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Vicki Payne of “For Your Home” Highlights Moroccan Design

Design expert Vicki Payne, host and producer of “For Your Home” on PBS, recently looked at how to incorporate Morocco’s unique aesthetics into your home decor:

Designers are using Moroccan furniture and accessories to create a look that is luxurious and to bring a touch of the exotic into our lives. The effect of Moroccan designs can be powerful and soothing.

The country of Morocco absorbs elements of surrounding cultures: France, Spain and Portugal. It is also strongly influenced by proximity to the Mediterranean, Africa and Persia as well as traditions of Islam. When all these cultures, colors and traditions mesh, a unique style emerges.

Color and craftsmanship are the two defining elements of Moroccan decor. The colors are designed to punctuate the surrounding sea, sand and sky of the country. Light is an essential element of the Moroccan style. Natural light floods into Moroccan homes. Lighting fashioned from metal, colored glass and wood creates a romantic mood within the interiors of Moroccan residences. Craftsmanship is evident in even the smallest accessory.

Continue reading at The Miami Herald

Photo credit: Gary Denness.

Photo credit: Gary Denness.

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