Morocco celebrates Independence Day today, one of five independence celebrations throughout the year. In honour, here's a celebration of interior and architectural design from the country. The colours, textures and penchant for ornament never cease to provide inspiration for me. Moroccan art, design, crafts express a vibrance that's echoed in the country's warm and welcoming people – I definitely recommend visiting if ever you have the opportunity.
Above: the award-winning Amanjena resort.
Above: for a more traditional experience, P'tit Habibi, a riad in the Marrakech Medina.
Above: top – the exotic Majorelle Gardens, home to plants from 5 continents and to the Islamic Art Museum. Bottom – a variety of colours and textures inside an apothecary's shop.
Images: hotel photographs from the respective websites. All other photography by Lulu Kitololo