House design and style inspiration: Moroccan style produces a colourful retreat

Pursuing the redesign of their kid-welcoming basement and household home, Ana Bonilla’s purchasers felt that anything was lacking: a cozy corner just for the grown-ups. “The spouse preferred a colourful place that felt like a lounge,” says the principal of AnaVera Structure. The inspiration? Morocco and Tunisia. Keying off the style for deep reds, oranges, and turquoise, Bonilla pinpointed the ideal fabric — Ikat Carpet by Robert Allen Design and style — that she made use of to upholster a pair of custom made ottomans, the room’s centerpiece. The rest of the pieces from retail stores are no significantly less lively. “They desired to keep furnishings to a minimal, but actually play with mixing styles and colours,” Bonilla suggests.

1. The Tribal Marisela rug by Nuloom is manufactured out of polypropylene, generating it tough and economical. “Although the place is intended for grown ups, they do have little ones,” Bonilla says.

2. Pillows with pom-poms and fringe from Anthropologie punch up the low, lounge-y sectional from Home & Board. “The dim purple velvet pretty much reads as a neutral,” Bonilla states.

3. West Elm drapes with a refined ikat design enable in a lot of mild. “They didn’t want drapes, but the partitions essential softening, so we went sheer with some texture and pattern,” Bonilla states.

4. Bonilla hung a lantern-like pendant mild from Arhaus to emphasize the Moroccan lounge feel. “It throws a pattern on the partitions at evening that they like,” Bonilla states.

5. Bonilla located a classic abstract painting that echoes all the colours in the home at Elizabeth Household Decor & Style in Chestnut Hill. “Art provides uniqueness to a spending budget-aware job,” Bonilla says.

6. A curvy facet desk with a walnut best adds heat and ties to the brass curtain rods. “They did not want added seating or a espresso table, but this does not just take up much space,” Bonilla states.


Marni Elyse Katz is a standard contributor to the Globe Magazine. Send remarks to [email protected]