Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Courtyard/Dining Room from Above


Painted doors, window grilles, cut plaster work..........








We often used to eat in the courtyard which was open to the sky. Our dining room furniture was all made locally. The table was inlaid with all sorts of little natural pieces of tile in basically pinks with little tinges of green.
Another picture of the courtyard with traditional tile and the chairs which were made down the road on derb Dabachi. 

18 comments:

Travel BD said...

After a long time. Anyway nice to see. Thanks

MandG said...

Lovely! Since spending time in traditional Moroccan houses I grew to so love the inner courtyard concept. If I ever get the opportunity to design a house here in the States, I'd love to incorporate it.

Ines said...

Elizabeth- that style is very simple- but the warm colors makes it to something special. Only one vase with roses fills that room with lots of love.
I can imagine, that it´s great to eat in a romm with no ceiling...
Wonderful pictures!
I hope, you feel good-
Love- Ines

Ola said...

This must be a house in which one can really relax

qinn said...

nice.
i do love this picture ! ^^

Ruth said...

It's SO beautiful and soul-satisfying, Elizabeth! Ornate, yet very simple. The dark wooden doors just fill me up. I love big doors.

Aventurer@ said...

I love traditional houses, thanks for the comments in my blog.
From Barcelona, Spain

Marja said...

What a lot of character elizabeth Just gorgeous. We enjoy on tv at the moment a serie of a NZ cook Peta Mathias who learned to cook dishes in Marakesh and showed a lot about the city and culture I enjoyed it a lot. Lots of love from NZ

Online RSA said...

Man I would love to have an open air dining room! I love the flecked tiles, it's a beautiful effect.

jeannette said...

I would love a courtyard!
I am surprized you still didn't run out of pics of Marakesh, or did you go back after you left?

Velva said...

A simple style with a lot of character. Lovely.

Barrie said...

How neat that your furniture was all made locally.

FMD. said...

C'est beau !!

pilgrimchick said...

That courtyard looks fascinating!

Lazarus Lupin said...

Very pretty and I can see how an outdoor breeze might be welcome.

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young-eclectic-encounters said...

You have such wonderful photos and memories. Please share some more.
Johnina :^A

Nisrine | Dinners and Dreams said...

Gorgeous photos and wonderful blog. Marrakesh is so pretty. Lucky you for living there!

Mutiara said...

lovely dining room. couldn't agree so much

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