Since I tend to decorate with a lot of earthy, neutral tones, it’s surprising how much I love spaces that have a global feel with lots of bright colors. For example, I think that these spaces with a Moroccan flair are amazing!
|Jeffers Design Group|
|Jeffers Design Group|
|Martin Lawrence-Bullard Design|
What are some options for home décor pieces that would bring a global-inspired feel into your home? One of my favorites is Serena & Lily’s Moroccan Leather pouf. It is sold in several different colors but my favorite is this gorgeous shade of turquoise. The price on this beauty hurts a bit – $450 (ok, hurts a LOT) – but it could be the difference between a pretty room and an amazing room – it’s just that neat of a piece!
|Serena & Lily’s Moroccan Leather Pouf|
To add a Moroccan touch at a more reasonable price point, look to West Elm – this month they introduced a new line of Moroccan home goods that are pretty fabulous. They aren’t dirt cheap because they are actually made in Morocco through West Elm’s Aid to Artisans program, but they are very reasonably priced for what you are getting.
The core pieces of West Elm’s Moroccan line are these Battani Striped Rugs, which are handwoven from wool and cotton. Apparentlly, the varied stripes signify the weaver’s own family crest and, since they are handmade, each rug varies to some degree in its pattern and sizing. The rugs are approximately 5 x 7 and sell for $399. Aren’t the colors beautiful?!!
|West Elm’s Battani Stripe Rugs|
If you don’t want to invest that much money into spicing up your space, try a few Bassanti Stripe Pillow Covers, which are sewn from the Battani rugs such as the one above. Each one-of-a-kind pillow cover is $69.
|West Elm’s Battani Stripe Pillow Covers|
If not a rug or a pillow, then how about a pouf?! Like the pillows, these poufs are created and sewn from Battani rugs. They are priced at $299. Again, gorgeous!
|West Elm’s Battani Poufs|
|West Elm’s Vintage Moroccan Metal Trays|
|West Elm’s Morocco Headboard|
|World Market’s Ninda Upholstered Queen Bed|
|World Market’s Equine Toss Pillow|
and this elephant toss pillow, both of which are crafted in India and sell for $24.99 each.
|World Market’s Elephant Toss Pillow|
World Market has some new paisley pillows that are fabulous too – they have three paisleys on one side and a single paisley on the other. The paisley toss pillows come in this dark blue color and also in an orange colorway – each pillow sells for $19.99.
|World Market’s Dark Blue Paisley Toss Pillow|
And how about this set of four napkins that is hand block-printed in India ($19.96 for a set of four)?
|World Market’s Hand Block-Print Napkins, Set of 4|
World Market also hit a home run with their new Basanti Hexagon Table, which is handcarved with flowers and has a white wash finish. The cost of this pretty accent table is $149.99.
|World Market’s White Basanti Hexagon Table|
Of course, if the West Elm and World Market pieces are too rich for your blood, head on over to my home away from home – Home Goods! Our Home Goods stores in Cincinnati have had several of these cool Moroccan-inspired accent tables outlined with nailheads. While you can’t see it in the picture, they have a very interesting snakeskin-like texture.