Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whimsical Eye-Candy

One of my favorite inspirational blogs is My Marrakesh. Maryam and her family moved to Morocco to build and open their own boutique hotel called Peacock Pavilions. She has a wonderful way of weaving thoughtful words and magical images together and inviting readers into her life. For one of the boutique hotel rooms, painters from Modello Designs created this fanciful wall mural:



I have always been part-unicorn so I love this type of aesthetic. I can't wait to see how the room will look when it's completely finished.


Love that they included a Barack Obama quote.

So creative, and just a perfect complement to a child's imagination. I think everyone could use an inspirational spot in their home.

Maryam's son is at the age where innocence can be harder to hang onto, and the cruelties of other children and life come into play. She wrote:

If only she could provide some protection against the hardening of his nine-year old heart.

Perhaps if he slept among the wise words, among the magic numbers, among the street signs, it would penetrate some how and leave an indelible imprint just below the surface……… for times when he felt lost in the maze of his little boy life…..

Click on the link above the floor design to see more of her blog.






11 jewels of thought:

mrs. mary mack said...

I love that floor! I think I might incorporate something like that into one of our rooms!

Get Togetha said...

LOL @ being part Unicorn...living in Morocco just sounds sexy...

vesperinlimbo said...

OMG, that wall paper actually gave me shivers! Friggin gorgeous!!!!

And congrats at being the Natural Belle on that hair blog! Gorgeous!

I'm doing a bit better with my natural waves...still learning how to tame them without giving in to the straightening iron...

ChocolateOrchid said...

Awesome wall and floor. I'm lovin' her reasoning behind the words being on his floor. That's a beautiful thought.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Eeek! How very fun to see this posted here! Thank you so much:) And I really appreciate your kind words about my blog!

Bella said...

wow that is all so beautiful. gorgeous!

Gem said...

MMM: I know, I would love to do something like that in my future home.

GT: I know, it is on my ULTIMATE destination list.

Vesper: Thank you! I want to see a picture of the waves!

CO: I know! So inspirational and comforting.

Maryam: Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my blog! You are wonderful.

Bella: Thank you for visiting; I love your blog(s)! :-)

Desiree said...

How beautiful! I'd love to do something as exciting and exotic as live in Morocco!

Alicia/InstantVintage said...

I love the floor work...and did you say you were part unicorn?

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LOL

Gem said...

Desiree: So would I!

Alicia: Why, yes. Yes I did. LOL

marlo said...

I love the textiles and magic of Merrakesh. Definitely on my list. Thanks for posting her info!

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