Thursday, August 23, 2007

My Marrakesh decorating challenge

I have been shaken out of my mad summer work mode to take up the challenge posed by Maryam of My Marrakesh. The challenge is to come up with some fresh ideas for the new bathrooms being built in her guest house in Morocco...

Drawing my inspiration from these gorgeous tiles from Ceramiche Provenza (above), I would work from a palate of ivory, gold and brown. (Sorry Maryam, my minimalist leanings are coming through)


I would start by placing the Provenza tiles on all walls up to chair rail height and then paint the rest of the wall and ceiling in an off white. For sink back splashes, tub and shower surrounds I would use a gold mosaic tile (example left) and for the floor I would use a sepia coloured ceramic tile like the one above from Fired Earth.

The bathtub and sinks would have to be from the Spoon XL range from Agape, because they are my absolute favourites...


Sadly, I could not find any modern faucets that I liked with a brass finish, as everything out there seems to be chrome, so I have chosen the Axor Starck X collection by Hansgrohe and ask you to imagine that they come in brass.

I want to apologize to Maryam for my lack of ochre and indigo. I also have a strange obsession with white porcelain (no doubt from living through the 70's and witnessing lavender bathrooms) which may not be appropriate in a North African setting, but if you wanted more colourful bathroom furniture Durat make great pieces from recycled materials in a fabulous range of colours.




7 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Okay so that tile is CRAZY beautiful. And I would do something radical to own that tub. It is honestly the most beautiful tub in the world.

I do so wish that you would post some of your projects on your blog, Anya. You are so talented. Why are you depriving your blog fans?

-Suzie- said...

Hi Anya,
I love that post. It is so professional but simple at the same time.
I agree on the beautiful tiles and the hight, rest paint. And I love the dark floor tiles! I have at home a black/grey shist / shale (?) floor in the bathroom with a slightly rough surface (and beige natural travertine stone on the wall). It is the best thing to have a dark floor! It absorbs all hairs! So easy and beautiful.

-Suzie- said...

Oh Anya,
I forgot, I will link to you as I really like your taste and your posts!
Until soon
Suzie from PalazzoPizzo

Mélanie said...

I love the design in the 1st picture .
Mélanie

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Great bathroom design and all my favs. Maryam is getting some great designs for her bathrooms!

purple said...

Great design, I like this simple and stylish way!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Why doesn't she use the tiles being made by the Marrakech firm Popham Design? Go to http://www.pophamdesign.com ... amazing stuff ...