tribal chic

Morocco: and a tale of how to set a bohemian chic table

I love to throw a #tribalchic parties at Peacock Pavilions and Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons to add color and pattern.  I snip branches of bougainvillea from the garden and add them to the overhead lighting.

Roses from the garden are nestled into ceramic Moroccan tea glasses.  My own embroidered peacock feather napkins (coming to my souk soon!) add a stylish graphic touch.

The major splash of color and pattern comes from the table cloth.  Each of these long lengths of tribal fabric are one of a kind and hand dyed.  They can be used in so many ways - on beds, tables and for canopies!

I add a custom nameplate, candles and scatter bougainvillea on the table for yet another color layer.  

Let the party begin!

Free shipping on these gorgeous textiles until May 15!  $10 from every sale benefits Project Soar.  Maybe it's time for your own gypsy chic party?

Images by talented Natalie Opocensky

Marrakech: and a tale of Peacock Pavilions and nomadic chic

How would you define your style? Somebody asked me that question this week. I replied, nomadic chic or modern tribal.  

Here are a few snapshots around my place, Peacock Pavilions in Marrakesh.

A grouping of old African stools around a sculpture bought in Nepal.

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A collection of hands of Fatima custom-made by Caroline Douglas and her students for Peacock Pavilions.

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A Moroccan mosque sculpture in front of a vintage Moroccan photo.

Peacock Pavilions ethnic chic

A collection of Moroccan pottery, some with Arabic calligraphy.  Deer purchased in India.

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 A beaded goat bought in South Africa, in front of a set of antique Tibetan spice boxes.

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An old bracelet bought in Afghanistan, nestled in hand beaded African baskets.

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Gazelle horns bought in the Marrakech souks, along with a vintage tin of Egyptian cigarettes and an old Afghan bejeweled earring.

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Antique Santo from the Philippines hanging around with African masks.  Whale ribs to the fore.

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PS Want some bohemian chic of your own?  Visit Red Thread Souk for one of a kind tribal textiles.  Or come to Peacock Pavilions B&B in Marrakech and shop, shop, shop for cool nomadic loot ...........  I'd love to meet you here:-)