Modern and rustic, homey and traditional, verging on bizarre, this Moroccan country house takes family life seriously, seemingly without succumbing to the unsightly restrictions of the childproofing trend. Not much to look at from the outside, the place comes alive indoors, with colorful lamps and fanciful furniture pieces giving it a playful air – though, we concede, the interior design work must have been anything but child’s play. It takes geometrical patterns to a whole other level, where irregular shapes dovetail and clash on anything from carpets to lamp shades – but you’ll also find ethnically-consistent statuettes prevailing, alongside less-than-common art, specifically an animal skull on a shelf and a pair of horns mounted on a wall!
With spindly wire clothes racks and differently-shaped shelves – affixed on walls or simply carved into them – this country house looks definitely like a home, custom-made for hipsters and their offspring. Chockfull of decorative items and furniture in fitting with the ambient ornamentalism of the place, this two-floor pad ultimately looks like IKEA-meets-idea, and that idea is to stand out. When you stumble on such an odd little splice between ready-made and handmade, you’d expect it to be overwhelming, but this isn’t as chaotic as all that sounds. Thanks to an effective use of space and a well-kept balance, not least of all as far as the materials used throughout, the house makes the quirkiness work.