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 […]

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 […]

Seeking Africa: Design/Art Across A Continent Exhibition

Seeking Africa Exhibition

Seeking Africa: Design/Art Across A Continent   The Seeking Africa exhibition, at Themes and Variations on Westbourne Grove in London, is one of the first exhibitions in the UK to focus on the variety of contemporary design from Africa.  The exhibition has been cleverly curated to give a glimpse of what is happening in different […]

How To Create A Cosy Home This Christmas

merino wool blanket

[pin_board url=”https://uk.pinterest.com/maudints/cosy-christmas/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”500″ board_height=”3000″] Tips On Creating A Cosy Home I’m typing this post wrapped in one of our cosy waffle throws to block out the blast of cold air coming through ancient wooden French doors and cursing myself for not ordering replacement wooden doors and windows earlier in the year. As a […]

Monochrome Interior Inspiration

Vintage Moroccan throw

Monochrome Interiors And How To Create Them [pin_board url=”https://uk.pinterest.com/maudints/monochrome-interior-inspiration/” size=”custom” image_width=”900″ board_width=”900″ board_height=”1450″]   Scandi or monochrome interiors can be difficult to pull off as they can look stark, cold and clinical.  Two Scandinavian designers who nail this look are Danish fashion, interior designer and artist, Marlene Birger and Swedish stylist, make-up artist and founder […]

Maud’s Travels – Marrakech Part 1

Mint tea Marrakech

 Marrakech Part 1 – Day 1 The Souks Marrakech is one of my favourite cities. I am drawn to its souks bursting with crafts, the creativity of the artisans, the architecture, the fragrant tagines and sweet, sticky, pastries and its welcoming people.  It’s only a short flight from the UK so it’s the perfect destination […]

Riad Due Marrakech

painted chest riad due marrakech maud interiors

Riad Due a hip boutique hotel in the Marrakech Medina Riad Due is a boutique hotel tucked away in the Marrakech Medina.  It’s a typical Riad set around a courtyard with rooms facing inward but it has been elegantly restored and decorated by Italian owner Giovanna Cinel, who also owns Riad 72.  The Riad has […]

Places to stay: Hotel 47 Jobner Bagh Jaipur

A place to relax hotel 47 Jobner Bagh

Hotel 47 Jobner Bagh Hotel 47 Jobner Bagh was my home from home in Jaipur, India, for a week earlier this year. Described as a luxury guesthouse it’s a delightful, family run, boutique hotel with 11 bedrooms a restaurant and a spa. It’s one of the most welcoming places I have ever stayed and it […]

Bedroom Inspiration – Headboards

Bedroom inspiration: headboards

It’s that time of year when we retreat indoors and want to hibernate so what better time to make some changes to our interiors and create rooms we want to spend time in during the cold, dark, winter months. There are lots of simple things you can do to change the look and feel of […]

Five Ways To Create An Outdoor Space

It looks as if it is going to be a scorcher this weekend so today’s post is about how to create an outdoor space, somewhere you can sit, relax and enjoy the sunshine.  It’s easy to do and as you will see from the images below, it’s possible to convert even the smallest balcony into […]