Moroccan design

Marrakech: and a tale of beautiful Moroccan Design in Architectural Digest

A little Moroccan beauty, a little Marrakesh serenity, a little Red City inspiration....Such a lovely way to start off the week, courtesy of Architectural Digest.  A private 18th century riad oasis deep in the city.....


Architectural Digest, former home of Chilean artist, Claudio Bravo.  Renovated by Ahmad Sardar-Afkhami.  Photography by Simon Upton

Marrakesh: and a tale of Moroccan decorating at Peacock Pavilions

Marrakesh: and a tale of Moroccan decorating at Peacock Pavilions

I named it the Atlas Pavilion because it has a beautiful view of the snowy Atlas Mountains at 6 months a year.  But I think the interiors are memorable, too. I decorated the main salon with it's 22+ foot pyramid dome roof and catwalk with lots of color, using carpetscushions and poufs with liberal abandon.  I carried each of the lanterns back from Egypt. 

Handiras: and a dreamy tale of glamorous Moroccan bedroom ideas

Handiras: and a dreamy tale of glamorous Moroccan bedroom ideas

In the winter, my bedroom is command central at Peacock Pavilions. You can see it here. 

I love to cozy into a beautiful bed with crisp sheets, my laptop, and endless cups of coffee.  And adding the ultimate layer of warmth and glamour is the Moroccan wedding blanket, or handira and a super chic Beni Ouarain carpet.

Marrakech: and a tale of Peacock Pavilions and nomadic chic

How would you define your style? Somebody asked me that question this week. I replied, nomadic chic or modern tribal.  

Here are a few snapshots around my place, Peacock Pavilions in Marrakesh.

A grouping of old African stools around a sculpture bought in Nepal.

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A collection of hands of Fatima custom-made by Caroline Douglas and her students for Peacock Pavilions.

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A Moroccan mosque sculpture in front of a vintage Moroccan photo.

Peacock Pavilions ethnic chic

A collection of Moroccan pottery, some with Arabic calligraphy.  Deer purchased in India.

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 A beaded goat bought in South Africa, in front of a set of antique Tibetan spice boxes.

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An old bracelet bought in Afghanistan, nestled in hand beaded African baskets.

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Gazelle horns bought in the Marrakech souks, along with a vintage tin of Egyptian cigarettes and an old Afghan bejeweled earring.

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Antique Santo from the Philippines hanging around with African masks.  Whale ribs to the fore.

Peacock Pavilions

PS Want some bohemian chic of your own?  Visit Red Thread Souk for one of a kind tribal textiles.  Or come to Peacock Pavilions B&B in Marrakech and shop, shop, shop for cool nomadic loot ...........  I'd love to meet you here:-)