Maud’s Travels Marrakech Part 2

Three Things To Do In Marrakech 1. Take a stroll in the Majorelle Gardens The Majorelle Gardens were created by the French painter, Jacques Majorelle, in 1923 and opened to the public in 1947. Majorelle was passionate about plants and collected rare species from all over the world on his travels. The gardens have been […]

Moroccan Recipes With A Contemporary Twist

If you have read some of my previous blog posts you will know that I love Moroccan food: the mouth-watering appetisers, the mix of spices in the tagines, the couscous, and the sweet, sticky, pastries. Despite purchasing local spices in the souks and asking for recipes when I am travelling I have struggled to recreate […]

Why Wool? Five Facts About Wool

wool

Why Choose Wool? Wool is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and resistant to dust mites. It’s 100% biodegradable.  At the end of its life it can be returned to the soil where it will break down in a short period of time fertilising plants with nitrogen as it decomposes. 3. It’s anti-static.  It generates very little static electricity […]

Maud interiors wins an award for customer service

customer service award

  We’ve won a customer service award from Houzz, the largest online home interiors community with 40 million users globally.  We are a bit late finding out but it’s not every day we win an award so we had to post about it.   The award is based on customer feedback so we would like to […]

A Traditional Riad With A Contemporary Twist

Riad design

The New Extension To Riad 72, Marrakech I wanted to write about the new addition to Riad 72 after my visit in September last year but I was sworn to secrecy as it was still a work in progress.  The new section, an ancient Riad adjacent to the existing Riad is now open for business […]

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu transforming the lives of girls in Nairobi’s slums

ChildHope and Pendekezo Letu

Back To School I attended a ChildHope presentation in the summer and I wanted to share with you the work they are doing with Kenyan NGO, Pendekezo Letu, to rescue young street connected girls in Nairobi’s slums and help them into mainstream education. There are an estimated 60,000 children* living and working on the streets […]

Ben Youssef Madrasa Marrakech

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was the largest Islamic theological college in Morocco.  It was founded in the 14th century by the Marinid Sultan Abu al-Hassan and further developed by Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib in the 16th century in order to rival the madrasas of Fez. It’s a wonderful example of Moorish architecture, with its carved Atlas […]

Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Moroccan wedding throw

Vintage Moroccan wedding blankets, also known as handira or tamizart, have been popular with interior designers and stylists for some time.  The neutral colour palette of the blankets makes them an extremely versatile addition to a bedroom or sitting room.  They add elegance, texture, pattern, glamour and sparkle and can be used in a variety […]

Le Jardin Secret Marrakech

Le Jardin Secret

Marrakech’s Secret Garden Tucked away behind 30 foot walls on Rue Mouassine in the Medina is Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech’s Secret Garden.  It’s a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the medina and take refuge in the tranquil courtyard gardens of one of Marrakech’s largest and oldest riads. The Story Behind Le Jardin […]

Josef Frank Exhibition: Patterns Furniture Painting

josef frank exhibition

Josef Frank, architect, designer and artist (1885-1967) The Fashion and Textile museum in London is currently holding the first UK exhibition of the work of Josef Frank (1885 – 1967), who is considered to be one of Sweden’s most influential designers.  Bold, vibrant, botanical prints characterise the work of the architect, designer and artist and […]