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Riad Roundup – August: California Dreaming & Boucherouite

Welcome back to Maroque's latest Riad Roundup, our special spot for sharing our favourite articles, inspiration pieces and resources all about Moroccan style, art, architecture and interior design. Every month, our team hand-pick their favourite online posts all about Moroccan style to share with you, to give you a taste of interior style in the Land of a Million Stars.

This month, discover an extravagant slice of Morocco – built in the heart of California, learn more about the history and creation of boucherouite rugs and find out why Royal Palms Marrakesh has taken the top prize at an interior design awards ceremony.

California Hone Built to Channel Moroccan Fantasy

From ornate roof rims, to elegantly designed framed windows, a new home in California's Palm Desert has been built and furnished with a strong Moroccan aesthetic firmly in mind.

This fabulous installment from Unusual Homes will take you on a full tour of the extravagant new build's fabulous interiors and exterior, giving you tonnes of Moroccan inspired ideas you can incorporate into your own spaces, whether you want to create a strong Moroccan feel, or simply introduce a few exotic, Bohemian influences to an eclectic interior. Well worth a look!

Introducing: Boucherouite

Boucherouite rugs are hot commodities in the interior design sphere at the moment, but in Moroccan culture they're so much richer. Traditionally handmade using scraps of leftover fabric, twisted into unique patterns, these are rugs most commonly made by women in Moroccan communities, keen to recycle and reuse old clothes to create something warm, beautiful or functional for their homes and families.

At CoCo Morocco, property agent and architect Marlène is working with her team to celebrate the heart of Boucherouite and make a little money for some great charity projects in Morocco. Find out more here.

Royal Palm Marrakesh wins at International Hotel & Property Design Awards

If you needed any more evidence that Moroccan interior design is having a true moment in the spotlight right now, the opulent Royal Palm Marrakesh has triumphed at the International Hotel and Property Design Awards, an event hosted by UK interior design publication et al.

With voting open to design professionals and their clients, this was a truly well-deserved award, with the Royal Palm's modern Moroccan theme impressing thousands of voters with an eye for design. Channelling the extravagance of Moroccan design alongside very modern comforts, this hotel manages to be both beautiful and traditional, but never outdated. Thanks to Incentive Travel Magazine for sharing the story.

What is the most beautiful hotel you've ever stayed in?  Do you love the look of boucherouite? Why not explore our collection of Moroccan rugs and décor online?

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