Following a trip round the globe, stylist Amber Armitage shows us how to take inspiration from Morocco when styling your home
How to decorate a room inspired by Moroccan style
A visit to Marrakech is a feast for the senses, an intense fusion of colours, smells and sounds. Retreating into the beautiful riads (traditional homes with interior courtyards) and gardens was a welcome escape from crowded bazaars crammed with colourful goods. I fell in love with the contrast of plants against the chalky pink tones of the city walls.
- Set the scene with a large photo or print of a Moroccan scene and use its colours in your scheme.
- Bring in the plants The hardy plants of arid climates bring a space to life and are easy to care for.
- Mix natural-fibre baskets and textural cushions with more contemporary elements.
- Don’t be afraid of things that look a little worn; they can bring a feeling of earthiness to a space.
- A collection of floor cushions can create the perfect spot to relax with a book.
- Give a room a subtle Moroccan vibe by trying a combination of chalky pinks and foliage greens.
Get the look
- Moroccan Rooftops unframed A0 print, $490, from Amber Armitage.
- Faux palm, $579, from Amber Armitage.
- Calcha embroidered cushion, $99.90, from Citta.
- Angulo cushion cover (by cactus), $59.90, from Citta.
- Large pillar candle, $99.90, from Citta.
- African grain basket, $295, from Indie Home Collective.
- Elena Renker x Mark Antonia autumn candle, $79, from Mark Antonia.
- Amber Armitage x Mood Store painted pots, from $95, from Mood Store.
- Terracotta pot, $39, from Kings Plant Barn.
- Wall painted in Resene ‘Dawn Chorus’, floor in Resene ‘Permanent Green’.
Created and styled by: Amber Armitage. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins/Flash Studios.