Drawing inspiration from the Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains of Marrakech and referencing all of the senses, I tried to incorporate my incredible passion for nature as much as possible into my design. I desired to keep the space architectural and open. Ultimately, I wanted to create a beautiful and inviting cleansing area, something exotic and fantastical that sat at the precipice of Moroccan, Spanish and Mediterranean design. I wanted to have exposure to the natural elements, the sun, the moon and the stars yet still keep the outdoor shower enclosed and somewhat private. Nature has the power to ground us all and natural elements allow us to connect to our immediate surroundings, an act which has a considerable effect on our mood, soul and spirit. Creepers are shown growing through the wall tile detail.
I have specifically chosen natural products that will change, age and patina with time, to really tell a story. Each selection is intentional. A myriad of warm pinks and nudes has been used throughout the space, which contrast beautifully to the aged bronze tapware. I created layers through the use of different types of stones and natural materials. I love how the natural unglazed Moroccan zellige tiles meet effortlessly with the sandstone crazy paver and how the hand touch of the tadelakt bench transition seamlessly into the Omvivo basin. Perhaps my favourite detail is the outdoor shower, which we have inset into the pool like a slight step as your feet dip into the shallow water.