Sofa so good
Los Angelesbased Martyn Lawrence Bullard, with the PRG Hospitality Group, has redesigned California’s Sands Hotel, a late-1950s building, adding Moroccan-inspired influences including desertrose pinks and keyhole arches. This arched seating is an idea that could work in an openplan kitchen-diner. martynlawrencebullard.com, prghospitalitygroup.com Monsoon, the fashion chain, has some really strong home accessories that will help add texture to a space. They include woodblock-print pillowcases (about ¤35) and accent cushions with gold and umber tassels and jacquard print (about ¤45). They’re available from the company’s website, so don’t forget to factor in delivery charges. uk.monsoon.co.uk How about some big-ticket furniture? A group of you could buy vouchers to pay for a designer sofa like this Casa Modernista, by Moroso (pictured in a raspberry worsted mix). The two-seater (160cm by 90cm by 76cm) costs from ¤5,190 to order from Minima Home in Dublin or via Chaplins in London. minimahome.com, chaplins.co.uk These vintage wool wall-hung plates from the Sahara region of Morocco, look great grouped on a wall. They are part of a selection available from UK-based Bohemia Design. They cost about ¤85 each, excluding delivery.