Moroccan inspired design

Posted on February 8, 2016

Morocco has often been the subject of lush and romantic fantasy. The country is extremely diverse, rich in cultural, traditions and history and its highly integrated in interior design as well. What is often described as Moroccan style its has its origin in Moorish architecture. Moorish architecture was quite common and continue to be seen through the Arab regions of North Africa as well as on the Iberian Peninsula. Some of the most common characteristics of Moorish architecture including arches, domes, courtyards, and decorative tile work, all of which are well represented in the homes included here.

Characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways and colorful fabrics and it comes as no surprise that this style become quite popular around the World.

This particular house is rich with Moroccan details, but also draws inspirations from the simplicity of Scandinavian design, despite the fact that the home is actually situated in Doha, Qatar.

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The horseshoe arches are extremely common in Moroccan design and are characterized by a large round arch atop a straighter, narrower doorway (or in this case, indentation). In fact, they may also be referred to as Moorish arches (or keyhole arches).File_003 (1) File_004 (1)

Images in this post are showing one of the most stunning and vibrant modern examples done by Mimar interior design studio.

Colorful textiles, from upholstery to wall hangings, can indicated Moroccan influence as well.

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Any room or home with a peaked doorway can immediately be categorized as having at least some influence from Moroccan design.

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Any room or home with a peaked doorway can immediately be categorized as having at least some influence from Moroccan design. A Moroccan riad is usually characterized by an elaborately carved skylights that were open to the air.

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This decidedly modern bathroom uses the Moroccan style as a jumping off point for contemporary decor. The archway, for instance, is a classic example of the Moroccan look, but instead of using brightly colored tile mosaics, here we see flashy silver

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