Location: Marrakech, Morocco
An adventure searching for the perfect derelict Riad, through the constuction itself, to the end result (insha'Allah!)

Monday, 7 May 2012


Anyone who has visited Marrakech will tell you that what really strikes you are its vibrant colours.  Morocco provides an antidote to the greys and neutral tones of western design.  Whether within the ancient Medina with its spice and textile souks (markets), or outside the city walls at the gardens of Yves Saint Laurent with its variety of bougainvillea, there is so much inspiration available at our finger tips.  The mixing of colours is one of the key components of Moroccan interior design, so its no easy task choosing what colours to incorporate into Riad Romm'an!

Renovating a house in Morocco is a liberating experience, different from anywhere else on earth. Even with a limited budget, if you have a dream or idea for something, there will be someone who can make it a reality. Just as any design can be crafted by the hands of a carpenter, in the hands of an expert any colour imaginable can be mixed from only a few small bags of special ingredients.

What colours for the tadelakt in the bathrooms?  Our magician kindly made up tadekakt colour panels on the roof terrace for us to choose what suited each room.

Taking inspiration from a door (below) at the fabulous Royal Mansour in Marrakech.

We tried the colour for ourselves on some of our windows.

We kinda like it!

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