A journey in inspiration: designs & colours from Morocco

 

Travel, a major source of inspiration, lets us discover a wealth of local cuisine, design, texture and, of course, colour. Morocco has a rich diversity of Eastern historical and cultural traditions.

 
Through travel, a major source of inspiration, we discover a wealth of local cuisine, design, texture and, of course, colour. Morocco has a rich diversity of Eastern historical and cultural traditions and its architecture is rooted in Moorish-Spanish art.

Given their Eastern origin, Moroccan homes have certain qualities that make them warm and welcoming such as outdoor facades with small balconies or a “masria" with many archways.

For women, these balconies were once their windows to the outside world. The outside of the home is often whitewashed and the inside typically has a central courtyard or patio that allows light to bathe the two floors of the building and air to flow through every room.

Then, there’s the tea ceremony, a Moroccan tradition that has lasted for hundreds of years. Tea was introduced to Morocco in the 17th century by a European traveller eager to please the Sultan. The tea was, at first, a luxury. Somewhere between art and philosophy, it is closely associated with the region’s hospitality customs.

If you like the Eastern look, you can incorporate it into your decor or your closet by following these tips. Bring everything together with a neutral base such as white or cream. Prevent the rainbow effect by selecting a maximum of three dominant colours, so you can still appreciate each shade’s subtlety. Last but not least, contrast Eastern textures and designs to discover their richness.
 
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