Vila E Ourika, Morocco

Oh look at that view, really amazing stunning! Immediately I feel the desire to build a house in the beautiful mountains of Morocco in the middle of nowhere. This house is a project of Studio Ko it’s one of there beautiful projects.

The vila was built in the mountains of Ourika about one small hour from Marrakech. It’s amazing the difference from the always crowded city Marrakech and the almost untouched nature from the Ourika valley and mountains. That’s the beauty of Morocco.

The different views from this house looks like a living painting. The vila was built as a contemporary Kasbah (Moroccan traditionnal fortified house). The contemporary designs seems to fit easily in to the overall environment. The use of natural materials such as the warm, red toned Ourika stone and shades of nature colors brings peace, serenity and harmony. Im in love with the bathroom. It’s just like you take a shower in the open air. How beautiful are the tadelakt sink and wall.

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Photography © Daniel Glasser | Philippe Garcia


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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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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