moroccan retreat

You know whats funny?  I was cleaning out my drafts folder and found this rough draft of a post I was going to do back in 2012, but never finished!   I still think it is very much postworthy and relevant, so I will share it with you over 2 years later!

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I have this immense fascination with Morocco, so of course when I saw this delightful residence in the May issue of Lonny, I was ecstatic.  Welcome to the Moroccan abode of author and activist, Maryam Montague.   (You may be familiar with her book Marrakesh by Design.)  Keep scrolling for some major eye candy!

moroccan stair details

This home is the ultimate balance of old and new.  It is Moroccan-modern perfection.  You know what helps?  Having an architect husband.  Together Maryam and her husband Chris were able to create their dream family home in the perfect central location for work and play.

 moroccan stairs

Moroccan dining room - Lonny, May 2012  moroccan living room

I’m loving the mix of modern and vintage Moroccan design elements.  Such a vivid collection from a well traveled family and a  sweet reflection of the city she has grown to love.

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Living Area in a Moroccan home - Lonny Mag (May 2012)

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Totally crushing all of the vintage light fixtures!!

moroccan bedroom - May 2012 Lonny Mag

moroccan bedroom

And this headboard is genius!

morrocan bedroom details

Can you even imagine how fabulous the parties would be on this patio??

moroccan home outdoor

moroccan home exterior

Hey, it may be from 2012 but you could have told me it was in print yesterday and I would have believed it.  The moral of this story: Great design is timeless, remember that friends. And also do not wait until tomorrow (or 2 years from tomorrow) to do what could be done today!

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(Photo Credit: Lonny Mag, all images link back to their source)

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5 comments

  1. Love this!..Hope you are well……..k

    Kim Ederer Eden Design Group INC 405 Eden Drive Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 850.598.6101 w ww.edendesigngroup.com

  2. This looks really beautiful. In fact, it never occurred to me to have a print under each stair of the staircase and I absolutely dig that! I myself am a huge fan of Nordic Interior Design, but I was nicely surprised by how many common things it has with the Moroccan style, even though they are literally in the other parts of the world. They both balance old and new looks, a feature that I love very much, they bridge classic and modern, and they both look very warm and cozy, and use rustic pieces. But i guess Moroccan style is hardly as simplistic. Look stunning though.

    1. You’re so right!! The mix of old and new is what I appreciate most about both styles. So great to combine such different elements to make the perfect design. Thanks for reading my post and stopping by to give your thoughts 🙂

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