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Good, Better, Best: Moroccan Poufs

Morocco is home to some of the most beautiful hand-crafted items and colorful graphic textiles. One of these items that is a great choice for any interior is the Moroccan pouf, a round leather embroidered ottoman. It comes in a full range of color options, and in metallic or non-metallic leathers, and can be as ornate or as simple as you'd like. Poufs often come filled, or you can order them unfilled and then just buy polystyrene balls or cotton filling locally. They're also really versatile and can be used for seating, as a foot stool, as a small table, or just to look pretty! Just one pouf is a lovely touch for your living room or bedroom or you can go with multiples; "the more the merrier" definitely applies here. To see my picks for Good, Better, and Best,

Good: Authentic Morocco's multi-colored, gold-detailed poufs ($75), while beautifully hand-crafted, are a little too ornate for most homes. With the right décor, they could definitely be pulled off, but I don't think they're the best option for most homes. They also do not come filled. But, Vogue did feature them, so maybe I'm wrong...

Better: Tazi Designs has a large selection of poufs ($155-$185) in almost every color with very sophisticated embroidery, in some cases in a contrasting color. Their poufs come unfilled, but can be filled for an additional $30. Another plus: shipping is free!

Best: Mosaik Moroccan Interiors is my pick for best poufs ($249-$990) because of their great color choices, elegant embroidery, and their selection of over-sized table-like ottomans. They actually even sell an Oversized Leather Table that is embroidered with the look of poufs.

If these poufs aren't good enough for you, I've also spotted some great ones at John Derian, Calypso, Just Morocco, Momo Interiors, and Plantation.


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