Moving house. I’ve just done it, and it’s apparently one of the most stressful things you can put yourself through, along with Divorce, a change in financial state and a child starting school. This is why I have more wrinkles in 2013 than in 2012 and should really stop making life changes right now.
Sidenote: that place up there isn’t my new house. Unfortunately.
It has been insanely stressful, not because I’ve had to pack up all my belongings and move them 7 miles down the road but mostly because I’ve had to do it ON MY OWN. When you move house with someone else you can at least delegate all the crappy jobs (oven cleaning, garage sorting) to them and get on with the fun bits (shopping) yourself.
Oh well, the crappy jobs are done, I’m treating myself to a hot stone massage next week to get over the experience, and I’m now on to the business of shopping. Yeehah!
I’ve always enjoyed the Moroccan decor aesthetic so when my friends from Moroccan Bazaar got in touch to ask if I fancied taking a look at their current range and make some selections for my new home I was more than happy to.
I love the intricate delicacies of furniture and accessories from Northern Africa: the carved mirrors, leather footstools, woven carpets and hand-painted tiles. There’s something so warm and comforting about the warm colours (and I write this wistfully in a vest, tshirt, jumper, jeans big socks and UGGS… brrr). If you put the heating on, lit some incense and closed your eyes you could almost be transported to the warm hubbub of a Moroccan souk. Here’s what I’m loving from Moroccan Bazaar at the moment:
London-based Moroccan Bazaar has been trading since 1970 and they use their active network of contacts throughout Morocco to bring the best quality of Moroccan furniture to the UK. They have a lovely space in Greenford chock full to the brim of North African delights which you can also see on their website. Or take a gander at the video below to see some of the outstanding craftsmanship that goes into their products:
This post was written in partnership with Moroccan Bazaar. For more information please see my disclosure.