Just picked up the latest copy of Living Etc.--we have to say, we're intrigued by this new twist on an old style. Dubbed "Modern Moroccan," this trend punches up the tried n' true jewel tones to the point of day-glo while mixing just a few touches of Hollywood Regency to keep the look updated and fresh. It's whimsical, it's bright, and honestly? It's just really, really fun. Take a look at how Living Etc. styled a few rooms with this new trend...
Take a traditional Moroccan design, scan it in grayscale, and get it blown up to hang in the entryway. It'll become the focal point--but with the black and white motif, it won't be too overpowering and it can be accessorized with vases and flowers of brilliant colors.
Find the right balance between a riot of colors and pristine white for the bedroom. Instead of using the more traditional silk Moroccan fabric, opt for striped satin to keep the look modern. The white bedding balances out the room while its hemming picks up all the colors in the coverlet.
Want to start small? Say you have a lamp that you picked up at Cost Plus (impulse buy!), and it just doesn't go with your current style. That's okay--Modern Moroccan means never having to say "mismatched." In fact, that one lamp can give your desk or shelf a little exotic flair.
Use your dining room as a display for all of those eclectic curiosities you may have picked up over the years. Add a lot of color and some shine (lacquer, mirrors, etc), and you've pretty much mastered this style.
What do you think of Modern Moroccan? Something you'd try in your home or dorm room?
(Images: Living Etc.)