Moroccan Style Living Room

Moroccan Style Living Room

Flowing Fabrics Jewel-tone fabrics draped loosely over the walls transform this game room into a lavish desert tent, while the distinctive metal lantern above the pool table casts soft, interesting shadows throughout the space. Lighting is an important component of Moroccan design; lanterns, sconces and lamps — often available at import stores — are typically handcrafted and inlaid with colorful pieces of glass. Design by Troy Beasley From: Troy Beasley Attention to Detail From the light fixtures to the tilework, Moroccan design is all about the finishing touches. For this opulent bathroom and lounge designed by Chris Barrett, every 1″ x 1″ tile was hand-cut in Morocco and laid facedown onto panels, which were then secured to the walls. The fretwork panels for the canopy bathtub were custom-designed, as was the luxurious chaise. Even the plaster ceiling was addressed, embellished with Moorish symbols and an amber chandelier. Amazing Mosaics Intricate tilework is a hallmark feature of Moroccan design, found everywhere from floors to walls to tabletops. Traditional Moroccan tiling, known as zillij, consists of numerous small tiles grouped together to form vibrant geometric patterns, but larger patterned tiles inspired by Moroccan mosaics can achieve a similar look. For an exotic touch, try installing Moroccan-inspired tile as a kitchen backsplash or across an entire floor to make a dramatic statement. Morocco pattern tile from Filmore Clark’s Patterson Encaustic Collection Bold Pattern Consider stencils for an inexpensive and DIY-friendly alternative to zillij-inspired tile. In this room, a simple white fireplace surround was transformed into a striking focal point with a graphic pattern stenciled in black. Inspired by a trip to Morocco’s ancient capital of Marrakesh, the pattern resembles the dramatic arches prevalent in Moroccan architecture. Stencil by Royal Design Studio Architectural Influence Moroccan furnishings often draw from the country’s captivating architecture. In this dramatic powder room, the hand-painted porcelain “Marrakesh” sink by Kohler was inspired by mosaics found in a quaint Moroccan courtyard. The arches and double doors on the mirror above evoke an entrance to an ornate Moroccan palace. Design by Tracy Murdock; photography by Alexander Vertikoff A Bit of Glitz Moroccan wedding blankets, traditionally woven from sheep’s wool, cotton and linen by a bride’s female relatives before a wedding, are often used as decorative accents in Moroccan homes. Typically neutral in color and embellished with hundreds of mirrored sequins, the blankets can be used as bedcovers, wall hangings or rugs to add sparkle to any room. In this bedroom, a soft, peach-colored wedding throw draped over the bed balances the bold green ceiling, stenciled in a basket weave pattern inspired by a Moroccan chest. Stencil by Royal Design Studio Works of Art Intricately carved and hand-painted in elaborate motifs, Morocco’s distinctive furniture is known for its unparalleled artisanship and attention to detail. Browse import stores for an authentic Moroccan chest, table or armoire to instantly add character to your home. This colorful cabana features octagonal Moroccan side tables in various sizes and patterns, echoed overhead by an assortment of vibrant hanging lanterns. Drawing From Nature An antique rug was the inspiration for the color scheme in this entire master suite. Blue is a prevalent color in Moroccan interiors, evocative of the adjacent Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Shades of gold and yellow, found in the surrounding desert, are also frequently used. A custom-made bed, inspired by an iron Moroccan candle, and a luxurious chaise add a sense of grandeur to the bedroom. Design by Chris Barrett Opulence Overhead The attention to detail found in Moroccan design doesn’t stop at the walls; ceilings are often painted and stenciled with elaborate designs. In the African-inspired gallery of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, the brilliantly painted ceiling is adorned with arabesque and geometric shapes commonly found in Moroccan architecture. Design by Marion Philpotts-Miller, Philpotts Interiors Moroccan Glam Typically hand embroidered and available in a variety of colors and styles, Moroccan leather ottomans, or poufs, are an ideal addition to a comfortable, casual seating area. HGTV fan hrosario75 put a contemporary twist on Moroccan design with white poufs, a metallic silver table and patterned throw pillows in icy shades of blue. Relaxing Lounge Layered with plush rugs, draped fabrics and an abundance of pillows and cushions, Moroccan interiors exude comfort and luxury. In this Moroccan-inspired “smoking room” by designer Tracy Murdock, a custom-made corner bed scattered with pillows invites you to sit back and unwind. The brass chandelier and oversize inlaid mirror, both imported from Morocco, enhance the room’s exotic ambiance. Photography by Alexander Vertikoff A Fresh Take While traditional Moroccan interiors are often extravagant and full of intricate detail, modern interpretations of Moroccan classics are a great fit for contemporary homes. Bold, geometric prints inspired by traditional Moroccan motifs are cropping up on pillows, rugs and upholstered pieces of furniture. Try pairing a chic, contemporary sofa with patterned throw pillows in vivid colors.
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Moroccan Style Living Room

