Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic sites. Brimming with inspiration, this guide introduces readers to the next generation of interior and landscape designers, architects, and stylists who are transforming and reinforcing the country’s reputation as a center of cultural and historic discovery.
Step inside the Villa Mabrouka, Yves Saint Laurent’s former home in Tangier, to see how the sylvan refuge has been preserved and transformed, and inside a 1950s Marrakech house to see how its new owners use tiles and local stone to playful effect. Learn how homeware companies such as Trame and LRNCE brilliantly reimagine traditional Moroccan ceramics and craftmanship. And visit parks such as Majorelle Garden, where a French painter created his greatest masterpiece out of plants and water. Combining modern technology with a deep respect for tradition, these locations and influencers incorporate natural materials such as earth, wood, and bamboo into buildings that are both simple and elegant, and into landscapes that honor a fragile ecosystem. Armchair travelers, environmental designers, and anyone looking for a colorful immersive experience will find much to discover in this celebration of a country at once rooted in tradition and eager to embrace innovation.
About the Author
Catherine Scotto is a journalist and stylist specializing in decoration. She has worked with Maison Française and Elle Décoration, where she was managing editor for several years.
Nicolas Mathéus is a photographer whose work has appeared in design magazines such as AD, Elle Décoration, Elle, Marie-Claire Maison, and Coté Sud.