Mediterranean Furniture Style
When you are looking for Mediterranean furniture, the word “Marrakech” comes up often. For instance, there is the Marrakech fountain, the Marrakech cabinet, the Marrakech door, the Marrakech tile, and the Marrakech sun lamp, to name a few. This Mediterranean furniture is labeled “Marrakech” because it is made by artisans in the Southern capital of Morocco.
In the artwork, you can see a hint of French and Belgian influence, but mostly Arab and Berber tradition. All woodwork is intricately carved and is as sturdy as the Atlas Mountains that border the South of Morocco. The brilliant colors dancing on your Mediterranean furniture are as stunning as the magnificent Majorelle Gardens. In the streets of the Moroccan kasbah, in the Main Square of Medina, in the foothills of the mountains, you will find local craftsmen selling their pottery, furniture, and treasures. For those of us who cannot afford the trip right now, there is Mediterranean “Marrakech” furniture.
You will also notice a lot of Mediterranean furniture in the “Moorish” tradition as well. Moorish architecture describes a style that flourished in North Africa, Portugal, and Spain, where the Moors ruled from 711 – 1492. There was a revival in the mid-1920s where bulbous domes and Mohammedan arches were sprouting up everywhere. Lacy wooden carvings, jewel-inspired artwork, floral patterns, golden-brown pottery with blue designs over top and geometrical shapes characterized the Moorish style. Here you can find Moorish tables, tiles, doors, fountains, benches, mirrors, chairs, and chests. Read also: Mediterranean Architecture Style
A third distinctive style of Mediterranean furniture on our site is labeled “Arabian Nights”. Americans have always been fascinated by Arabic folklore that includes Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin’s Magic Lamp and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. These stories that make up the 1,001 Arabian Nights collection date all the way back to 800 AD and have since spawned dozens of movies, books, plays, musicals, and animations. The furniture — which includes a bench, headboard, lamp, lantern, table and throw blanket – is among our most captivating. Laden in rich red and gold, these items boast a distinctive taste suitable for a sultan.
The “Sevilla” style of Mediterranean furniture is named after Seville, the artistic, cultural and economic capital of Southern Spain. Lavishly decorated, Seville holds a fortune in gold and showcases an amalgamation of Neoclassical, Medieval and Gothic designs. In our Sevilla collection, you will notice a lot of blues and greens, along with different colored lines following the same pattern. Tiles, fountains, mirrors, candle holders, chests, tables, and lamps can all be purchased in this ornate Spanish-influenced style. Read also: 50+ Modern Tropical Architecture Design
Whether you are into Marrakech, Moorish, Arabian Night or Sevilla designs, you are bound to fall in love with the Mediterranean furniture collections we have to offer. If you are not sure where to start collecting, just type one of these styles into our search engine and you will see a number of furniture pieces to choose from, taking all the guesswork out of your home decoration. You will not need to call a professional to arrange it all if you find a distinctive style that best suits your tastes.
For more info, please visit us at Star of Morocco, whose primary specialty is in Mediterranean furniture and Mediterranean decor Please visit us, to learn more about Moroccan hanging lanterns and about their different usages.
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