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Spending 10 days in Morocco was a interior designer’s dream. At first, it was a little over stimulating trying to soak it all in – there was something beautiful to see in every nook and cranny, the ceilings, stairs, walls, even the hallway corners. As you look around, you can sense the pride that goes into Moroccan design.
During one of our tours, a guide said that many areas of the world appreciate beauty on the outside but Morocco is about beauty on the inside. You could walk through a nondescript doorway, sometimes down a random dark alleyway hidden in the Medina, and uncover an oasis.
Here are some design takeaways that I plan to leverage as inspiration for future projects!
As a tile junky, Morocco was tile heaven. There are intricate tile patterns displayed all over – again, the floors, walls, stairs, tables, etc. We visited a ceramic co-op to learn about their handmade process for all of these pieces. Seeing the process makes the mosaics all the more beautiful. The tiles also show off incredible colors that all stem from nature. Their dye/paint is extracted from things that saffron, cobalt, mint.
Speaking of, color isn’t just reserved for their tile work. Moroccan textiles don’t shy away from color or patterns either. There were some places that were bright and loud and vibrant, and others that had just as much color and pattern but were subtle, calming, tranquil. Proof that you don’t just have to use neutrals to create that feeling at home 😉
I know I already said this but you can look up, down and all around and you will spot some incredible details. Layered patterns of the zellige tile that sit just below hand carved plaster walls both of which crown deep cedar walls. Around every corner, there was a thoughtful design element. You can’t help but appreciate the creativity and artistry that goes into their designs. One material or pattern wasn’t solely reserved for a specific part of the space.
I learned of Contemporary Moroccan Chic as a design style and it might be my new favorite. Think delicate hand-carved furniture, plush seating, arched doorways, brass lanterns, tile on everything, and layers of textiles. I had to practice some serious self restraint and not come home with 100 rugs, ceramic vases, candlesticks, bowls, and tiles, leather goods, lamps, etc.
If you are thinking about a trip to Morocco and want to learn more about all the details of where we stayed, ate, drank, etc. – check out this post.
Feeling inspired and want to chat about what’s possible in your home, please reach out!