Tuesday, September 4, 2012

personal projects: moroccan modern.

the great white buffalo of the design world (at least mine) is the moroccan interior. moroccan style is easily recognizable: beautifully layered, wonderfully detailed and extremely colorful. it's a style so specific that it's really best suited on moroccan soil. encountering clients who are interested in a full-on moroccan interior is rare, and (i find) most are either scared to commit or don't want to get into the construction involved to give an existing structure a mauretanian facelift. it's really a lot of work, y'all.

my clients had traveled extensively and wanted to infuse their residence with moroccan flavor, so for the first time in as long as i can remember, i got to flex my moroccan design muscles. the first major challenge was that their new home, purchased for it's fantastic location, had been a french country townhouse chateau in a former life. LE YEEPS, y'all--the 'before' pictures would blow.your.mind. the end result - massive renovations and all - is a fun, colorful retreat where morocco meets modern.


Raina Cox said...


When you told me about this project, I was thinking a lantern here, a Beni there.

Good Lord Almighty, woman!!

You knocked this one outta the damn park. I've never seen Moroccan done so well on American soil. BRAVO.

kristina said...

PHEW. that's super, super high praise coming from you, ms. cox, and thank you. muchas gracias also for the pre-post fat chewin', as i was extremely nervous about this one... not a lot out there to serve as a barometer.


Julie said...

Ah-mazing!As an average joe (ie. NOT an interior designer)I became obsessed with Moroccan elements a few years ago. Needless to say, my home ended looking like Target's Global Bazaar puked all over it.THIS is how it's done!