Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, be it the lively pattern on a pop can or the neon lights of a city at night. In the case of globe-trotting designer Anne Hepfer, an aha moment struck during a visit to the famed Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco, a historic botanical garden created in the early 1920s and later taken over by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé in 1980.
“The day I visited Jardin Majorelle it was pouring rain,” says Anne, who was on vacation but thinking about a design dilemma back home. “I was wondering how we were going to bring our clients’ [grey and white] space to life. I saw the way the yellow and blue popped against the grey skies and it all sort of clicked.” Anne brought vials of color-matched pigments back to Toronto, and incorporated them into her clients’ family home. Click through for a look inside the luxurious space with bold pops of color.