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Moroccan theme for Raigarh residence

Raipur-based Creations has designed the Moroccan Residential Bungalow in Raigarh, a residence spread over 10,000 sq. ft. The client wanted an ornamental design that hadn’t been seen before, and the firm spent two years to transform the site into a Moroccan fantasy. Inspired by the riads (luxurious palaces with an interior courtyard) of Marrakech and Casablanca, the firm tried to blend Moroccan design with traditional Indian patterns.

Ornamental wall panes coated with silver leafing divide the foyer and living space, which overlooks the sprawling lawn. A massive double-height living room is designed with a chandelier with a hand-painted mural, and metal cutwork resembling Moroccan motifs. A team of local artisans has designed and constructed the elaborate woodwork. Aristocratic colors such as gold, champagne and silver are used for leafing, along with red, blue and pink.

The bedrooms have hand-painted ceilings, ornamented headboards, and technological gadgets. Nine-feet tall windows allow in natural light, while drapes keep the summer sun out. Marble designs and molding are used for the restrooms, while the master restroom has a jacuzzi and steam room.