A warm decorating style
Looking through my magazines, catalogs, and online retailers a desert vibe is definitely going on. Anything from a Moroccan to Southwestern feel. The Moroccan/global type style has been popping up in things for quite a while, but the southwestern look was last seen in the nineties for those that do not live in the American Southwest.
Forget the native prints on absolutely everything in the room, the art featuring Native Americans, turquoise, and fringe. The look now has taken the sunset colors and patterns used sparingly to give this style a much needed update.
A single color palette can work for both style, Moroccan and Southwestern. Keep the furniture in a creamy neutral color and liven it up with bold dashes of dusty terracotta and turquoise. The following two styleboards I created uses the exact same furniture, lamps, rug, and color story. Just changing out art and accessories can give the room a whole new look. No need to redo your whole room or color palette.
A few tribal print pillows and succulent art and plants give this living room a subtle southwestern style. You can add a bit more southwest style with cactus prints on the pillows and art and few live cacti on the tabletops or floor.
To add a Moroccan style to the room switch out the tribal print pillows, art, and table decor. Add some fret work lanterns, mosaic wall decor, a few pillows with fret work and camels, and a palm in place of the succulent arrangement.
Just a few touches of the any given style is all you need. Both rooms could add a few more touches without being in danger of going overboard, but remember when working with themed styles less is more. Too much of either style will make it feel like a staged set or store window not an actual living space.
I have a new design package on my list of services This will be an outdoor room, patio, or other seasonal use space. It will include the Styleboard, renderings, and floor plan like my other packages, but will focus on the outdoor spaces. Check it out here.