Riads & Gypsies

Of all the 2011 shelter trends, this one is near and dear to my heart. There’s something about riads, Marrakech, and Morocco that make me swoon (you can likely blame Casa Blanca). I have long been obsessed with the Kingdom of Morocco. Watching the vivid patterns and geometric shapes of Moroccan culture infiltrate interiors and design is pure bliss.

Here’s an example of a riad (a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden) in Medina that will have you swooning for Moroccan details, too.

The space is exotic and elegant, combining tradition with minimalism. The delicate details and sensual doorways can come live at my house any day. And don’t even get me started on the bed. I want that bed.

Here are five gorgeous products to bring a hint of Marrakech into your own space.

1. Moroccan Hanging Lamp – Viva Terra, $149
2. Kasbah End Table – Anthropologie, $598
3. Facet Glass – Tine K Home, £8
4. Antique Trays – John Derian, Call for pricing
5. Moroccan Leather Pouffe – Graham & Green, £129

Moroccan influence is only the first part of the global eclectic trend I think will take over interiors. The second component is Bohemian style, complete with gypsy ephemera. The vivid colors and patterns of the Bohemian style have graced the pages of EcoSalon several times before. Get inspired by bold colors in Arild or eclectic details in Stockholm – both previous EcoSalon Home Tours from Sweden.

Don’t forget to read about the rest of our 2011 shelter trends.

(Photographs by Paola Miozza for Marie Claire Italy. This riad was spotted at Desire to Inspire.)