Marrakesh by Design

Marrakesh by Design

Decorating With All the Colors, Patterns, and Magic of Morocco

Book - 2012
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Moroccan design, from the tiled floors to the colored walls, sculpted ceilings, embroidered fabrics, Berber tents, fountains, gardens, and more

In a world filled with beige interiors, Morocco is the perfect antidote: a refuge for addicts of saturated color, a haven for devotees of intricate pattern, a destination for admirers of striking architecture. For anyone who wants to add Morocco's spicy design mix into their own home, Maryam Montague, the personality behind the award-winning blogMy Marrakesh, explains how to do so with the building blocks of Moroccan design—from the colors, patterns, and textiles to the archways, fountains, gardens, and so much more. With illustrative text and gorgeous photographs, Maryam shows how Moroccan design comes to life in real villas and riads and in her own magnificent home and guesthouse. Eager DIYers will love the ideas presented in sidebars and in how-to projects that can be applied to homes anywhere. Filled with all the richness of Morocco,Marrakesh by Design will transport readers straight to the souks and salons of this exotic city while showing them the multitude of ways to live with the enticing elements of Moroccan design.

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This colorful volume on aesthetics and interior design examines the traditional styles of Morocco and provides inspiration and practical advice for creating spaces and atmospheres based on the unique and vivid visual and cultural palette of the region. The work covers architecture, color, patterns and physical features of Moroccan design, as well as cultural cues and traditional finishes for living areas, and provides information on sourcing Moroccan goods and finding further design advice. Full color gloss photographs are provided throughout the work. Montague runs a boutique hotel outside of Marrakesh. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Artisan, c2012
ISBN: 9781579654016
Branch Call Number: 747.0964 M76m
Characteristics: 250 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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Jan 03, 2013

Not what I expected. There wasn't a lot on how to incorporate moroccan design elements into your home, it's more like how to create a full moroccan home. But still an interesting book.


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