When I dream — I dream of Marrakesh. Maybe it's the result of watching The Man Who Knew Too Much (too much) or drooling over Yves Saint-Laurent's garden in magazines, but either way, I imagine the delight of transporting myself to the magic of Morocco.
In this respect, Maryam and her architect husband are my heroes. They packed up their Chicago roots, moved to Marrakesh, and built a gorgeous, green boutique hotel. Nestled just outside the exotic hustle and bustle of the medina, Peacock Pavilions sits among our beautiful feathered friends in an 8½ acre olive grove. A luxurious oasis of style and calm, the hotel design is a captivating marriage of Moroccan and modern details. Moroccan wedding blankets? Hand-painted stairs? Delightfully graphic ceilings? For me, this is what dreams are made of…
Maryam, in addition to being an active Apartment Therapy community member in the past, has been featured on Apartment Therapy before! She was an entrant into our second Color Contest: Maryam's Foreign Rental and as a source for Moroccan wedding blankets, delightfully painted concrete floors and vintage Moroccan kilims.
For more images and information on a first-hand trip to Peacock Pavilions, visit decor8 | Highlights from Marrakesh. Also, check out Maryam's award-winning blog, My Marrakesh for a lovely and personal perspective on living in this exotic city.
Images: Holly Becker/decor8