an oasis in marrakech


Today I take you on a trip to Marrakech, Morocco. It is here where riad Dar Amane (meaning “House of serenity”) welcomes its visitors in a setting which reinterprets the colors and Moroccan traditions with elegant simplicity and a charming tranquility. The house was in ruins when it was discovered but it has been beautifully restored according to traditional architecture. At the ground floor, an Arab door opens onto the patio. The cushions, in a palette of warm colors, brighten up the velvet mattress that are simply laid on timber.

The walls of the bathroom are coated with tadelakt. The copper fittings are simple and refined. You can create a Moroccan vibe in your bathroom by using copper hammam bowls and towels.

On the roof terrace, under a white Berber tent, a bench and poufs invite you to relax.
Mattresses, clothes of a washable fabric, are resting on a straw mat and trays are used as traditional tables

Also the walls of the kitchen are covered with tadelakt, which is a waterproof lime plaster. Its traditional application includes being polished with a river stone and treated with a soft soap to acquire its final appearance and water resistance.

On the bedroom wall a collection of traditional hats traditional gives some colour local.

You can see some ideas for creating a ‘Moroccan atmosphere’ in your home in last year’s post Moroccan Inspiration.

(images from Marie Claire Maison)

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