AphroChic Exclusive: A Preview of Elle Decor’s International Issue

Elle Decor April 2012 Cover

I am so thrilled to share you with you some exclusive images from ELLE DECOR‘s upcoming international issue.  It is my absolute favorite issue of the magazine, covering amazing interiors from around the globe.  And this year it’s packed with interiors from Paris, London, Madrid and Morocco.  I am excited to share a sneak peek from the issue, images from the home of one of my favorite bloggers, Maryam Montague of My Marrakesh.

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Her modern-day riad, designed by her husband and architect, Chris Redecke, is absolutely stunning.  Filled with treasures from her travels to India, Tibet, and throughout Africa, Maryam and her husband Chris have created a home like no other.  Filled with modern classics like Frank Gehry’s Wiggle Chair, and ethnic accessories including Indian mirrors, Moroccan rugs and Malian blankets, it is no wonder that Maryam has dubbed her unique style, “modern ethnic”.


It is also no wonder why ELLE DECOR included this stunning home in their international issue.  Through each photo we are transported into another world, walking through tall archways, and into amazing tiled courtyards.


Local craftsmanship can be seen throughout the home.  The bamboo light fixtures in the outdoor courtyard were made by a local artisan.


The coffee tables in this sitting room are upcycled Moroccan road signs.


And the work of international artisans is also a part of this 4,500 square foot home.  Even I can’t forget Maryam’s post on her blog about the beautiful wall murals she had designed for Peacock Pavilions, like the golden one in this bedroom.

ELLE DECOR‘s international issue hits stands, Tuesday, March 13th.  With homes like Maryam’s, this issue is sure to be a collector’s item.

{Photography by Simon Upton; Photos Courtesy of ELLE DECOR}

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