Thursday, 14 August 2014

outdoor living

Outdoor living is a temporary series on the blog that contains stylish outdoor living areas and sometimes al fresco table settings. It's about celebrating the season of summer!
What I love about this roof terrace in Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is not just its design and the view over the old city, it's is also part of a love story. Art dealer Dorothea McKenna Elkon, a New Yorker, was a widow when she met designer Salem Grassi and after listening to his ideas for this 18th-century riad she had bought, hired him to oversee the renovation of it. It took two years and today Elkon and Grassi are a married couple who, as it says in the Architectural Digest feature from May 2012, spend "nearly two months a year in the house that brought them together." Don't you just love roof terraces with a happy ending?
I find this outdoor living area so stylish with its tiles and jars. And just imagine how wonderful it must be to enjoy al fresco lunches and dinners in the mahogany pavilion, which is also on the roof. Did the blue and white bowl-shaped plates on the table also catch your attention? By the way, it was Grassi himself who designed the iron furniture.
photo credit:
Simon Watson for Architectural Digest, May 2012

1 comment:

  1. "Don't you just love roof terraces with a happy ending?" What a great line! How elegant and peaceful is the living area as captured in the second photo. And I love the view!

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