Today I am happy to share a guest post from Houzz.com on incorporating Moroccan style into outdoor spaces. You know I love anything Moroccan, so let's check it out - thank you so much to Houzz and to Becky for this Moroccanlicious post!
Hello everyone! My name is Becky and I'm a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process. Thanks so much to Catherine for having me!
When it comes to my backyards and patios, I've always gone pretty traditional with just a few funky and kitschy touches. But lately I've been admiring outdoor spaces that whisk me away to the exotic courtyards and desert tents of Marrakesh. I find myself looking out for glass and metal lanterns in exotic shapes, beautiful fabrics and Moorish silhouettes. Luckily, one doesn't have to look much further than places like Pier 1 and Target to accomplish this look. Here are some beautiful Moroccan-style outdoor spaces I hope will inspire you.
I fully credit Maryam Montague's blog for making me dream of Marrakesh, and now she has completed a beautiful book on the style. I love the way these bright and lively patterns contrast with the earthen colors and textures of this terrace, with an iconic Bertoia chair thrown in for good measure.
This terrace makes me want to triple up on throw pillows in exotic fabrics straight from the souk, throw on a caftan and pretend I'm Talitha Getty expecting Yves Saint Laurent to come over for figs and wine any minute.
Morocco meets Malibu on this covered patio. Moorish tiles and a pierced metal pendant lamp bring North African style to the California coast.
(Mediterranean patio design by new york interior designer valerie pasquiou interiors + design, inc.)
This space straddles between indoor and out much like a bivouac (those desert tents in Sex and the City II, or wait, I may be thinking of Real Housewives of New York?) and makes the most of lounging and gathering in the fresh air. A comfortable Moroccan-style daybed, lanterns and intricately carved furnishings make this home feel like it's part of a medina. Mirrors and metal detailing on furniture is the old-school North African version of bedazzling.
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