Attractive, mysterious Moroccan style in the architecture, landscape design, interior creates absolutely special atmosphere. Visiting the house of this style, you literally find yourself in the Eastern fairy tale, you may touch the historical secrecies of the previous centuries Africa.
Moroccan style unifies in a remarkable manner the artistic traditions of Phoenicia and Mauritania, Africa, and France, Greece and Spain, many other states. This style is the concentration of the brightest colors, sophisticated ornaments and carved items. Besides, with the flow of time, Moroccan direction continues developing, replenishing its potential with new trends in the designer arts.
Exterior and landscape
Architectural peculiarities for the Moroccan style are numerous arch apertures of both simple and sophisticated shapes, galleries and colonnades, balconies and terraces. The adjoining land plot imitates the landscape of the subtropical climate of the southern climates, i.e. the cactuses, aloe and kalanchoe bunches, lianas and palm trees will be very appropriate
The walking part of the yard is usually laid with the paving stones or paving slabs:
No Moroccan house may do without the patios. This is an ancient tradition of the Moroccan architecture. The flooring should be covered with tiles, the ceramic floor vases shall be placed throughout the patio. Convenient and comfortable furniture, open fire and water reservoirs with fountains invite to rest in such patios
The interior peculiarities
As Moroccan style initially presupposes the mixture of other directions, the designers, arranging the internal part of the house in such ethnic style, freely unify the ancient folk traditions with the modern European trends. This allows creating a universal, comfortable and extraordinary interior in one premise.
In the sitting room the traditional stylistic peculiarities (mosaic floors, walls, marble details) and modern comfortable furniture may coexist
One more obligatory condition for the Moroccan house is carpets with the most incredible patterns, bright in colors. The floors in the sitting room, in the canteen and bedroom are decorated with the carpets
Yellow, golden, orange, terracotta, brown are used as the typical colors or African desert
The White color is given a special place as a symbol of purity and long-living. Walls, ceiling and furniture may be white
For finishing the walls of the interior, apart from the traditional stone and ceramic tile, different types of textured plasterwork of granular or smooth texture are used
In one room mosaic tile, wood and beaten elements perfectly match each other
The abundance of carved wooden and beaten elements differentiates the Moroccan style from other African directions. The figured balustrades, separating the balcony and spiral staircase inside the house look really successful
Traditional furniture for rest in Moroccan style is wooden with the sophisticated carved details, without acute angles. Cover of the soft tissues, usually velvet or atlas
It should be noted that the Moroccan style is subdivided into luxurious, (“royal”) and simple, laconic (rustic). In one house the furniture items of both directions may perfectly coexist. For instance, the wooden bureaus, islands and buffets with the brushing effect look perfect
And in the canteen the expensive furniture fitted with marble or granite, furniture of expensive wood species successfully contrasts with the rough board floor
Décor details and accessories
The ceramic dishes decorated with mosaic or paintings, metal trays and pitchers, painted jewelry boxes and chests, beaten chandeliers are perfect attributes of the Moroccan interior
Jacquard textile − is a later acquisition of the Moroccan style, but they perfectly fit each other
Exotic panel of natural stone of freakish shape and amazing plot underlines the extravagance and uniqueness of the interior
To sum up, the eclectic Moroccan style fits the people with the ideological creative impulses who love the diversity, bright colors and space.