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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My love for Morocco will not die


Just when I think my love for any and all things Moroccan may be waning, an abode magnificent in its Moorish splendor is published.  Such is the Tangier home of Yves Taralon, a creative director for Hermès, featured in the May issue of Town & Country.  Taralon has owned the seaside riad for two decades, and the city's saturated colors and bold geometric designs inspired his latest tabletop collection - Bleus d'Ailleurs (pictured below).  I'm almost tempted to type the word "swoon."  Almost.








Photography by Matthieu Salvaing.

21 comments:

nkp said...

This leaves me all hot and bothered.

And salivating.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Whoa...totally legit....j'adore ;P

Alcira

nerochronicles.com

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Raina:
I have to ask - What initially inspired your love for all things Moroccan?
I'm curious, because I remember reading, "Poor Little Rich Girl," the bio about Barbra Hutton, who was among the many enchanted by Tangier.
For me, the book captured it perfectly - a place so lovely, even a woman who could afford most anything, could not resist. Neither can I.

Raina Cox said...

alison - That, m'dear, is an excellent question and probably its own post topic.

For me, the allure of Moroccan decor is the rich crafted textures juxtaposed with the strict geometry of the architecture. And the eye-popping saturated color palette doesn't hurt either.

Molly Marler said...

can we say...needavaycay?! well suck me sideways. I wanna goooooo! These are gorgeous. The saturated color is stunning; the entire estate is so exotic & fresh. Love it.

Tara said...

Do not let this love die. I love Morocco and Morocco inspired images. So pretty...

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

for me (not that anyone asked) it's that so little decorating is actually needed. heavy texture and bold color are the only match for the shapely architecture and cold delicious tiles.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You had me at the huge paned picture window and then finished me off with the sea below.......

drollgirl said...

WAAAAH. i love it all. always and 4ever.

Raina Cox said...

Tara - I don't think Morocco will ever quit me. And hello to you and welcome to this deliciousness!

claire said...

I need to live here ... It's beautiful! x

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Just love it. You always have great finds.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I especially love the quote in the last photo.

There's something about Morocco that just is very relaxing and carefree - I can almost feel the gentle breeze on my face as I look at the photos.

Tonia said...

Let me type/say it for you **Swoon**

Chic Modern Vintage

east of hudson said...

Hey Raina - thanks for your comment on my blog. I agree, Morocco is magic. I love the tough but stylish succulents in these images too xo

5th and state said...

dare i add my opinion (like jenny, not asked).

these images are so divine and i love them too but these are so far and few between when you go to morocco.
massive poverty, as a woman i was not allowed to sit at an outdoor cafe, inside a medina is like stepping into a biblical movie set; the robes, spice dealers, hanging de-furred cats for lunch(?), getting lost and asking someone directions and having a knife(think indiana jones in ny) pulled to my throat. cruelty to animals.....

but i brought back great goods; rugs, pottery, textiles... loved it but would not repeat

raina do you like non-fiction, romance and scandal that ends happily ever after in morocco?
read 'a scandalous life' a biography of jane digby
set in 1800's. this girl had balls!

sorry too long......love your blog!
debra

Ceci said...

I'm with you sister! My love for Morocco has not died since I was 5! Even my best friend is Moroccan. I can't get enough architecture, design, tea, FOOD!! Love this post!

Raina Cox said...

5th and State - Excellent point. I experienced something similar living in NZ. Everyone thinks it's Frodo and mystic mountains, when the reality is grinding poverty, sky-high crime rates, and and a surly depressed population.

I've never been to Morocco, so the riad romantic fantasy is all I know.

My Interior Life said...

I want to go to there.

5th and state said...

raina

i have been called a 'ball buster' but a 'fantasy buster' is not cool.

hold your dreams

debra

carpenters in essex said...

You always have a great article; and those were nice find. I have always been in the sense of appreciating the interior design. I really like to be an interior designer. Yeah! They were really great.