DesignRulz 9 July 2012 shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Digg Flipboard Moroccan interiors have a very rich and architectural design. There is carved wood, patterned window frames, high ceilings and mosaic. If you want to create a living room design in Moroccan style you can still take some elements from the Moroccan style and achieve the style-inspired decor. Think prints and patterns, Moroccan pouffs and side tables, ottomans and patterned throw pillows. Be creative and do not afraid to use a wider range of colors, but make sure they match together so the final appearance should not be overwhelming.  See some appealing designs for this summer. shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Digg Flipboard Comments comments Posted in Living room Spaces for living medianet_width=’600′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’655449965′;
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Moroccan Style Living Room

When decorating a Moroccan-inspired living room, discard the conventional coffee table, side tables and other seating options. Beautifully carved wooden decor additions, colorful local flea market finds with Middle Eastern flair, and obviously those ever-popular and mesmerizing ottomans need to take their place instead. And while you devote all that attention to decor, textiles and colors, do not forget the role that lighting plays in truly giving your living room a Moroccan makeover. In fact, the lantern-style Moroccan lights are its single most recognizable facet and are an absolute must for any interior that’s aspiring to become truly Moroccan!
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Moroccan Style Living Room

Moroccan interiors have a very rich and architectural design. There is carved wood, patterned window frames, high ceilings and mosaic. If you want to create a living room design in Moroccan style you can still take some elements from the Moroccan style and achieve the style-inspired decor. Think prints and patterns, Moroccan pouffs and side tables, ottomans and patterned throw pillows. Be creative and do not afraid to use a wider range of colors, but make sure they match together so the final appearance should not be overwhelming.  See some appealing designs for this summer.
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Moroccan Style Living Room

shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Digg Flipboard Moroccan interiors have a very rich and architectural design. There is carved wood, patterned window frames, high ceilings and mosaic. If you want to create a living room design in Moroccan style you can still take some elements from the Moroccan style and achieve the style-inspired decor. Think prints and patterns, Moroccan pouffs and side tables, ottomans and patterned throw pillows. Be creative and do not afraid to use a wider range of colors, but make sure they match together so the final appearance should not be overwhelming.  See some appealing designs for this summer. shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Digg Flipboard Comments comments
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Moroccan Style Living Room

Are you in the mood to move away from the more modern approach to design and embrace the classic Moroccan-style interior in a full-blown fashion? Then the first thing you need to pick is the background color of your living area. This is the one big difference between incorporating Moroccan elements in a modern interior and opting for a dedicated Moroccan theme. The neutral backdrop in white or cream is simply no longer good enough! Warm yellows and burnt oranges are often the preferred choice. For those who want a ‘Mediterranean vibe’ to their Moroccan living room, aqua, turquoise or teal is an exciting alternative.
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Moroccan Style Living Room

Intricate tilework is a hallmark feature of Moroccan design, found everywhere from floors to walls to tabletops. Traditional Moroccan tiling, known as zillij, consists of numerous small tiles grouped together to form vibrant geometric patterns, but larger patterned tiles inspired by Moroccan mosaics can achieve a similar look. For an exotic touch, try installing Moroccan-inspired tile as a kitchen backsplash or across an entire floor to make a dramatic statement. Morocco pattern tile from Filmore Clark’s Patterson Encaustic Collection
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Moroccan Style Living Room

The classic Moroccan living room seems like an unabated celebration of life with bright colors and diverse textures galore. But we will get to that a little later down the line. Most homeowners wish to add a touch of Moroccan charm to their place while keeping the sleek, sparkling contemporary appeal of the home intact. This can be done using bright pops of color that stand out in a living room that has a cool, neutral backdrop. The vivid splash of color can come in the form of throw and floor pillows, ornate drapes, the classic Moroccan rug and cozy decor in brilliant reds, yellows and blues.