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  • What’s Inside Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum’s Sanctuary

What’s Inside Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum’s Sanctuary


Matt Sorum, Ace Harper, and their daughter Lou Ellington Sorum photographed in their living room. Their french bulldogs Ella and Bowie lounge on a Moroccan rug from Atlas Weavers.
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Why Did They Pick Palm Springs for Their Sanctuary?

Sorum and Harper picked Palm Springs for their new family home because they married at the Colony Palms Hotel in 2013. Since then, they've been going back and forth to Palm Springs to visit and appreciate the area's beauty. With its desert landscape, views of the San Jacinto Mountains, and great restaurants, the city was a natural fit.  

The Interior Design for Their Palm Springs Home

 Sorum and Harper focused on creating a modern and inviting space for their interior design. They wanted to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere welcoming to family and friends. To do this, they chose a mostly neutral palette of whites and beiges, with touches of warm colors like red, orange, and yellow. It's quite evident on several items, like their authentic handmade Moroccan rugs.

Final Thoughts

Matt Sorum's sanctuary is an amazing place that reflects the multi-faceted drummer's creative talents. From the handcrafted furniture and authentic Moroccan rugs from Atlas Weavers to the art collection, every aspect of the home is a testament to Sorum's passion for art and design. With its eclectic décor, animal sanctuary, and relaxing pool, Matt Sorum's Palm Springs home truly reflects the drummer's creative vision.

Atlas Weavers provide an extensive selection of authentic Berber weave Moroccan rugs that you can incorporate into your home to make it look just as amazing as Matt Sorum's. Shop from our wide selection of Moroccan rugs today to give your home the perfect finishing touch.

Some of the most extraordinary interiors in the world are in Marrakech .and perhaps the most exotic and seductive of all these are the interiors designed by Bill Willis.

An expatriate American, Bill Willis has lived in Marrakech for the better part of 28 years. Originally from Tennessee, he studied at Columbia University, the famed Ecole des Beaux-Art in Paris and the Cooper Design Union in New York, before coming on a visit to Marrakech with Paul Getty. Completely captivated by Morocco, he decided to stay. With an eye for detail and passion for the ingredients of Morocco's architecture, design and artisan history , Willis has forged a style that is all his own; a style that is now widely copied and one that is popular , interestingly, with both his Moroccan clients and his European customers ( who built mainly second residences ). Through his work for distinguished clients, people like Yves Saint Laurent, Morocco's top industrialists and Paul Getty, he has over the years become part of the Moroccan influence in designs.

These are the very ingredients that he chooses to work with and they form the decorative foundations of his work.
Like architect Charles Boccara. with whom he worked on the design of the Tikckha Hotel, he prefers to draw most of his historical references from the golden age of Moroccan culture. The almoravid and Almohad dynasties of the 11th-13th centuries. In his interiors one finds the distinctive arches, the elaborately painted woodwork, the fanciful and complex geometric patterns of area Moroccan carpets and the soaring ceilings adorned with extraordinary plaster craving, all astonishing in their unique location, for , despite the fact this city has its share of cellular phones, German cars and European fashion, Marrakesh also still has its snake charmers, monkeys, dancers, acrobats, souks and the labyrinthine medina. Marrakech is a city like no other. It embodies the spirit of Morocco and Willis is convinced that design needs to recognize and indeed celebrate this .
Much in the manner that American author Paul Bowles stimulated interest in Morocco with his novel the sheltering sky, Bill Willis has used his distinctive visual sense to generate popular interest in Moroccan handmade Moroccan rugs and Berber weave. His interiors have almost single-handedly reintroduced a preference for artisan traditions.

Yet there is nothing nostalgic or melancholy about his enthusiasm for Moroccan culture. The lessons he has learned are all applied in a strictly modern manner. He is certainly not recreating historical interiors; in fact , in his opinion the kasbahs and riyads of old are far too much. Layer upon layer of intricate mosaics , woodwork and plaster craving were piled on one another like rugs in a bazaar . Even very grand spaces were , as result , often buried in a carnival of decorative effects. In traditional terms, more was never enough ! Even today, Willis will confide , many Moroccan just don't know when to stop, Thus, in addition to rekindling an age-old love affair with decorative craft, this American in Marrakech is credited with having introduced a new ingredient to the equation, namely: restraint.