Moroccan-Mexican Inspired Style

Moroccan-Mexican Inspired Style

Sarah Dobbins
May 9, 2012

This month we are focusing on kitchens and bathrooms, and when we got the opportunity to create our price-is-not-an-issue dream room, I was ecstatic. Only… it's a lot harder than I thought it'd be! I'm not a designer, and most of the things in my real house are found, budget-friendly, or happy accidents. So sitting down to a blank screen and creating a room from scratch was a new experience for me! But behold — my Moroccan/Mexican dream bathroom!

I wanted to diverge from the overly white bathrooms that I am usually drawn to, and instead create something dark and intimate while still maintaining a sense of lightness and color. Again — I'm no designer; it is far easier for me to curate a room over time, slowly collecting things that work … but imagining creating a room from scratch instantly was a lot of fun!


1. I love this copper tub from Vintage Tub with its lovely patina and hammered interior.
2. I chose a similarly-toned faucet from Signature Hardware so that the tub would remain the focal point, and not the hardware.
3. This European-style Bellaterra Home La Palma vanity is a nod to traditional decor.
4. With a dark ceiling and dark tub, I wanted the floor to be light, but still have texture and interest, so I went with this light pebble tile from South Cypress.
5. This is a little nuts, but I had a vision of reclaimed teak on the ceiling — teak is water-resistant and has beautiful depth, and I pictured staring at it while I soak in the tub. I chose this teak wood from Indoteak Design.
6. I chose "barely there" paint from Benjamin Moore as a light, but not stark white, cover for the walls.
7. I loved this moroccan pendant from Pottery Barn; I could see hanging several in a cluster.
8. This Moroccan style mirror ties in with the pendant and teak, and adds some depth to the walls.
9. This beautiful illustration of Mexico City from SketchAway brought together all my colors and textures.
10. And, of course, who could forget Turkish cotton bath towels from Williams-Sonoma; the white towels are perfect for everyday use as well as for guests.
11. Turquoise was the perfect accent color, since it reminded me of the look of outdoor aged copper. I found these turqoise candle holders from Koyal Wholesale that could double as little storage vessels.
12. For a little tub-side glow, I found these beautiful handmade red glass votives from CDChilds.

(Images: as credited above.)

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