I recently visited the country of Morocco in Northern Africa for the first time. My travel companions consisted of my husband and 8 other friends and family members. After a long and tedious flight, the country was worth the wait.
The population in Morocco is just under 32 million in an area 173,000 square miles (somewhat larger than the state of California). Casablanca, from Humphrey Bogart fame is the largest city in Morocco. I insisted on visiting the famous restaurant and building named Rick’s Café where Casablanca was actually filmed. It was a great start to an adventurous trip.
We traveled many miles over 13 days, sleeping in a different city every night. I have so many wonderful memories to share; the camel caravan, and visiting the Mosques, markets and gardens. Who thinks of gardens when you think of Morocco, where a great portion of the country consists of the Sahara desert? The desert is a sea of beautifully reddish beige sand with a multitude of shadows flowing over wind blown dunes and yet Morocco, at the same time, is a country of vivid color.
When in Marrakech, I was fascinated by the history of indigo blue and the intensity of the Moroccan blue walls of the Margerelle Gardens. Any hue of blue, light or bright is a favorite color in most western cultures. The color blue is derived from the indigo plant and was once a rare color that took on a multitude of symbolic connotations in religion as well as defining social class distinction. Even today Taroudant Morocco is one of those unique places where women still wear indigo dyed blue kaftans to illustrate their heritage when out in public. Indigo paste was also used as a natural sun block to protect oneself from the intense heat of the desert sun.
Inspired by this rich blue color so prevalent in Morocco, I designed a graphic blue & white floral wall design named Margerelle and used it in this casual seating area to create a modern classic decor. Another interior is generic propecia safe designer who enjoys decorating with blue and white is Barclay Butera.His style radiates traditional flair with a modern twist, which I love.
To remember my travels by I had blue and white tile tables made in Morocco, which I now enjoy on my deck, as they are a constant reminder of a great adventure and of a rich and colorful country.