Who isn’t in love with Moroccan decor – the amazing colors and designs that enliven any room? Well, Justina Blakeney certainly is. So much so, she decked out an entire AirBnB popup home in Los Angeles with decor from our favorite North African destination.
Commissioned by Emily Henderson for AirBnb, Blakeney had just three weeks to come up with a design for this adorable little popup home.
Located in the downtown L.A. Arts District, the design was conceived with actress Lake Bell in mind, according to the designer, and paid dutiful homage to its prestigious Arts District location.
“It was crazy, and crazy fun, writes Blakeney.”
In addition to being a tiny home, the smallest she has ever designed, the designer evoked the sights and sounds of distant Morocco with a vintage Berber rug and Moroccan platform beds, along with a faceted Hal side table and traditional lamps.
By incorporating a few pieces from other countries, in addition to a palm tree that is native to Morocco, the project becomes something of a cultural hub in the heart of this creative district – a perfect blend for AirBnB.
An international phenomenon that permits travelers to get their feet wet in homes outside of their own countries without paying exorbitant hotel fees, AirBnB had some trouble of late in New York.
Renting out a room technically violates the illegal hotel law in New York City, and Nigel Warren was recently threatened with a $2,400 fine for renting out his room to a Russian woman for three nights. But in a recent victory for AirBnB enthusiasts everywhere, the Environmental Control Board did not fine Warren after all.
In the Middle East, AirBnB rooms are available from Egypt to Turkey; it’s even possible to rent out a cave room in Israel. But if food is more your game than exquisite design, then you might want to check out Eatwith – the AirBnB for foodies.