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The Allure of Moroccan Styled Interiors

If you love spaces that stimulate your sense consider exploring Moroccan design style.  It’s a tremendous source of design inspiration that offers boldness or tranquility – it’s your choice.

Morrocan design style is influenced by the rich history of a country that’s more than twelve century’s old.  The architecture, food and interiors are a blend of African, French, Arabian, Spanish and Portugese cultures.

Marrekesh, the 4th largest city in Morocco, is it’s most famous city and in my opinion it’s bright star.  The moment you arrive you know you’ve been transported to another world.  Many famous in the design world from YSL to Paloma Picasso have fallen in love with Marrakesh and called it home.  It’s is a city of beautiful contrast.  You can sleep in super chic hotels but a few steps outside you can still find snake charmers performing their craft as they did hundreds of years ago.  Since the primary religion is Islam naturally there is a strong religious influence that permeates the country.

In Marrakesh the merchant, maker and buyer  weave together of the culture and religion and beauty merge.

Some distinctive features of  Moroccan style include:

Briliant colors, especially using jewel tones

Natural fibers – cottons, linens and silks, jute, rafia

Contrast of dark carved woods with sun-washed whites

Craftmanship – mosaic tiles, wrought iron spirals, mother of pearl inlay, wood carving

Geometric patterns

Berber carpets (rugs) in raditional tribal patterns

Architectural symbols – star, horseshoe arches, lancet arches, domes, and decorative tile work

Lush interior gardens and courtyards

Mood lighting from metal pendants and colored glass

Here are some spaces that capture the style of Morocco that are sure to stimulate your senses

Liza Bruce Marrakesh Home entry Entrance to designer Liza Bruce Marrakesh home


Liza Bruce bedroomBedroom at Liza Bruce Marrakesh home

Liza Bruce terrace Rooftop terrace at Liza Bruce Marrakesh home

Liza Bruce PoolsideStar shaped ottmans at poolside at Liza Bruce Marrakesh home

Gordon Stein LA home libraryGordon Stein Morroccan inspired LA home library

Gordon Stein living roomGordon Stein LA living room with many traditional Moroccan fabrics

Gordon Stein Morocan bedroomGordon Stein LA Moroccan bedroom

Taj Palace Jade roomTaj Palace Hotel lobby in brilliant jewel tones

Taj Palace Hotel Marrakech Royal Suite

Taj Palace Suite

Taj Palace Hamman

Taj Palace Hamman Spa entrance

La Mamounia hotel bedroomLa Mamounia Hotel bedroom

 Philomenia Merckoll bedroom Marrakech

Philomenia Merkoll white on white Marrakesh bedroom



Michel Meniere Marrakech-bathroomPhilomenia Merkoll Marrekesh bathroom in white and gray tones with antique Venetian Mirror