I couldn't help but be captivated by the Moroccan style we saw on our recent trip.
Intricately painted tiles,
geometric patterns, and
beautiful pottery all blend together to make the style so visually pleasing. Moroccan style combines the best of Moorish and European influences, and although the style has been around for centuries, it has recently gained popularity in the US, especially with well known retailers such as West Elm and Pier 1 featuring samplings in their shops.
On this trip, I was particularly fascinated by the doors. This one, with two door knockers, is especially functional. The bottom knocker was for someone on foot--the top one for someone on horseback.
Note the colors,
and the carvings
so typical of the region.
Also fascinating to me were the Moroccan lanterns sold everywhere,
many times with colored panes of glass,
and found in all shapes and sizes
at the local souk (market)
or even in the shops on the street.
Just one more fascinating side of the country of Morocco!
Would you ever consider adding a Moroccan touch to your own interiors?
Next blog, the souk--the final installment in my Moroccan series.