Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mimi on the Landing





It's difficult to try to explain the house to anyone not familiar to Morocco. Unlike most houses in Europe and the US, there are few, if any, exterior windows --everything opens on to a courtyard.
This is Mimi on the landing outside our bedroom by the fragrant jasmine bush.



This is outside Robert's studio looking down into the courtyard.



Pomegranates on the roof. The colors of the fruits are lovely against the traditional tiles.




This is the little 'salon,' or sitting room, downstairs. The chair was made by a man on Derb Dabachi, the cushion covers up by the Mellah market. The rug is very old and from the Middle Atlas. It is hard to find black and white rugs --most often the rugs are much more brightly colored.
The tiles are new since the old ones were quite worn out.
The room is looking pretty neat, so Ghizlain must have tidied it up. There are no windows at all.

34 comments:

Travel for Less said...

Trust me utilizing the rooftop for growing vegetables and flowers in the tub is what I suggest for those who don't have enough space to grow vegetables and fruits. I wrote this in my blog. Thanks. I hope your pictures will motivate many to grow the way Morrocan did.

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Ola said...

cute cat! I love the interiors

√ Abraham said...

It looks like a pleasant place to live.

dielda dana DINU said...

Nice, nice blog.

Francesco said...

Cool

Erin said...

Browsing your blog has left me nostalgic for Morocco...and the bustling medina of Marrakesh.

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Allie said...

These photos are so amazing! I am in love with the idea of growing pomegranates in a pot on the roof. Not possible here. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!
looks so inviting!

Danniel Mizzo said...

Very nice blog, pretty photos and cute cat =^_^=

I really like the "everything opens on to a courtyard" layout.

Cheers from Brazil =]

Aussie Girl @(*O*)@ said...

wow brings back memories when I was there and married a Berber guy love to go back some day. Oh then i can wear my Jellaba's lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you

catherine said...

The furnishings are excellent

Herbaholic said...

My dream had always been to visit Morroco..your blog makes it feel a bit more relaistic...thanks!

nil said...

cute cat))

Laraine Eddington said...

It sounds like we grow the same things here in the Arizona desert! Lovely blog.

Julia Writer said...

I love the fragrance of jasmine. I have three large plants and in a couple of months here they will bloom profusely. Love your photos!

Broken Changes said...

Just breathtakingly beautiful.

R.B. said...

I love the cat! lol.

Nice pics too!

-Ryan

mvq said...

hi very interesting article thank you

Him said...

stumbled on toyour blog. beauriful pics. nice cat, plants .. you have a great eye.

Ana said...

Hello,
I live in Portugal but I love Morocco.
I love the decor, the colors and all its surroundings.

I was very happy to have found your blog and I will follow with attention and pleasure.

Congratulations.

Ana

Barrie said...

It's hard to imagine a room with no windows because it's so different from our houses over here in North America. I loved the pomegranate picture.

Velva said...

I love visiting your blog. I love reliving the experience of livng in Marrakesh. Thanks for sharing.

bloowriter said...

I love the pictures of your home. Very inspireing.

Orlando Airport said...

great pictures

SHAYA said...

Wow that looks like paradise....

bridge said...

amazing!

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Hollie said...

Elizabeth,this is most beautiful. I love the tiles and rug. Your photos show your love for there.

hmamohjam said...

Oh,Yes!
I forgot, I shall be following your blog. Morrocco is one of my favorite places besides Jeddah.

Katharine said...

My sister, Pat, put me onto your blog. Morocco is one of the most photogenic places I've ever seen, never a bad hair day for the country. I was visiting a few months ago. Here is the answer for the Majorelle blue, named after Jacques Majorelle.
http://patandkathie.blogspot.com/2009/06/jewel-of-marrakesh-majorelle-garden.html

hmamohjam said...

The cobalt blue villa is absolutely beautiful. I love this blue. I will visit one day soon.

sudeshna roy said...

i like the pomegranates on the roof which enhance the beauty of the tiles .

Shu Kit Chan said...

great stuff here.