How Moroccan inspired style took this plain patio to the next level

Step inside this cool, Moroccan-influenced patio room and glean some valuable styling tips that you can use in your own outdoor space


How Moroccan inspired style took this plain patio to the next level

Built for privacy, this 32-square-metre covered patio features full-height white curtains and a built-in, upholstered seat that brings a soft element. A metal screen was placed above it to provide interest and will eventually be covered in a flowering vine, adding to the mix of plants displayed in various pots.


The space’s existing Moroccan style was updated by adding a few well-chosen accessories that suit the silver travertine (a form of limestone) floor and concrete-topped table. An existing marble-topped table with metal legs was enhanced by the addition of a large, planted brass urn and a tall hurricane lamp.


Most of the pots used in this outdoor room are white stone or polished concrete with wooden items such as the large candle bowl adding some warmth. The heroes in this space are the verdant plants that thrive in shade, from slender-leafed irises to groundcovers and ferns.


Top tips

  • Mirrors bounce light around and make spaces look bigger, as well as doubling the effect of plants and furnishings.
  • Instead of using lots of colour, create visual drama with pattern and texture.
  • Choose plants that can cope with very little sun.


Words by: Deborah Grant. Photography by: Natalie Hunfalvay.

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