Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brooklyn Riad = Rad.

The beautiful and wonderful (and so pregnant and GORGEOUS) Old Hollywood designer Sybil Domond has finally finished renovating her Riad.

Look at this closet. You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. The wood paneled closet to the 12ft ceiling is perfect. And the ladder!

The shadow/window box is my favorite addition to this room. It breaks the brick up really nicely and creates wonderful depth.

I have been looking for lights EXACTLY like these for the new store.

What is a Riad ?

A Riad (Arabic: رياض‎) is a traditional Moroccan house. The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, "ryad". [1] The ancient Roman city of Volubilis provides a reference for the beginnings of riad architecture during the rule of the Idrisid Dynasty.[2] The design of these home dwellings in the coastal regions of Morocco were an adaption and modification of the Roman villa.The style of these riads has changed over the years, but the basic form is still used in designs today. Recently there has been a surge in interest in this form of house after a new vogue of renovation in towns such as Marrakech and Essaouira where many of these often-crumbling buildings have been restored to their former glory. Many riads are now used as hotels or restaurants.