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.....
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 carpets, cushions and poufs with liberal abandon. I carried each of the lanterns back from Egypt.
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.
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.
A Moroccan mosque sculpture in front of a vintage Moroccan photo.
A collection of Moroccan pottery, some with Arabic calligraphy. Deer purchased in India.
A beaded goat bought in South Africa, in front of a set of antique Tibetan spice boxes.
An old bracelet bought in Afghanistan, nestled in hand beaded African baskets.
Gazelle horns bought in the Marrakech souks, along with a vintage tin of Egyptian cigarettes and an old Afghan bejeweled earring.
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:-)