We started on this project before Moroccan was a trend. Over the years of working on it, amidst many cycles of emotions, budgetary delays, different contractor issues, and questions unanswered, we persisted and brought the project to completion. I am so grateful for this client, who has become a friend, and to all of our clients who are as much a part of the design inspiration and creative vision as we are. This is my life and why I do what I do, to see people happy and love their spaces and to create beauty.
The original carpet was replaced with reclaimed barn wood, installed in varying board-widths at an angle, and stained with a dark eco-friendly stain. The fireplace was originally at an angle in the corner of the room. We straightened it out and completely re-faced it. The bed was custom designed and installed in the center of the room, and the canopy is covered in Moroccan-style fabric. All of the trim, doors, and woodwork was imported from Morocco. Also from Morocco are the light fixtures, bone-inlay mirror, and octagonal side tables. The ceiling and wall border detail was hand-stenciled in paint. Picasso and Dali lithographs hang on the walls flanking the custom armoire. The custom-designed bench seating surrounding the bed has lots of storage, and one of the drawers houses a refrigerator. The bedding is block-printed in India. The Buddha statue is the client’s own.
We planned out the ombre tile pattern tile-by-tile to create a fading effect from dark to light color. The flooring is marble tile, and the grout is infused with fiber-optic wires, creating a starry effect at night. The original fully-built-in bathtub was completely removed and replaced with a freestanding vessel tub. The window and door trim, and the light fixtures were imported from Morocco. The bowls on the wall were from the client’s original trip to Morocco—the trip that provided the original inspiration for the design of the bedroom. We created an arch over the shower entrance to further the Moroccan feel. The art in the water closet is from the Seattle Erotic Art Fair.
The dining room table was a custom design starting with a live edge wood slab for the top. The base was a custom designed piece intended to reflect the spirit of Gasworks Park in Seattle. The chairs provide a stark, almost alien quality to the space. The photograph is a limited edition Liu Bolin. The red light fixture anchors the space from overhead. Salvador Dali lithographs hang on the wall. The client’s fascination with chemistry and biology are reflected in the beakers used as accessories.
Fun and funky was the name of the game in this room. We used a light fixture made of reeds overhead in the space. The cabinetry was all our custom design and provides ample storage. Its varying shapes, sizes, and configurations house the client’s curiosities, records, and books from all genres.
Each stair riser is stenciled in a different pattern to create an interesting experience walking up the stairs. The entry showcases a green settee and a Dali lithograph hanging on a magenta wall. Overhead, a black glass chandelier provides even more drama to the space. In the game room, antique-style chairs flank a round made from reclaimed metals. Throughout the home, the client’s fun collection of art and artifacts infuse every room. The game table has a skull from artist Joshua Harker.
A braille Playboy Magazine sits on the ghost side table in the living room. Talk about reading it for the articles!