This morning i received word that my Moroccan rugs have finally left Fes and are about to board a plane bound for Sydney ( i believe they will be stopping over in Dubai;) i have been crazy busy over the last few weeks trying to add an online shop to PaddotoPalmy.com.au so that i can sell these babies along with pom pom's, ceramics, cushion covers, pom pom placemats and blankets/throws that have all been hand made in Morocco. I am also re jigging the blog to make it look a little more shmick (is that even a word?) so i really hope  you will all love the final product once it has been revealed.

In preparation for the photoshoot of my loot i have scoured the web for gorgeous spaces with Moroccan rugs in them - it appears the Moroccan Rug is having its moment in the spotlight as there were many to choose from, the amazing thing about these rugs is that they are so versatile due to their simplistic and almost abstract design they look amazing in almost any style of home from Retro to Traditional to Modern..

I have featured this image before - its the nursery of Jenni Kaynes children; this room is rocking a vintage Beni Ourain; you may think a white rug in a nursery is not the best move but the wool on these thick pile rugs is extremely stain resistant 'accidents' can be washed out with nappi san then dried out in the sun

Another stunning image of this nursery featuring the vintage Beni

Even Jenna Lyons CEO of J Crew has one in her office ; this one looks like a vintage Azilal

Jenna loves the rugs so much she even put one of the Beni Ourains in a J Crew store - they must be able to handle commercial grade stains as well!

Another image of Jenna's office - here she has a tulip table on a Beni which is what we are planning do to for our dining room

And yes of course Jenna has one (a beni ourain) in her home - a townhouse in NY, am particularly loving this yellow couch as well!

Another image of this stunning sitting room - i love how Jenna mixes up traditional and modern elements (of course very J Crew!)

This is Nina Garcia's living room in her NY apartment - check Moroccan Rug

love this room and this moroccan rug!

This Handira (wedding blanket) looks amazing at the foot of this bed

Moroccan rugs are generally narrower than their oriental sisters as the looms were made to be packed up easily as most of the tribes were traditionally nomadic, the narrower ones look amazing in this hallway as a runner

This is an amazing colouful Azilal - i will mainly be selling Azilal's and Beni Ourarains

This looks like a Boucherite rag rug which is made from old rags - this is a newer kind of rug which came about as wool has become increasingly scarce and more expensive to weave from; I didn't get any of these rugs as i wanted to only sell vintage 100% wool variety

The simplicity of the design makes them great as a wall hanging as well

I fell in love with this Azilal at the Riad we stayed at in Marrakech - this rug looked fabulous in the courtyard of the Riad

The colourful ones look particularly amazing against white floors (as most things do!)

or black floors for that matter!

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Jonathan Adler did the interiors at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs and went to town on the Moroccan theme - Handira on the bed and Beni Ourain on the floor

Another stunning room designed by Adler at The Parker Hotel- spot the rug?!

This room by Odine Kennedy loves to get her Beni on too - they do look particularly amazing with modernist style furniture; the legendary modernist architect Le Corbusier was one of the first designers to use the Moroccan rugs in his homes in the 50's before this demand for the rugs was quite low which is why most of the genuine Moroccan rugs on the market are Vintage as opposed to Antique

This is not to say they don't look equally as chic in a traditional style home like this one (on an aside i seriously need to get my hands on one of this indoor fig trees!) This Beni has been layered on top of a sisal mat to give a more traditional feel and add another textural dimension to the room- also allows the rug to have more coverage of the room hence making the space seem larger to the eye

Another example of the Beni looking amazing in a traditional setting - this is living room by Kara Mann in a Mexican beachfront house (yes i will be decking out Palmy with them as well!)

Love the mix of this room - a little bit traditional a little bit retro with a dash of moroccan (pretty much sums up my style!) and there are those figs again!

US designer Nate Berkus (Oprah regular) has managed to delineate 2 separate living areas within the one room - all thanks to the help of rugs and yes you guessed it they are Moroccan;) that orange velvet 2 way sofa is genius for this kind of set up

Another clever trick to overcome the small width of the Moroccan rugs - add two side by side - here we have a Beni and an Azilal

Jonathan Adler's Summer home on Shelter Island - Very retro and of course the Beni fits in perfectly (actually helps to tone the room down)

 

Goes to show you can never have too much texture in a room!

