Sunday, March 6, 2011

Casablanca and the mystical Moroccan influence

Imagine the blend of African, Berber, and Islamic culture. Cold colourful tiles underfoot and plush cushions in richly textured fabrics lie on cedar moucharabi furniture. Pierced metal, coloured glass and brass lamps hanging overhead. Seating, tables, and accessories are shaped in hexagonal, octagonal and arched forms and patterns.

Terrace fountain

Soothing turquoise of these tiles
John Paul and Talitha Getty in Morocco
 I was always fascinated by John Paul and Talitha Getty.  They lived the absolute hippy lifestyle of the rich in Morocco entertaining the jet set and indulging in everything that the 70s had to offer - sex, drugs and rock & roll.  Sadly, Talitha died of a heroin overdose. However I thought she never looked as stunning in this Lichfield photograph taken on the rooftop of their home in Casablanca.

Beautiful tilework around the pool!

Blue on blue....very soulful

Modern twist on the Moroccan theme

1 comment:

  1. Moroccan decor is so in at the moment I have sold a few pieces lately ,ligting and furniture you seem to be spot on with this post. All the best Beverley



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