Hello, everyone! I've got a little something different this week for you, and I hope that you enjoy it ;) Instead of a themed roundup, I thought I would do a post on creating a space. I have always loved the Moroccan style and hope to be able to visit there some day. Are you ready for some color, some pattern?
Item #1 is from ArtMosaicLamps
These lamps are so gorgeous! I like that these are simple, but I also like the brightly colored lamps as well. The length of these lamps is 38 inches but it can be customized to your liking. There is also a customization option for the globes as well. Aside from globes, highly detailed lanterns would also evoke a Moroccan style.
Item #2 is from TraditionalCarpets
This rug looks to soft and allows you to set the scene for your Moroccan oasis. This particular rug is acutally a Beni Ourain rug and is the softest you will ever run in to because it's made of 100% sheep wool. Can you imagine the feeling under your feet!!?! I bet it's wonderful. I like that the pattern is very minimal but still adds detail to the floor area. You may think these rugs are pricey, but you are getting an authentic Moroccan rug that is created in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco--it doesn't get any better than that!
Item #3 is from pillowme
I really love the deep, rich colors of this pillow. The combination is actually quite striking. Kilims are usually aged for several years and colored with vegetal dyes, which come from a single source or a combination of sources like roots, berries, barks, or seeds. This pillow is handwoven from Anatolia and Middleast Kilim fragments. Each one is cut from leftover carpet, making each one completely and totally unique! These pillows are about 16 inches by 24 inches in size and do not include the pillow insert (allows you to pick one based on your liking).
Item #4 is from Recycledillumination
I have always wanted one of these star lights! I always thought they were so neat with there geometry. This light hangs and includes a candelabra bulb that can be changed through a little door. I feel like these would be great for pretty much any room in your home, especially areas that you want to make look nice and cozy. This design is actually known as the Moravian Star, and it's geometric shape is the great stellated dodecahedron (reminds me of my high school chemistry class when we made crystal shapes). For more history on this awesome light check out Apartment Therapy's post here.
Item #5 is from IndigoandRust
oh, how I love architectural salvage stores! I went to one in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and was amazed at the variety of items they had. This re-purposed mirror is actually from a reclaimed Indian door panel. Yes, I said Indian..there are lots of similarities between the architecture. This would be a great addition to a bathroom, entryway, bedroom, or a space you want to open up.
Item #6 is from ruralkantha
Oh, how I love anything kantha! The fabrics are gorgeous--so colorful and pretty patterns. I actually have a kantha throw, and I love it! I feel like it adds a little somethin'-somethin' to the room--a little pizzazz! (I really want to get another piece!) These are made from vintage kantha bedspreads and are sewn together to form the pouf shape. This particular pouf will come without the interior stuffing, so you will need to work on your pouf-packing skills (it's not difficult; you just want to make sure it is firm).
Item #7 is from MoroccanTribal
In my opinion, you can never have too many blankets! Sometimes you need a really plush one, and other times, you need one that will keep you warm. This is a wool blanket that would be perfect for your bed or as a throw on your couch or over-sized chair. The pom poms add a nice playful touch to it , I think. The wool for these blankets is cleans and hand spun by local women in Fes and are then hand woven by local artisans. All colors are natural dyes, and most any color is possible, so customization is an option.
Item #8 is from DeCorPasedena
This coffee table is hand carved from teak. It has very intricate detail with the spindles and lattice work around the sides. With this table, you will not have to worry about your things piling up under it because you really cannot put stuff underneath it, but it is possible that your cat or dog may knock one of their play toys under. Maybe it is the best place to corral those items! I think a coffee table is must in any living area, because it kind of ties the room together plus you need to have somewhere to put your drink and maybe a couple of reading materials. My fiance would probably argue that point with the idea that it's a place to accumulate junk (not if you pick your stuff up) and it's in the way if you open the foot rest and lay back (we don't all stretch out as far as we can handsome!).
Item #9 is from LoomSweetLoom
Isn't this tray gorgeous?! I love the detail it has. I could see this having multiple uses. You could display candles, a small plant with some books, drinks, etc. I could really see using different sizes of these and layering them or creating a wall display! Kind of DIY wall art! This is also another authentic Moroccan piece to add to the charm of your home.
Item #10 is from MedallionsPlusStore
I saw these tiles and was drawn to them immediately. I actually want them in my own kitchen when we get around to renovating it!! I don't think that the use of this is limited to the kitchen either...I could see it being used for an accent wall in the living area, bathroom, or bedroom! Your options are pretty much limitless with this. I love it because it is so different from what you would normally see in tile work and because of it's neat geometry. This set comes as a 12 x 12 inch tile, so you will need more than one to complete your project.
That's all for what you need to create your own Moroccan oasis. I hope you've gotten some ideas from these items I've shown you and I hope you've garnered a new appreciation for the Moroccan style! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.