A place for material experimentation: Popham's riad in Marrakech

In their December issue, Elle Deco invited us to visit the riad of Caitlin and Samuel -founders of Popham Design.

Once again, the couple shows us how their own residences have always been their best creative laboratories.

Seven years ago, when they rented out their riad and moved to Gueliz, Marrakech’s “new town,” after having a child, they lived in two different bungalows (one of which appeared in the September 2015 issue of ELLE DECOR).

In each house, they experimented. Last year, they decided to reinvent every room of their 18th-century, three-bedroom medina home (whose previous iteration ED featured in April 2008), using it as a showplace for all of the design projects.

See the full article here

We realized our old house could be the ultimate playground for our new collections. We never do something officially until we play with the idea in our own home.
— Caitlin
Courtyard - Backgammon tiles

Courtyard - Backgammon tiles

Guest Bedroom - Tate Tiles

Guest Bedroom - Tate Tiles

The entry way leading to the courtyard

The entry way leading to the courtyard

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The guest bathroom’s sink was purchased at a flea market, the fixtures are from the Mellah district of Marrakech, and the sconces are 1970s Italian.  Right:  In the master bath, the sink is from Marrakech. The brass shelf and mirrors are by Popham+, and the 1950s sconce is French

The guest bathroom’s sink was purchased at a flea market, the fixtures are from the Mellah district of Marrakech, and the sconces are 1970s Italian. Right: In the master bath, the sink is from Marrakech. The brass shelf and mirrors are by Popham+, and the 1950s sconce is French