A unique home can tell us different stories and can be inspired by varied cultures. One culture that frequently influence design is Moroccan architecture.
We are in Marrakech, and one of the main factors that distinguishes Moroccan style is the use of Colors. Not only in gardens but also in interiors, Moroccan homes are full of colors. They are mainly blues, green, oranges and of course reds.
To understand more about this style we need to understand a little more of Morocco.
Throughout the centuries Morocco was open to different cultures and its architecture has been inspired by different styles like Arab, Berber, Spanish, French and Italian. The country traded different construction materials with many countries, like Carrara Marble from Italy, exchanged with sugar.
Marble, stone in general, metal and wood are the main materials used in Moroccan architecture. They are used in different ways, creating beautiful patterns. Geometric patterns are important characteristics of Moroccan style. Patterns appears in many design elements: from textiles and rugs, to patterns created with carved wood, taking inspiration by the mashrabiya windows, and of course in the beautiful mosaics, handmade, piece by piece by local artisans.
As you can understand, craftsmanship is very important for Moroccan design. Only selected artisans can cut mosaic tiles and create beautiful designs on large surfaces like floors, walls or ceilings.
One of the most important aspects of Moroccan style has its roots in the classic architecture: symmetry. Symmetry is defined by a balanced distribution of components on the opposite sides of a central line, creating a mirrored image of the other.