Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Guest Post - If the Lamp Shade Fits

Since I'm away tending to my sweet son, Charlie, as he recovers in the ICU from surgery, I've invited some of my favorite bloggers to guest post in my absence.  My question to them?  "How would your backyard space look and feel if money were no object."  Today, I'm so excited to welcome Raina from If The Lamp Shade Fits.
 When Sarah asked me to guest post in support of Charlie's continuing healing journey, I said "Of course!" And when she shared the theme - "If money was no object, what would your back yard look like?" - the riad courtyards of Marrakesh and Fez leapt immediately to mind. Any fan of La Lamp Shade knows of my lust for any and all things Moroccan.

If I were to win the lottery tomorrow or find myself the heir to a new found fortune, I would hop on a plane and snap up a riad of my very own. So what speaks to me about these exotic spaces? The never-ending pattern play, the rich carvings and bold colors, and the sense of embracing shelter from a busy outside world. 

Riad Ghita (http://www.riadghita.com/)

Riad Ghita (http://www.riadghita.com/)

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Riad Misbah (http://riadmisbah.com/en/)

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Thank you so much Raina!  Stay tuned for tomorrow's guest post
where Christina of Greige will share her backyard oasis dream-scape.


christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh can I go to? Love the amazing tiled floors and that pool- heaven!
Thinking of you Sarah and so happy to see the happy update yesterday. xo

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

What a spectacular array, Raina!
Do be sure and save a guest room for me!
Dearest Sarah, our thoughts are with little Charlie today. May he make a swift and smooth recovery.
know that he's in our hearts.
Cheers and best, Alcira


Appletree said...

I love that they can have tile outside. Jealous.

Modern Country Lady said...

Hope all goes well for your little boy, Sarah- what a worry this must be for you, I am so sorry.
What a lovely post, Raina, I'm with you on these retreats- they look gorgeous.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Last picture: OMG!

PetiteMalou said...

I always dreamed about having my own little Moroccan-style courtyard.. Beautiful images, thanks for the inspriration.

Cathy Wall said...

Love the Moroccan influence Raina, I could go for that look too, reminds me of places traveled.
Thinking good thoughts for little Charlie and hoping for a quick recovery and successful surgery.

Cathy @ Room Rx

Ceci said...

The 5th image threw me into a swoon of imagination this morning! Sipping mint tea from a crystal glass & reading "the story teller of marrakesh" before lounging in the dreamy cool bath..... ~sign~. At least I can get the tea anytime i want with a morrocan best friend.

I would do the same thing with my backyard - if I had one.