I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of visiting Morocco and I would like my hotel stay to be just as exotic. A jumble of colors and textures, traditional Berber elements mixed with French and Spanish colonial influences.
Even the names of Moroccan cities conjure up romantic notions: Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangiers all sound like perfect places to have an adventure. They call to mind images of sun baked Moorish architecture, snake charmers and traditional Moroccan textiles, woven the same way for hundreds of generations.
When I first started searching Moroccan inspired designs to write this article, I wondered how long it would last. Forever, duh. Moroccan tile designs have persevered through the ages. This is a classic and timeless style.
Like any easily adaptable trend, Moroccan inspired designs have found their way into the collections of almost every major home retailer. And like any easily adaptable trend, some are better than others. This one adapted nicely to the contemporary style
A word of caution: the key to keeping a room feeling fresh and not too faux-global is to incorporate one or two of these Moroccan elements, not all of them.
Here are some of my favorites and design ideas: