Friday, March 19, 2010

Moroccan Outdoor Flair

I don't know about you, but I absolutely adore Moroccan architecture
and design.  This was a budget patio makeover for a space that
previously looked very bare.  Morocco has this air of mystery and
allure to it.  The makeover is super fun and filled with color.

A lot of the materials were reused vintage pieces or common items
easily purchased at a store that were repurposed.  Add paint and
some fun Moroccan tea glasses and voila!

This little fountain is definitely one of the highlights of the
makeover.  Love the upholstered bench next to it as well.

Here's another home with a patio that has gone with a distinctly Moroccan
 motif.  Moroccan furniture is very unique in its low flat design and fabrics
 that come in a myriad of colors.

Another modern interpretation of Moroccan outdoor
living with colorful lanterns.

I love this very layered and "lived in" look.

The great think about Moroccan decor is that it's
easy to mix textures, fabrics and accessories.

I love what the ownders did with their gazebo.  They
outfitted it with low, streamlined frames and covered
the sitting area with Moroccan mattresses and tons
of throw pillows and throws.  The colors are bright
and fresh. 

Found this fabulous book on Moroccan decor.
For more Moroccan inspiration, this is a fun

In the meantime, spring and summer are just
around the corner.  Hopefully this post has
jumpstarted some ideas for outdoor living.

Photos from HGTV and Domino