At the time I couldn’t post about the interior of Maryam’s amazing home because it was soon to be photographed for Elle Decor. But the issue is out and so now I can! So drink in all this gorgeousness and believe me when I say that the photographs, beautiful as they are, still don’t do it justice.
This is just a small corner of the main sitting room, looking through to the dining room. The centre of the room has a large indoor fountain that is filled with roses. This is where we sat as Maryam revealed the secrets of Moroccan design and shared the provenence of her collections.
The terrace is where we had breakfast each day. A feast of fruit, yoghurt and homemade tarts and bread. A huge olive tree that was in situ before the house was built offers welcome shade.
Every single corner of the house is filled with treasures and objects of interest. Every story is incredible and awe inspiring.
“I like to dress the pieces (furniture) up with throws and belts and beads and sometimes a combination of everything,” she says. “I have a very fashiony approach to design.”
Isn’t this corridor striking? It looks out onto the pool.
And this is Maryam’s bedroom, which we didn’t actually get to see but looks exactly as I would have imagined it.
And if you do decide to visit Peacock Pavilions, which I cannot recommend highly enough, you may get to sleep in the guestroom above. If you don’t, worry not, every guest room is equally stunning.
You can read the full story of how Maryam and Chris created this beautiful retreat over on Elle Decor and if you are craving more tips on Moroccan design Maryam has a book out coming out called (Marrakesh by Design, published by Artisan Books, available mid-May).
Personally, I can’t wait to go back!