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design obsession: moroccan style

Morocco: A magical land, rich in history, culture, and charm.

It’s no secret that it’s top 10 on my bucket list.  I dream of traveling to Marrakech, strolling through the marketplace, and photographing architectural and scenic wonders that are like no other.

The style is timeless.  A constant influence to so much of the design and fashion world today.  The attention to detail is impeccable, from the arches and architecture, to the refinements of the tile and latticework.

So naturally, I adore anything inspired by this amazing place.

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Wallpaper by Urban Outfitters!

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Behold the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh.  DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS.

This freakin pool!!!

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Everybody needs a lil Moroccan in their life. 🙂

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a)  Light fixtures, Viva Terra   –  b) Teal Moroccan Veridigris Earrings, from Christina Nicole via Etsy  –  c) Geometric Cuff in Grey, Deja Vu  –  d) Sandals, Charlotte Russe  –  e) One Shoulder Dress, Deja Vu    –    f) Carthage Pierced Lantern, Home Decorators   –    g) Tahla Lantern, Z Gallerie  –   h) Rug, Ikea   –     i) Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria   –    j) Moroccan Inspired Photo Frame, Wisteria   –   k) 4 Door Mirrored Console, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)  –     l) Votive cups, Z Gallerie   –    m) Jacqui Coffee Table in White, Bungalow 5    –    n) Light Fixture, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)    –   o) J.L. Rhein Pillow, Wayfair   –     p) Macau End Table, Home Decorators

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color story: tangerine + teal

What says “helllooo summer” more than sunny tangerine and refreshing teal??  Tangerine was named Pantone’s 2012 Color of the year, and teal is one of the hottest colors right now.  Pair them together and you get a match made in hue heaven.   Orange and Blue are actually opposites on the color wheel – meaning they naturally compliment each other.  (Whoever said opposites attract was dead on!)    What do you think??

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The 2 colors pop in this living room by Tobi Fairley

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Love this!

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(All photos link back to their source, if known)

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Great finds for one of this summer’s best color combos:

a) All Decked Out Dress, ModCloth

b) Burak Uyan Tangerine Sandals, Avenue 32

c) Penny Gibbous Moon Bracelet, Posh Locket

d) Tangerine & Teal Jeweled Bib, A Cut Above Boutique

e) Bright Side Clutch, Nine West

f) Moselle Sofa, Bentley Churchill, (available to the trade only – contact me to order)

g) Mrs Godfrey Chair in Tuileries Tangerine, Jonathan Adler

h) Lola Side Table, Urban Outfitters

i) Fabrics: (clockwise from top) –  36140-35 and 73023-19 , both by Duralee,  Sun & Shade Sea Scallop Coral Reef (outdoor fabric) by Waverly

j)  Capri Bottle Lamp, Jonathan Adler

k)  Lattice Rug in Blue, PB Teen

design obsession: southwestern modern

Aztec prints, geometric patterns,  bold colors, natural materials, animal inspirations are all part of the Southwestern design style.  Versatile, this look can mesh with a traditional ranch or modern abode.   

While this look seems like a new design trend,  it actually dates back hundreds of years.  The style tells a story of those who inhabited the southwest region of our country in the 18th & 19th centuries.   It’s a mix of Native American & Spanish influences.  While it’s probably the most popular in states like Arizona and New Mexico, the style is sweeping the country one home at a time. 

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Keeping this look simple and clean gives it the sophistication for today’s modern world. 

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Love this look!!

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Fun modern interpretation of an Aztec pattern, by Austin artist and textile designer, Leah Duncan.

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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Fun wallpaper!

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Look at those doors! So cool!  Love the light fixture, too.

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Design Sponge had a preview of Refinery 29’s new office.  The theme: you guessed it. Southwestern Modern!

(All above photos link back to original source, if known)

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So many unique finds and southwestern inspired objects!  Check it below.

a) Geo Stripe Tapestry, Urban Outfitters

b) Aztec iPhone Case, Society 6

c) For Eternity Dress, Deja Vu

d) RLR5851B Ralph Lauren Rug, Safavieh

e) Hand Beaded Dangle Earrings, Rock Sugar Studio, Etsy.com

f) Vintage Southwestern Metal Cuff Bracelet,  Planet Daisy World, Etsy.com

g) Outdoor Small Aztec lumbar pillow, Frontgate

h)  Cast Iron Antler Wall Hook, Jenny Nolan, Etsy.com

i) Panama Crossing Wedges, Threadsence

j) Twisted Ikat Tank, Forever 21

color story: turquoise + lime

Turquoise and lime.  2 of my favorite colors of all time.  But how do they look together…? Obviously stunning.  Too much of a good thing is…well… fabulous!

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I LOVE this bedroom. The wallpaper and chair fabric are wonderful.

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These two colors are best accented against a white backdrop.

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 Green walls blue door!

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Look at those eyes!

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Spend the first few months of your life here and your destined to grow up with good taste.

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This tile makes my life complete. Seriously.

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My picks for turquoise + lime?  You got it.

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A) Audrey Brooke Betty Slingback Pump, DSW……    B) Madeline Chair, Urban Outfitters….  C)  Vent Pillow, Cococozy……  D) Quatrefoil Pillow, Cococozy……  E) Eilleen Kathryn Boyd  Fabrics by Duralee, (top to bottom:  15387-579 ,15377-246 , 15370-554) …… F) Kamal Vase, Z Gallerie…..   G) Pendant Necklace by Kate & Co. Jewelry, Etsy.com….  H)  Mexicali Smocked Maxi Dress, Old Navy