Le Riad Berbere, Sober & stylish…

I have a special love for Moroccan riads. Especially the ones with influences from East and West. …And then I saw this gorgeous riad. Le Riad Berbere has it all. Beautiful authentic details with Scandinavian influences. A lot of whites, greys and neutrals, with some touches of warm Moroccan red. It’s such a serene place. Nothing is too much. Sober and stylish decorated. This kind of places are really a true inspiration for me.

The extra special feature of this riad is the beautiful garden. Imagine that this would be your own garden. A Magnificent patio with banana trees, tangerines trees and olive trees. You can not believe that this riad is in the middle of the old medina of Marrakech. If you’ve ever been in Marrakech then you know that it’s always very busy there. Then suddenly, when you enter the riad, you find yourself in an oasis of tranquility.

This riad was built in the 17th century. It has been authentically renovated by the Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux.

It’s truly an oasis in the heart of the medina.

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Riad Tarabel, lovely greys and madarin trees

I would definitely want to stay in this beautiful riad one time. How lovely styled and serene. It is situated in the heart of the old medina in Marrakech, close to the famous square Jmaa el Fna.  Riad Tarabel is a haven of tranquillity where grand colonialism meets traditional Morocco. The riad has a beautiful courtyard with mandarin trees. Beautiful grays are used for the doors and windows. Elegant restful white in the bedrooms. Not the traditional Moroccan lanterns are used but these lanterns are just perfect in the atmosphere of riad Tarabel. Perfect little details, lovely whites, grays and beautiful details of traditional architecture.

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Villa Maroc Essaouira a little place under the sun.

I have never been at this charming hotel Villa Maroc in Essaouira. But I think it’s a really charming little hotel. The interior in mixed styles French and Moroccan, simple but elegant. They have also a ”oriental spa”, that sounds really good to me…

Essaouira is a lovely cute place and really worth visiting when you are in Morocco. You can have a walk along the beautiful beach. Also it’s really nice shopping there and you can eat delicious food. For sports enthusiasts, Essaouira is one of the places to be to surf. For now see how simple and gorgious a Moroccan style lounge can be. I really love it.

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ESSAOUIRA MOROCCO PIXSELL THIERRY MATTHYS

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Images: Villa Maroc

Black and white

Over a year later I decided to start blogging again. Unfortunately my blog domain ”Lifestyle from amsterdam to Marrakech” is traded because I had let it go too long. Therefore time for a new fresh start. A totally new name and new look.  I have a passion for Moroccan design and craftmanship with a Scandanavian twist. I hope to inspire you with my new posts and secretly I will occasionally republish an old blog.

I love the contemporary style riads in Morocco. In whites and blacks. Riad First exudes a stylishly contemporary atmosphere, incorporating some traditional Moroccan architectural elements. In every room of the Riad you will find all the treasures of Moroccan craftsmanship. I love the tadelakt bathrooms. And look at the courtyard. Love it. So pretty.

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