Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Moroccan Inspiration

One of the things I love the most about travel is the inspiration I get from my surroundings and the emotions it evokes. The details in architecture and design of the buildings in many of the places I have visited are always inspiring; the shapes, patterns, textures and colours. Although I have never been to Morocco, it is on my list of places I would like to experience someday soon!

A Ryad in Marrakech with its large scale rooms and patio's....

Beautiful textiles and colours....

wonderful detail of the hand made tiles....

{Images via lark-about}

32 comments:

Rebecca Ward Design said...

I completely relate! I love Moroccan architecture and design and hope to someday visit. I actually based a senior project in design school around a Moroccan theme. It was a restaurant I named Cafe Maroc.

Callie Grayson said...

love the new look!!

this place is peaceful and beautiful! I one day would love to travel to Morocco!

xx
callie

Vitania said...

Great Gallery. It's great to see Morroccan without all the typical reds and plums.. This white and green palette is refreshing!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Gorgeous--when are we leaving???

bazaarofserendipity said...

This is soo gorgeous! My bags are packed!


www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

red ticking said...

i have always wanted to go to morocco... and that kitchen is beyond words... have a wonderful week xx pam

Amanda said...

Would KILL for that flooring in the kitchen...it's gorgeous!!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Amanda
Well this post has taken me to heaven!!! I love everything moroccan and it's on my list too.. I'm thinking Spain, Portugal and Morocco.. missed these on my previous trips....

These images are drool worthy... they take the best of moroccan style but without being too in your face... The outdoor room with the cushions is incredible... I've never seen this colouring used in a moroccan setting. Beautiful... and of course the tiled stairway!!!

Have a great week and thanks for popping over... I've been a bit lazy on the blog front lately... must remedy that soon.. xx Julie

urban flea said...

i so wish i could take a trip to morocco, i seem to adore just about everything i see there. thanks so much for the lovely comment over at urban flea, it always makes my day! i hope you have a wonderful week my dear!

xo urban flea
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

hautehome said...

I share your love of Morocco! You have captured the beauty and "feeling" Morocco evokes. It is also on my short-list of to-do travel. Love it..

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous...I love this style!

Kelly Green said...

So full of amazing patterns! Need to ask you if would recommend any particular spots/or must sees for my visit to london! Any advice would be great! KG

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Heavenly pictures, Amanda! That color of the kitchen floor is awesome. The first picture makes me daydream of Summerrrrrr ......

Have a lovely day!

Saskia
xo

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Swoon!! The tiles on the wall in the staircase are the same pattern as the ones in my bathroom!

I'm just dying to go to Marrakech!

Renee Finberg said...

i could not begin to tell you what i liked best.

this is divine.
xsxxx

donna baker said...

I've never seen the color schemes you've shown. Much more to my likeing.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Amanda,
Aren't Ryad's the most wonderful places to stay. The atmosphere is wonderful and they are often fairly small and so friendly. I love the pictures of the ones you have shown. XXXX

Millie said...

Yes us too Amanda. It's high on our list of 'must go very soon' places. Your images are so luscious.
Millie ^_^

Kellie Collis said...

Those textiles are magic Amanda!! x

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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Heaven on a stick! Gorgeous inspiration!

AB HOME Interiors said...

I just love those tall wood doors, and that tile. Really puts the detail in something most people forget about.

Decor de Provence said...

I love that kitchen and those green cabinets, the green pops next to the dark tones... inspiring!
I love your blog, you have impeccable taste!

xo,
Desiree

pve design said...

I almost forgot that we have snow outside after looking at these images.
pve

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Amanda!
Love that house! I'll bet i'd even love the Morroccan food they whip up in that great kitchen!!!!!Nice Post!
Maryanne xo

La Maison Fou said...

I am beginning to be a fan of the sliding kitchen cabinet door.
Nice and the color is so fresh and befitting.
L.

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Absolutely lovely photos!
thanks for sharing!

Michelle

Eileen @ Passions-to-Pastry said...

Now that's a great kitchen!

Burlap Luxe said...

YES indeed I LOVE the KITCHEN..
Great blog will follow :)
Thanking you for more inspiration.

"Dore"

Nicole said...

so you know what ryad that is? Im going to Morocco in May!!
nicole.stansell@gmail.com

gailjrichardson said...

I love this kitchen. The pastel colors are beautiful. You really have some great pictures.

Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design said...

all great
esp love the color green kitchen cabinets