By Meryanne Loum-Martin, Jean Cazals
Marrakesh – the epicentre of Moroccan interiors and garden design – has captivated generations of tastemakers, including Jasper Conran, Madison Cox, Bill Willis, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre BergÉ, and Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes. All have absorbed and transformed Marrakesh's exotic style into fresh expressions. From vibrant tiles to fabrics, Marrakesh design today is about a fascination with saturated colours, complex patterns, and romantic settings. It celebrates the handmade, the layered, and the bold. Beginning with Marrakesh as a unique cultural crossroad of architecture and design, renowned designer and luxury inn proprietor, Meryanne Loum-Martin provides us with entrÉe into the private residences of celebrated international designers, tastemakers, artists, and socialites. This beautifully photographed book showcases the extraordinary homes and gardens of many design savvy residents, such as Jasper Conran and Vanessa Branson, highlighting their most distinctive and innovative qualities, including the occasional stylish table setting. Throughout, Marrakesh Fusion focuses on key elements of Moroccan design – tiles, rugs, pottery, screens, fountains, woodwork, metalwork, wall treatments, and furnishings.
To demonstrate the powerful ramifications of today's Marrakesh style, Loum-Martin also discusses Marrakesh as a source of design inspiration for such leading interior designers as Madeline Weinrib and Charlotte Moss, showing their interior spaces that have been inspired by this city. This insider's look at some of the most exceptional houses and gardens in Marrakesh will conclude with a useful international source guide.