During the planning stages of our home renovation I fell in love with all things Morocco.
The affair started with the desire to install patterned tiles on the floor of my bathroom and when I finally discovered the best spot to find these sorts of tiles, I fell hard for them… and everything else in this fab shop!
My Moroccan bathroom tiles are now installed and looking lovely and many of you have been really positive about my floor tiles that I thought I should share a bit more about the place where I finally found them…
After an event in town recently I decided to pop back to Moroccan Warehouse as there are still a few accessories and items that I need to make the space really work. I love the idea of continuing the Moroccan theme although I don’t want it to take over. Just a few hints and splashes here and there! Top of my list is a Moroccan mirror (or 4) and I’m on the hunt everywhere for just the right style to will work for my 3 bathrooms.
Unfortunately I didn’t find the one I want on this visit…. although there are some beautiful options…. I have quite a particular style in my mind so I’ll have to keep looking… or wait for the owner of Moroccan Warehouse to come back from her next buying trip!
Other stunning Moroccan themed accessories include stunning glass lanterns and hurricane lamps, authentic terracotta ceramics and tangines, multi-coloured leather pouffs, super soft linen towels and textured cushions and throws….
And don’t forget the gorgeous tiles!! These handmade tiles come in a huge assortment of patterns and colours and can be used in a repeated pattern (as I have done for my en-suite bathroom floor) or as a mix ‘n match like the one featured below (and as my kitchen splash back… that post is coming soon!) You can choose to stick to one colour palette such as classic black & white or the beautiful blue & white as per the first photo in this post. If you’re more into the eclectic look you can really go wild and embrace the fun of these unique tiles by choosing a mixture of all the colours and patterns that catch your eye!
Tiles start from R45 each for the monochrome options and R55 each for the ones with colour. Each tile is hand painted and authentically made in Morocco in the traditional way so the colours and patterns can differ slightly and they are by no means perfect – not the look to go for if you’re a perfectionist.
BUT they do tell a wonderful story and make a striking statement anywhere. Aside from bathrooms and kitchens I’ve also seen the most amazing little courtyards tiled with these beauties and it’s made me want to start a whole new tiling project 😉
So you can either jet off to visit Marrakech where you can stock up on your own Moroccan tiles or head down to Moroccan Warehouse in central Cape Town to add a dose of authentic Moroccan style to your home.
Cnr Buitenkant St & Commercial St
Tel: 021 461 8318
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 16:30
Images: Kathryn Rossiter