I'm always soothed and refreshed by the spare sophistication of these small stone sitting rooms with Islamic patterns. (It moves me to alliterate, apparently.) Would definitely consider having a room inspired by this aesthetic in my own home.
Damascus - Azem Palace. Check out Brigette's review of Edmund White's Inside A Pearl: My Years In Paris here: http://chaptersandscenes.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/brigette-reviews-inside-a-pear-my-years-in-paris/