traditional turned upside down.
by victoria comment


lovely moroccan home, via lonny / sfgirlbybay

this one of those houses that allows your imagination to run wild. i envision sipping cold moroccan mint tea on these open terraces, and napping the day away under some giant palm fronds. can you picture that? this is the renovated marrakech riad of dutch designer anke van pluijm’s — a traditional palace with an interior garden. pretty rooms tiled in aquamarine open to the two-story courtyard framed in bold green wrought-iron balconies with bright blue walls create an unexpected tranquil atmosphere. paired with mid-century modern pieces this house takes traditional moroccan style and turns it a bit upside down. for the full tour, visit inside out magazine.

moroccan balconies, via lonny / sfgirlbybay

moroccan tiled home, via lonny / sfgirlbybay

tiles, via lonny / sfgirlbybay

moroccan riad, via lonny / sfgirlbybay

• photography by richard powers for inside out magazine.

7 responses to “traditional turned upside down.”

  1. Wow! This design is amazing! It’s the first I see a ceiling made of native bamboos or whatever it is called, and I am surprised that it looks really fantastic! It creates a peaceful and calm atmosphere when you add native materials to a concrete house.

  2. This house is truely amazing! It’s owned my friend Anke and her nextdoor riad Chambres d’Amis is also such a wonderful place in the middle of the Medina of Marrakech! It’s an oasis in the souk. I’m so happy to return in October for our 4th Cool Crochet Workshop.

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