Global Style Inspiration: Popham Design of Marrakech

March 25, 2011

It takes grit and a heaping dose of determination to move to another country (especially a third-world one) and start your own business. So I have nothing but admiration (and a little jealously, naturally!) at this talented couple. They moved to Marrakech, took a gamble on a tile venture and put their mutual business skills to work. Now they have a successful company- Popham Design- and a gorgeous Moroccan-inspired home to show for it. 

I stumbled on their story (and home photos) on the Design*Sponge blog. I'm sure you all are avid D*S readers, too, so I'll share only a few shots that make me especially dizzy with envy. 

Every room takes a cue from life in Marrakech...

Oh, and did I mention that they live in a 250-year-old renovated mosque? I love that they chose to live in a place with so much history and relevance to their new hometown.

Read more about Popham Design at Design*Sponge


  1. This is great. I regularly read D*S but somehow missed this. LOVE that bathroom!

  2. Agree, Alice! I love the saturated colors and fully tiled wall & floor. One of the perks of owning a tile company, I suppose!


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