Still Hip: Moroccan Patterns

I was asked the other day if sunburst mirrors were still “in”.  I am of the school of thought that if something works and you LOVE it it’s always “in”!  There are certain shapes, patterns and decor items that may be white hot at a certain time but that does not necessarily mean they are trendy and will be “out” later.  Some classics are born that way (the sunburst mirror being one of them…ikat is another good example).  One of the most prevalent modern patterns right now is Moroccan influences geometry.  I think this pattern is now pretty classic and is something those with modern and traditional tastes enjoy.  Here are some examples of great items available:

These iPhone and iPad covers from TechCandy are so fabulous (check out the other patterns on their site too).

How amazing are this changing table and crib from Petitnest???

We just spec’d drapes made out of Kravet’s Windsor Smith Riad fabric and I am quite enamored with the look (FYI, this was paired with a very traditional Persian style rug and decor and it really made the room look fresh!)

I cannot WAIT for Jill Rosenwald’s new rugs to come out this month…especially this one!

These mirrors from Macy’s would look great in a series on a wall.

Pillows from Shop Ten 25

Tile form Edgewater Studio

and this one from Walker Zanger which I used in a kitchen (below) and LOVED!


  1. Thank you for debunking the myth that home furnishings and accessories will go in and out of style – if you love a piece and it works, that’s all that really matters. I really like the patterning on the tiles – subtle but still so interesting!


  2. Love those tiles.. I totally agree with you that if something works for is ‘in’…infact, I did a post on ikat today…on it’s timelessness and check it out when you have a moment..xx meenal

  3. just got me some samples of very similar patterned REMOVABLE wallpaper for the entry way. come and see it once it’s up!

  4. You would love my master bedroom – gold on gold striped Cole & Son wallpaper, Moroccan brass punched pendant lamp, 3x quatrefoil mirrors, huge gold gong above the bed, Lelievre fabric curtains and Kenzo bedlinen. My little hide away based on my travels.

  5. I so agree that Moroccan patterns are timeless. In fact, they’ve been hip for centuries! I have a whole chapter about Moroccan patterns in my forthcoming coffee table book on Moroccan interior design:-)

  6. Enjoyed this post because I love the quatrefoil pattern! Really great pillows and tiles. I want a nice rug with this pattern.

  7. Love the tiles – great use of them in a modern kitchen. The mirrors are fantastic – I would put a group og them over a bed.

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