And last but not least legendary designer Michael S Smith who owns the traditional style even uses Moroccan rugs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning i received word that my Moroccan rugs have finally left Fes and are about to board a plane bound for Sydney ( i believe they will be stopping over in Dubai;) i have been crazy busy over the last few weeks trying to add an online shop to PaddotoPalmy.com.au so that i can sell these babies along with pom pom's, ceramics, cushion covers, pom pom placemats and blankets/throws that have all been hand made in Morocco. I am also re jigging the blog to make it look a little more shmick (is that even a word?) so i really hope  you will all love the final product once it has been revealed.

In preparation for the photoshoot of my loot i have scoured the web for gorgeous spaces with Moroccan rugs in them - it appears the Moroccan Rug is having its moment in the spotlight as there were many to choose from, the amazing thing about these rugs is that they are so versatile due to their simplistic and almost abstract design they look amazing in almost any style of home from Retro to Traditional to Modern..

I have featured this image before - its the nursery of Jenni Kaynes children; this room is rocking a vintage Beni Ourain; you may think a white rug in a nursery is not the best move but the wool on these thick pile rugs is extremely stain resistant 'accidents' can be washed out with nappi san then dried out in the sun

Another stunning image of this nursery featuring the vintage Beni

Even Jenna Lyons CEO of J Crew has one in her office ; this one looks like a vintage Azilal

Jenna loves the rugs so much she even put one of the Beni Ourains in a J Crew store - they must be able to handle commercial grade stains as well!

Another image of Jenna's office - here she has a tulip table on a Beni which is what we are planning do to for our dining room

And yes of course Jenna has one (a beni ourain) in her home - a townhouse in NY, am particularly loving this yellow couch as well!

Another image of this stunning sitting room - i love how Jenna mixes up traditional and modern elements (of course very J Crew!)

This is Nina Garcia's living room in her NY apartment - check Moroccan Rug

love this room and this moroccan rug!

This Handira (wedding blanket) looks amazing at the foot of this bed

Moroccan rugs are generally narrower than their oriental sisters as the looms were made to be packed up easily as most of the tribes were traditionally nomadic, the narrower ones look amazing in this hallway as a runner

This is an amazing colouful Azilal - i will mainly be selling Azilal's and Beni Ourarains

This looks like a Boucherite rag rug which is made from old rags - this is a newer kind of rug which came about as wool has become increasingly scarce and more expensive to weave from; I didn't get any of these rugs as i wanted to only sell vintage 100% wool variety

The simplicity of the design makes them great as a wall hanging as well

I fell in love with this Azilal at the Riad we stayed at in Marrakech - this rug looked fabulous in the courtyard of the Riad

The colourful ones look particularly amazing against white floors (as most things do!)

or black floors for that matter!

[

Jonathan Adler did the interiors at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs and went to town on the Moroccan theme - Handira on the bed and Beni Ourain on the floor

Another stunning room designed by Adler at The Parker Hotel- spot the rug?!

This room by Odine Kennedy loves to get her Beni on too - they do look particularly amazing with modernist style furniture; the legendary modernist architect Le Corbusier was one of the first designers to use the Moroccan rugs in his homes in the 50's before this demand for the rugs was quite low which is why most of the genuine Moroccan rugs on the market are Vintage as opposed to Antique

This is not to say they don't look equally as chic in a traditional style home like this one (on an aside i seriously need to get my hands on one of this indoor fig trees!) This Beni has been layered on top of a sisal mat to give a more traditional feel and add another textural dimension to the room- also allows the rug to have more coverage of the room hence making the space seem larger to the eye

Another example of the Beni looking amazing in a traditional setting - this is living room by Kara Mann in a Mexican beachfront house (yes i will be decking out Palmy with them as well!)

Love the mix of this room - a little bit traditional a little bit retro with a dash of moroccan (pretty much sums up my style!) and there are those figs again!

US designer Nate Berkus (Oprah regular) has managed to delineate 2 separate living areas within the one room - all thanks to the help of rugs and yes you guessed it they are Moroccan;) that orange velvet 2 way sofa is genius for this kind of set up

Another clever trick to overcome the small width of the Moroccan rugs - add two side by side - here we have a Beni and an Azilal

Jonathan Adler's Summer home on Shelter Island - Very retro and of course the Beni fits in perfectly (actually helps to tone the room down)

 

Goes to show you can never have too much texture in a room!

And last but not least legendary designer Michael S Smith who owns the traditional style even uses Moroccan rugs!