Thursday, November 10, 2011

Take Me There: Peacock Pavilions, Marrakesh

In an olive grove outside of Marrakesh, there sits a majestic "guest house" (more like a mini palace to me!), and in this boutique guest house you will discover grand domed salons, views of the Atlas Mountains lavishly decorated rooms with names like "The Moorish Muse" and "The Golden Gazelles", hand-stencilled staircases, antiques and vintage with their own stories to tell - yes, all these in this exotic, stylish and luxurious guest house!

The Peacock Pavilions has two houses - the Atlas Pavilion - with 2 bedrooms and its own "catwalk high in the air"; the Medina Pavilion - with 3 bedrooms and a kitchen "that will inspire you to reach culinary heights". Around the grounds, you'll find a 800 square feet pool, an outdoor cinema set in the olive grove (how lovely is that?!!) and a dining tent.

Owned by Maryam - an American freelance photographer, travel and lifestyle writer and author of the award-winning blog My Marrakesh, and her husband Chris - a Chicago born architect who has a passion for eco-friendly design and fascination for Moroccan architecture, it is no wonder the Peacock Pavilions boasts the perfect balance of detailed design, green-living, respect for the environment, tribute to the Moroccan lifestyle and culture, and still maintains the absolute atmosphere for a indulgent holiday getaway!

I love the attention of details in each of the beautifully curated rooms, from the Atlas Pavilion's salon with its 18 feet hight, pyramid-shaped domed ceiling with stunning lacy plasterwork, to the many hand-crafted furnishings and accessories found around the rooms, like the mouth-blown Egyptian lanterns and curtains made of antique saris. The amount of heart and passion put into the composition of the entire place is so obvious they shine through from each corner of the pavilions - it is impressive and heart-warming at the same time, and so inspiring too!

Take me there, please!!!

{All images from Peacock Pavilions | Found thanks to The Travel Files}

1 comment:

  1. Oh beautiful post! Looking forward to seeing Peacock pavilions myself in March! I am going to add a link to your post on my Moroccan Sketchbook Retreat facebook page!


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