May Flowers

"I love the Moroccan Wedding Blankets, but WHERE would I put it?"  I hear this a lot so...

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Moroccan Wedding Blanket used as a rug

stunning !

Wedding Blanket used as a headboard

Wedding Blanket used as a headboard

wall hanging or bedspread?

wall hanging or bedspread?

where would you style the moroccan wedding blanket?

where would you style the moroccan wedding blanket?

Posted on May 9, 2014 .

night sky

well if this isn't the most magnificent specimen of a moroccan wedding blanket then i don't know what is.  yesterday i went to JFK airport to do one of my least favorite and most favorite tasks.   least favorite because it involves paperwork, inspection, US customs and literally the cutting of red tape.   most favorite because when you open your parcels and this is one of the things you pull out, well then i think it makes it all worth it, no?  

this gorgeous rock star handira measures a whopping 112" x 66" and if you managed to drape it across your ceiling, it could literally be the night sky. 

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coming soon to a street near you...

hivernage is launching a new venture... 

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this beautiful blue 1988 Kurbmaster (formerly an observation station) 

will be completely transformed into a unique shopping experience...stay tuned

will be completely transformed into a unique shopping experience...stay tuned

“just outside your comfort zone, lies adventure”
— unknown
Posted on January 23, 2014 .

hellooooooo, is anybody home?

its really embarrassing how long it's been since i've posted.  but i've been working on a new project that i'm super excited about.   i will be taking my "show on the road" so to speak.  what does that mean?  well i'm opening a mobile retail shop.  what does that mean?  well i bought a cute 1988 Kurbmaster and i will be fitting out the interior so customers can hop on board and shop.  does this mean the end of Hivernage?   well no actually.  i will still be bringing you the latest in gorgeous textiles from far flung lands.  in fact, i'm expecting a NEW SHIPMENT OF VINTAGE HANDIRA any day now.  as you know i only buy the best, cleanest, most perfect handira i can find…it's not easy given their current popularity and with any vintage piece the supply just naturally has to dwindle.   but i'm still discovering some real beauties, and they will appear on these pages and the online shop very very soon.

just one of the beauties arriving very soon!  

just one of the beauties arriving very soon!  

and please stay tuned for more info on my mobile adventure...


finally!

after selling dozens of moroccan wedding blankets to customers all over the world, and decorating and adding finishing touches to clients homes, i'm finally getting around to making my bedroom space my own.  i suppose it's a bit of the "shoemaker's wife goes barefoot", but in this case i'm the shoemaker!  well better late than never.  of course I haven't really committed ;)  what do you think of the space so far?   

 

beni ourain rug, moroccan wedding blanket (handira), handira bolster pillow

beni ourain rug, moroccan wedding blanket (handira), handira bolster pillow

sweets

Moroccan leather poufs are like sweets.  one is never enough.  you could always have another. but they differ from candy, because they will last a very long time...like say...forever.  yes they are constructed so durably by hand and filled with long lasting materials, they will hold up for many many years.  so grab some candy while you can, and sit with it for a while...

silver gold pink fuchsia  & purple were bestsellers at a recent sale 

silver gold pink fuchsia  & purple were bestsellers at a recent sale 

Posted on May 24, 2013 .

Hollywood in Morocco

Hollywood stars are discovering the hidden gems inside the delightful villages of Morocco, particularly in Marrakesh.  Sarah Jessica Parker visited there when her show, "Sex and the City" taped on location in the town.  She quickly became a fan as she perused through all the fabulous finds.  See photos below:

Gwyneth Paltrow, the stars love her for her elegance and simplicity, she found Morocco and also fell in love.  Look at the letter she posted for her fans:

I just took a very impromptu first trip to Marrakesh, Morocco where I fell in love with the place, it's magic. An absolute world away in almost every respect, there is something special in the air there. It is a place I will surely revisit. Through mutual friends, we befriended two very lovely (and handsome!) men who have made Marrakesh their home. They unmasked the city and along with our guide Laetitia, opened it's seemingly mysterious doors. Here, we've put together a list of the most in-the-know spots.

Love,
gp

To see her list visit goop.com

To see the beautiful treasures we have to offer that ship in the USA, Shop Hivernage today

Sarah Jessica Parker in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker walking in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker walking in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker filming in Morocco

Sarah Jessica Parker filming in Morocco

Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrating Thanksgiving in Morocco

Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrating Thanksgiving in Morocco

The Moroccan Wedding Blanket

One of Hivernage's biggest sellers is the ever popular Moroccan Wedding Blanket, also known as Handira.  I remember when I first saw one used in a guesthouse when I was visiting Morocco.  The way it sparkled caught my eye and it just made a simple bed so special.  

There are a few different ways to use this beautiful blanket.  Personally, I use a vintage one in my home draped over the sofa and sometimes I drape it over a huge olive jar.   I also have a black one on the guest bed in my home (Picture included), as well as black handira pillows on my living room sofa.

These beautiful treasures are crafted in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco by Berber woman, in honor of an upcoming marriage ceremony. They are hand constructed in a unique weaving of creamy wool, cotton and a pattern of shiny round sequins or paillettes that make each so beautiful, especially when they catch the light.  They can be used as wall hangings, floor coverings, bedspreads or throws.


To get one of your own, please visit the Hivernage Shop!

Black Moroccan Wedding Blanket on My Bed

Black Moroccan Wedding Blanket on My Bed

Laying Out on Multiple Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Laying Out on Multiple Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Laying on multiple beautiful white Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Laying on multiple beautiful white Moroccan Wedding Blankets

White Moroccan Wedding Blanket

White Moroccan Wedding Blanket

ready, set... launch!

we are getting ready to relaunch the new site and online store!  it's amazing how much work goes into each aspect of this whole internet thing... photography, copy, editing, linking, tagging, social media... it's pretty dizzying, especially if you have first hand knowledge of one of these...

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but in the end, a better user experience will benefit everyone.

And while all of this is going on, we are still sourcing amazing finds to bring to you.  We love shopping, packing, shipping, receiving and then unpacking.  It's still a thrill to cut open a box, even though you know exactly what's in it...you fall in love with it all over again.  

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so it won't be long before the reveal...

of treasures picked just for you!

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moroccan wedding blankets

moroccan wedding blankets

starry starry night

I have always loved beautiful fabrics and actually have many unworn pieces in my closet (still with tags on) that I've collected, simply for their sheer (sometimes) loveliness.

My collection of Moroccan wedding blankets falls into this category although there are so many uses for these beautiful Handira...   Moroccan cream-colored wool throws made by the Berber women in the High Atlas Mountains.  

Increasingly difficult to come by, the handira have sparkly sequins which catch the light and make festive rugs, wall coverings, a throw on a sofa or the end of a bed or, in the case of some...a full bedspread.   I have gorgeous black Handira that remind me of a starry night and would be lovely in a contemporary setting.  Maybe yours...?

I have many pieces for sale including vintage Handira, the more modern styles, as well as coordinating pillows and floor cushions...for information and pricing please contact me at info@hivernage-nyc.com

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favorite spaces

we all have them.  some are near, some are far.  some are just in our hearts.  mine happens to be in my kitchen. 

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Posted on February 29, 2012 .

the happy pouf

The Pouf:  This wonderful piece is known by many different names:  hassock, pouf, ottoman.  Here at Hivernage, we like to call it the HAPPY pouf...because that's how it makes us feel.  Put your feet on it.  Sit on it. Stare at it. They're like sweets.  Impossible to have just one.  Available in array of colors.

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Posted on January 30, 2012 .