Moroccan style is very trendy right now. It’s a visually stimulating style with an abundance of detail. Vibrant colors, delicate wood carvings and intricate mosaics all give it a dramatic, mysterious and luxurious feel. With the right combinations and restraint, the seemingly endless layers of fabric and busy ornate accessories that are the traditional Moroccan can to be reinterpreted as Modern. A vein of unity such as a main color or repetition of an element can streamline it to become more Modern.
Making a whole room have a Moroccan style can be as easy as adding a few of the elements that are a must for creating a Moroccan design: the arch, a pouf or floor pillows, a painted or inlaid table, representations of animails, lanterns of colored glass and a mixture of patterns and jewel tone colors. The best part in creating a Moroccan style is that it’s not meant to match, it’s an eclectic style that is global and well traveled.
I was asked to do a Modern Moroccan Nursery and it was educating for me to source the products as well as fun. This was an eDesign project in which all of my suggestions needed to be readily available at national or online stores. This design was for a baby boy and the client definitely wanted to have blue in the room. My inspiration boards paired blue with orange, green or multiple colors to give it a modern restraint. In the end the client went with Scheme A and ordered nearly the entire inspiration board. Besides the 3 schemes I compiled, I also prepared individual boards showcasing just accessories, art, rugs, pillows or tables in case she wanted to swap out for an item she liked better. I am including the Tables board in this post because it had the most beautiful examples of traditional Moroccan furniture.