Moroccan Motifs: Inspiration Gallery

Moroccan Motifs: Inspiration Gallery

Anna Hoffman
Jul 8, 2011

This month Apartment Therapy is celebrating American Style. And one of the things that defines America is our ability to incorporate (co-opt?) the aesthetics of disparate cultures. I've been noticing some gorgeous designs lately that borrows from traditional Moroccan motifs. So here's an inspiration gallery of Moroccan-inspired interiors (some of which are actually Moroccan.)

There are so many of these that I would consider for my own home, but I'm not sure I could do it without spending significant time in Morocco first, to make it a justifiable act of inspiration. Am I overthinking it?

Which of these can you see incorporating into your own space?

1 Eight-pointed star woodwork and green-washed plaster walls in a home photographed by Brie Williams, via Desire to Inspire
2 Moroccan Cross and Star tiles by Ann Sacks in a bathroom designed by Cathy Kincaid, photo by Reed Davis for House Beautiful
3 A Moroccan interior via fashion-bakchic
4 A Moroccan Cross and Star pattern on the rug adds texture and contrast to this interior by Gretchen Kubiak, photographed by Jason Varney, via Desire to Inspire
5 A fireplace at the Ryad Dyor, a Marrakech hotel designed by Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes, via Apartment Therapy
6 Moroccan-style windows go great with tufted upholstery, via inspired designer
7 Roman and Williams' design for Kate Hudson's bedroom, with a Moroccan Wedding Blanket and pierced screen, via Apartment Therapy
8 Moroccan motifs stenciled on stairs, via House and Home
9 A wraparound banquette and louvered windows make this room a Western homage to faux-Moroccan languor. Design by Thomas Hamel, photograph by William Abramowicz for House Beautiful
10 A Moroccan motif stencilled on a dresser by Kreative Knack

Images as linked above.

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