Taking our inspiration from all over the world, it’s time to take you into cultural influences of the culture that is most rich in use of patterns, lively colors and fabrics. Get inspired by the Arabic interior design: dry desserts, relaxing hammams and the most beautiful ‘riads’. Who isn’t attracted to this magical culture? Explore the next most beautiful Arabic interiors from North Africa and the Middle East.
Origin of Riads
The Moroccan traditional house is called a ‘riad’, the word comes from the Arabian term for garden. These houses traditionally have an Andalusian style courtyard, including a fountain. Riads were the homes of the wealthiest people that could afford these homes with all the decorative arts, detailed ornaments and rich fabrics.
Cultural influences on interior design
Privacy is one of the most important aspects to the Arabic cultures, more than other cultures. That’s why traditional riads don’t have windows facing the streets and the houses were always build inward focused, with interior gardens. It allowed the family privacy and protection from all kind of weather conditions. Building the most detailed carved wood work, mosaic, high ceilings and patterned window frames, the Arabic cultures attracts attention of the most famous interior designers in the world. Also us ;).
Complex but Comfortable
Arabic interior design is creating beautiful, warm welcoming and relaxing homes. Who doesn’t want to return to a home like that? The amazing different textures, unusual color combinations and complex motifs are a challenge to work with and that’s exactly why we like it. It’s just different and still very comfortable.
Charming & Contemporary
A lot of people call this interior design style ‘ethnical’, but the truth is that ethnic means a mix of cultures. Create your own ethnic style by combining different flavors of cultures. These next design items will help to create a charming but contemporary look and feel: the silk Fortuny lamps have great motifs, warm light and fit perfect in the Arabic style. Also the Fortuny fabrics seem to match very well! Have a look in the moodboard below and shop the look.
Shop the look: 1. Altare fabric by Fortuny, 2. Oudayas wallpaper by Elitis, 3. Candleholder by Côté Bougie (request/contact us), 4. Cesendello lamps by Fortuny, 5. Box by Cravt Original, 6. Cabinet stingray by Cravt Original, 7. Moroccan wool rug by Abchome 8. Velvet pillow by Kevin O’Brien.
Hopefully we inspired you with Arabic interior design. If you’re looking for a special motif, texture or anything, we are always here to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Posted by Ethnic Chic