Besides the beautiful scenery, people, and arts/crafts, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the Moroccan homes and buildings we saw. Colourful, patterned tiles are used everywhere, brass is dotted around, intricate woodwork is on display and archways are common. To give you an idea, here is the small hotel we stayed in in Fes. It was right in the medina (old town) and was absolutely full of charm.

Isn’t it cool? I think the lessons I’m really going to bring home from Morocco are to incorporate more colour (especially in the warmer tones), more texture and pattern, and more brass. I forgot to take a picture of the bathroom sinks, but they were mottled brass and absolutely gorgeous. [If you're going to Fes and need a place to stay, I fully recommend the Dar el Menia hotel.]

A few days ago I also came across designer Liza Bruce’s Moroccan home in Elle Decor. It is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. Check it out:

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Stunning, right? Again – lots of texture, lots of colour. I’d say it’s pretty high on my dream home list.

What do you think? Too colourful and all over the place, or are you totally digging it like me?