Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
If you’re a fan of global design, you’re probably familiar with My Marrakesh, the blog about Moroccan living by designer, hotelier and humanitarian Maryam Montague. She’s become quite the phenomenon over the last few years. Not only the writer of a drool worthy design blog set in North Africa, she’s the author of the recently published “Marrakesh by Design” – a guide to fabulous Moroccan design.
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Oh, and there was the article in Elle Decor… So when my husband and I decided to travel to Morocco for our 10 year wedding anniversary, a stay at Peacock Pavilions was a must.

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Designed by Montague and her architect husband Chris Redecke, Peacock Pavilions consists of a main house and two stand alone villas. We stayed for 3 nights and were lucky to have the Atlas Villa all to ourselves.
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions is filled to the brim with Montague’s objets trouvés. Everywhere you look there are tassels, sequins, pottery, embroidery, feathers, carved wood, intricate tile work, and elaborate stencil designs. It is a veritable trove of Aladdin’s treasures. I was lucky enough to peak behind the doors, camera in hand
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
and…
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Below is the gorgeous Golden Gazelles room we stayed in. J’adore the French poster and the luxurious stenciling behind the bed (based on a screen Maryam saw in a Christie’s catalog). Moroccan embroidered pillows and a vintage Kantha blanket make the bed pop while the African mud cloth fabric on the wood chairs are a nice contemporary accent. By keeping with the black and gold color theme, the different cultures and styles blend beautifully.

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

This is the view from the bed. What a marvelous fireplace! I could imagine cuddling up in this bed on a cold winter night. So romantic.

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

This is the view from the rooftop patio above our bedroom. Throughout the day you can hear the call to prayer from the local mosque. Olive orchards surround the property and we enjoyed the delicious olive oil they produce from the trees each year.

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Here are some pictures from the main building. You enter Peacock Pavilions through these amazing rooms. I could spend hours looking at all the lovely and eclectic pieces (Egyptian driving glasses and Coptic crosses) in this collection.

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
Maryam sells her treasures through the websiteRed Thread Souk. Here are some of the gorgeous Moroccan rugs on offer…

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
If I had room in my suitcase I would have snapped a couple up. Morocco is frustrating in that way – too many beautiful pieces and not enough weight allowance in your luggage. But Maryam does ship internationally, so I may still buy one yet…
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
And here are more lovely room shots…
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Drooling yet? Peacock Pavilions is all about the details. Inlaid antique door furniture, old Moroccan posters and French newspapers, jewelry hung as art…
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
How about this tasseled saddle, old djellaba cape or hanging tasseled hoods? Have you noticed there are a lot of tassels at Peacock Pavilions?
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis
Don’t you love the beautiful stenciled stairs and tile work on the floors of this kitchen?

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

The color and pattern mix at Peacock Pavilions is never overdone or too matchy-matchy which makes the decor feel fresh and not theatrical. The combined effect is totally inspiring. I came home and immediately started re-organizing my own travel collections. Isn’t that what travel does? Open your eyes to new possibilities?
Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

Peacock Pavilions: Marrakesh Global Design Oasis

We hope you enjoyed our virtual Moroccan postcard and are inspired to new heights in global design chic. And if you get a chance, you really should visit…

Go to www.peacockpavilions.com

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