Pool Inspiration: Marrakech 12th July 2016
When you’re looking for luxury swimming pool design, you might want to be inspired by your property’s location in the style you choose. This could be as far as the colours traditionally popular in the country, choosing designs inspired by the environment and nature, or even adopting elements of the local traditions.
This time around, we’re going to look for inspiration from a country renowned for its own ceramics heritage – Morocco. If you’ve ever stayed in a Riad in Marrakech, you’ll know just how important tiles are for the interiors of the local homes. Riads, in particular, are often based around a central pool, blurring the lines between the outdoors and indoors.
However, when it comes to making a unique swimming pool, you may want to take inspiration, without opting for traditional Moroccan tiles.
The first place you might look for inspiration is shape. The classic shapes of Marrakech are the intricate Arabesques of the souk – something that you are seeing more and more in luxury tiles. This could be tile shape or even in the pattern of a tile, creating a repeating pattern throughout.
This ornate shape could even be used for the silhouette of you pool, raised above the ground or set in with curves and points for a luxurious visual interest.
Next up is your colour palette. Think of Morocco and you’ll think rich, bold hues inspired by either the desert or the ocean. Oranges, reds, greens and yellows sit against deep, indigo blues – the latter making ideal fodder for the background of your pool, embracing the former in small amounts for the detail of you design.