Marrakech Exclusive! 8 Day Paint & Play

Do you have a flair for the exotic, a hunger for creative inspiration and application, and a yearning to discover a uniquely different culture while learning something new about your art and about yourself? Then this Marrakech Exclusive! 8-day Paint & ...

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Peacock Pavilions Marrakech Painting Retreat 2014

Peacock Pavilions Marrakech Painting Retreat 2014

Marrakech Painting Adventure May 2-14, 2014 Join Melanie Royals for our 6th magical Peacock Painting Retreat to Marrakech, Moroccan Dreams, May 2-13, 2014. Past painting retreats have had us creating amazing ceiling treatments, one-of-a-kind murals, patterned patchwork concrete, stunning stenciled stair ...

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New Moroccan Stencils on the Horizon!

New Moroccan Stencils on the Horizon!

Hello! I recently returned from my 5th and latest international decorative painting (Peacock Painters) retreat to Marrakech, Morocco and I’m still basking in the warm glow of new and renewed friendships, the beauty of the country and its people, and ...

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Raven + Lily: Global Design With a Purpose

Raven + Lily: Global Design With a Purpose

The very best design enhances our lives by uplifting our spirits, inspiring us with beauty, and provides balance and order to our lives. Raven + Lily, a socially responsible company that dedicates itself to empowering women around the globe through ...

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Marrakesh Stencil Adventures Continue

Marrakesh Stencil Adventures Continue

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to an exotic country filled with exquisite architecture, colorful patterns, and mouthwatering cuisine? A country where the warmth of the people matches the warmth of the climate. Perhaps you’ve longed for an adventure to ...

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Set a Delicious Table with Food & Wine Magazine

The January 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine featured frequent Royal Design Studio collaborator Maryam Montague, writer of the My Marrakesh blog and author of Marrakesh by Design. She hosted a spectacular Moroccan dinner party at her lavish boutique hotel, Peacock Pavilions, and she once again ...

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Marrakech Painting Trip: October 2011

Peacock Painters, The Encore Trip This story begins in the fall of 2007. I had started my own blog, Designamour, and had become smitten with the words and images on a delightful little blog by Maryam Montague out of Morocco called My Marrakesh. You see, ...

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My Marrakesh San Diego Book Signing!

My Marrakesh San Diego Book Signing!

Join us for a taste of Morocco in San Diego! Maryam Montague of the popular blog My Marrakesh and Peacock Pavilions is coming from Morocco to our San Diego Design Studio on May 12 to sign her newly released book, Marrakesh by Design and share her experience of how ...

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Marrakesh by Design: Peacock Pavilions

Marrakesh by Design: Peacock Pavilions

It’s been a long and colorful journey for my friend Maryam and her husband Chris to realize their vision for their “built from the ground up” boutique hotel, Peacock Pavilions, in an olive grove just outside of Marrakesh. A journey ...

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