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Moroccan Bazaar

An oasis of style

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by Samantha Gibson

Trend and Styling Expert

Published: 22/09/2016

Create an opulent interior with this season’s trend straight out of Africa. Embracing European and African influences, this eclectic look gives you lots of scope to pick and choose different elements to design a unique space.

In this article we take you through the must-have design features for this trend and show you how you can translate them into your own stylish interior. 

Combine earthy tones
African design is closely connected to the colours of hot earth, from the rich umber of heat-baked clay to the undulating beauty of drifting desert sands. This contemporary dining room incorporates these hues to great effect, with a gorgeous Pleated blind in Estelle Pumpkin and a trio of oil paintings in earthy shades. The lighting and accessories also take their influence from Moroccan styles and materials, including the domed umber glass pendant lamp and richly glazed ochre vase.
Pumkin Coloured Pleated Blinds in Dining Room View orange pleated blinds

Choose geometric patterns
If you prefer a neutral palette, incorporate stylised geometric patterns like this Portia Stone floral motif. Using woodblock printing methods, this Roman blind, from our House Beautiful Collection, has a traditional, hand-crafted feel. Moroccan style also favours layering opulent silks and voiles at the windows and as room dividers, so we’ve teamed our Roman blind with soft curtains in Opulence Dove Grey. A polished silver incense jar finishes this sophisticated look. 
Floral Motif Roller Blind with Dove Grey Curtains View Roller blinds

Include sumptuous seating 
This trend is all about lounging. Include lots of comfortable seating and smother in brightly coloured cushions. A pouffe is a must-have piece for this look, as are ornately carved and latticework wooden benches and chests. We’ve created a cool and dreamy space by teaming white wooden blinds and floaty voile curtains at the window. To create a welcoming and inviting feel, we’ve covered the cushions in plain and patterned fabrics, combining shades of blue, plaster and melon.
White Wooden Blinds and White Voiles in Living Room View white wooden blinds

Accessorise with warm wood and metal tones 
This smart home office has a distinctly Moroccan feel, combining warm copper and rich wood tones. The gorgeous Wessex Pearl Roller blind features a geometric mosaic pattern, typical of Moroccan style. The bookcase is filled with traditional shapes and textures, including latticework ceramics and hand-carved wooden figures, interspersed with warm copper jugs, candleholders and photo frames.  
Pearl Coloured Mosiac Patterned Roller Blind in Study View Roller blinds

Choose decorative mosaic tiling for walls and floors
This trend is characterised by highly decorative mosaics in cool blue shades of aqua, jade and emerald. Here, we’ve created a sophisticated bathroom scheme with a contemporary, freestanding bath and a mosaic-tiled wall. We’ve used a practical Alma Ivory Vertical blind to dress the full height window. This is a particularly good style for a bathroom blind as it gently filters the light while protecting your privacy. 
White Vertical Blind in Moroccan Bathroom View white vertical blinds

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