Moroccan decor: and a tale of Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech


Thought I might share a little of my own home-grown prettiness.
 Peacock Pavilions guest house in (where else?) Marrakesh.  Made with love from scratch.



Ceiling hand stenciled to spec by *amazing* Melanie Royals and the beloved Peacock Painters. Based on a Kyrgyz embroidery design. Vintage bedspread from Rajasthan India with added blue velvet border, vintage Moroccan rug from Taznakht. Medina Pavilion.

Great room in the Peacock Pavilions Atlas Pavilion. This has an amazing Cleopatra style pyramid roof that Architect Husband Chris and his crew wrestled to build (so worth it!).  It also has a super cool catwalk with hand embroidered low seating.  Hand drilled lanterns from Egypt, Moroccan poufs made from groovy vintage blankets, patchwork carpet bought in Istanbul, lacy sculpted enormous plaster fireplace filled with vintage glove molds (Hands are believed to fight off evil genies in Morocco, who love lurking in fireplaces).  Oil paintings by Moroccan and Iraqi artists.  Vintage decorative Moroccan metalware from Fez. Red molded plastic furniture from Morocco's hipster 1960s. Down filled couch.  Coffee table made from an old Moroccan window grill.





Beautiful staircase designed by Architect Chris, inspired by blowing grass.  Stairs stencils of Moroccan henna designs by the uber-talented Melanie Royals and executed by the wonderful Peacock Painters .
All images by former Peacock Pavilions intern Sarah Winward (We miss you, Sarah and husband Dave!).  See more pictures of Peacock Pavilions right here on Sarah's lovely blog.
PS Check out my new stock of Moroccan wedding blankets and Moroccan Beni Ourain carpets right here.  Dreamy.
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