For example, the above is kind of a sculptural chair. Or maybe just a sculpture. It certainly looks like jelly fish tentacles no matter how you slice it.
Before I hit the top ten things I learned about decorating from Marrakesh, let me preface this by saying, in all seriousness, Marrakesh is a complex of 365 charming Hollywood Regency style condos in Palm Desert, California. Marrakesh sits on 155 beautiful landscaped acres that includes 14 pools, cabanas and spas as well as a golf course designed, in the early 1970s, by renowned course designer, Ted Robinson. The developer was Johnny Dawson, the designer was John Elign Woolf and the architect was Richard Harrison.
|From Marrakesh Designer Showcase FB Page.|
I already shared the perfectly charming Marrakesh time capsule, which was house one in a six house tour. The Marrakesh Designer Showcase toured us through five more homes (all for sale), beautifully decorated by a competitively selected design team. The showcase featured designers Carly Blalock, Jacques Boujaklian, Penny Chin, Linda M. Gardner, AtmaWiseman, Sean Gaston, Faye Jones, Christine Prescott, Eve Remer, and Morraika Simonds. I apologize in advance that I don't give credit to the appropriate designer with the appropriate picture. Honestly, all the homes were fabulous.
#10 When staging a home for a designer showcase, use oranges for that perfect "pop" of color.
# 9 Entry gates can be used creatively to reflect original design ideas of the homeowner.
#8 Always feature attractive arrangements of cool items on open shelving units, and and please do not over-load with clutter.
#7 Sticks are not just for campfires anymore.
#6 Sculpture can be so very, sculptural.
#5 Why have an ordinary light when you can have an extraordinary lighting fixture?
#4 Grey is a super cool color to decorate with. Right. Now.
#3 No need to waste our precious natural timberland on kitchen cabinets when man-made surfaces do the job so cleanly and economically.
#2 Mirrors can NEVER be used too much.
|Peek-a-boo. This really should be in the sculpture section.|
#1 When the out of doors is as pretty as it is at Marrakesh, how about just going outdoors (rather than bringing the outdoors in)?
Ah Marrakesh. How we love you.
As of the publication date, there are about thirty properties available at Marrakesh ranging from $180,000 to $700,000. The median price is about $350,000. Who knew life on a vintage, perfectly maintained golf course resort could be so affordable? Please do keep in mind, I hail from Southern California, the home of the $500,000 fix-me-up shacks.
Note: If you are a Marrakesh Designer Showcase designer and want picture credit appropriately, please leave information in comments and I will edit accordingly (nice job, by the way).
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