The Pieces We’re Buying from The Citizenry’s Morocco Collection
From leather ottomans to cactus silk pillows, there’s a lot to love.
Published Mar 17, 2017 5:00 AM
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When it comes to making your house a home, it’s the pieces with stories behind them that bring your space to life. This is the mission behind every item in The Citizenry’s latest collection. Known for bringing artisans from all over the world into modern homes, their latest journey took them to Morocco where they discovered tribal motifs, plant-based fibers, and a modern way to bring Moorish style to any space.
The styles echo the natural landscape and local traditions, yet they are reimagined in a way that’s fresh and new. Every piece in the The Citizenry‘s collection is handmade in Morocco by local artisans, and 10 percent of proceeds are given back to these artisan communities.
The lounge-worthy leather pieces in this collection were inspired by the laid-back lifestyle of the riad, a traditional Moroccan house. Each piece is handcrafted by a resident artisan using local leather and each one takes several days to complete.
We love the look of two ottomans at the foot of a bed or as a way to prop up feet in your living area. These cube-shaped leather pieces are a sleek and modern take on the traditional Moroccan pouf.
Why gather around the table when you can be seated on the floor? These plush leather floor pillows are ideal for replacing kitchen chairs at your next dinner party at home. Take a few entertaining cues from the Moroccan lifestyle by gathering your friends together and serving up some tea.
Not every bathroom towel looks this chic when it’s hung up to dry. Hand-woven from 100 percent Egyptian cotton, these towels are stronger, thirstier and more durable than a typical terry weave.
If your bathroom is in need of some serious style underfoot, this gorgeous bath rug adds sophistication right outside the shower. Each rug is hand-loomed by a weaving cooperative right outside of Marrakech.
High in the mountains of Morocco, Berber tribes have been known for their craftsmanship for thousands of years. In keeping true to their time-honored traditions, each pillow in this collection is handcrafted, featuring tribal designs that have been passed down for generations.
Not only do they look extra chic but the sabra silk, a lightweight, plant-based fiber, makes for an oh-so soft pillow you’ll actually want to curl up with.
Aziza Cactus Silk Pillow, Cream
There’s no need to nix pattern when you’re incorporating pillows in the same hues. Every size and pattern in the pillow collection are meant to bring together Moorish style without overwhelming your space.
Laya Cactus Silk Pillow, Lumbar
Used as carpets and bed coverings, the Beni Ourain rug is a staple of Moroccan culture. When a family moves into a home, the first step is to weave one of these thick, pile-knot rugs for each room. Talk about the perfect housewarming gift. Some pieces are just destined to be heirlooms. Each Beni Ourain rug is hand-knotted by six women at a weaving cooperative in the Atlas Mountains and takes about four weeks to complete.
Meticulously woven from soft silks, one rug can take weeks to complete. Can’t stand to step on it? Hang it on a wall instead.
From sophisticated leather ottomans to sabra silk pillows to hand-knotted Ourain rugs, the Citizenry has truly captured the feels of Modern Morocco. Don’t feel bad if you get carried away and can’t pick just one (we know your pain). You can feel better about your splurge knowing it helps out the talented Moroccan artisans who brought you these beauties.
See the whole collection here.