy white stands and sequins these bohemian beauties
look wonderful used as blankets, wall hangings or rugs :Peacock pavillions
Handira used as a blanket
Handira: Wedding Blanket used as a bed throw
A beyond Marrakech Handira used as a rug
Handira :Wedding blanket from Beyond Marrakech
Handira: The back of a rare Beni Ouarain wedding Blanket from Beyond Marrakech , complete with shoulder straps
Moroccan Interior Design: Wedding blanket (handira) used as a rug
I have fallen in love with a blanket, no seriously, big time in Love! I have been toying with the idea of buying a Moroccan Wedding Blanket (Handira) for about a year now, and a couple of weeks ago just went for it.

Handira are hand woven blankets made from 100% wool and decorated with sequins. The Wedding blankets are made by Berber women and are traditionally used as a cape during wedding ceremonies (See photo below). Post wedding Handira look beautiful as blankets on the bed, as rugs or even as wall hangings.

I am so, so impressed I just had to share....I got mine from Beyond Marrakech, a blog and shop owned by the lovely Danielle, who also owns a beautiful Guest house Dar Zohra in the Atlas Mountains.

Living in Morocco, Danielle sources these beautiful Handira locally and has the most beautiful wide range of these beautiful blankets. If like me you are messy the blankets also come in colour.

What do you guys think?

Handira are traditionally worn as a cape during the Moroccan Wedding ceremony
For more Handira inspiration Visit beyond marakesh's Handira Boutique