Paris Deco Off – Design Week

Once a year, the big names in Interior Design migrate over to Paris to showcase the very latest designs in their upcoming new launches. The Rue du Mail becomes a Mecca for design lovers, as the fabric and wallpaper big names set up shop and open their doors to the trade and general public. Champagne is flowing, parties are abundant, and the finest fabrics and wallcoverings are viewed in a week of glamour and artistry.

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Moroccan Travels |Marrakech & Essaouira

My travels over the Easter break could not have come sooner. The long winter spent hibernating away was still very much in full force when I left, and my body was crying out for some vitamin D. My long-awaited return to Africa was everything I’d hoped for, and more. Morocco is eclectic.  A hodgepodge of cultures with strong Arabic, Berber, French and Mediterranean influences all combined to give the most wonderful mixture.

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Moroccan Travels | Preparation

On Tuesday I leave for Morocco. Marrakech first, and then travelling west to the coastal town of Essaouira.  This will be my first trip to Morocco, so I’ve spent a fair bit of time researching and gathering inspiration. Below is a collection of images I’ve found and want to share with you. I’m hoping the real thing will be just as dreamy.

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The Loire Valley- Château de Saint Georges

1It’s not very often I come across a place that looks almost exactly like somewhere I’d drift off to in a daydream. Somewhere that really inspires me, and I want to absorb every detail so it’s ingrained in my memory. I spent the 5th night of my recent road trip around central France in place which was exactly that, a historic Château in the Loire Valley, bursting with interior excellence, and every inch as stylish as the delightfully French couple who live there. Continue reading