How To Bring Moroccan Souk Style To Your 600 Square Feet

Not all of us can rest our heads on a woven berber nestled deep in the lap of a colorful, chic Moroccan paradise that's been a preferred vacation spot and source of inspiration for rock stars and fashion designers alike. Yes, even though she's worked hard to create her own little slice of well-decorated heaven in Marrakech — building her own home, the Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel, and her unconscionably addictive design blog My Marrakesh — Maryam Montague should be counted as one of the lucky ones.
Thankfully, this expert in the distinct local blend of design, architecture, décor, and lifestyle —an aesthetic whose fan base includes everyone from the Rolling Stones to Yves Saint Laurent — isn't above sharing her good fortune. Not only has she just released Marrakesh By Design — a new book filled with advice on bringing Moroccan aesthetics to houses high and low — she's also handing out tips on capturing souk style for any of you R29 readers looking to bring a little bit of boho paradise home to your tiny roosts.
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Click on for inspiration, guidance, cheap finds, and stylish splurges.
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"Moroccan design stresses creativity, the unique, and the global — choosing singular items in a world filled with things from big box stores. After all, why should your stuff look like everyone else’s?"

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“Affordable and gorgeous Moroccan lighting — buy one or wow your friends with a cluster.”

Vivaterra Silver Moroccan Hanging Lamps, $179 – $485, available at Vivaterra.

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"Many Moroccan patterns involve stars. With plenty of bohemian flair, this tapestry provides big impact for tight wallets.”

Urban Outfitters Star Medallion Tapestry, $39, available at Urban Outfitters.

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"Honestly, it's not that hard to inject a little modern Moroccan glamour into your space. A few Moroccan objects and some Moroccan styling and —presto! — you've memorable atmosphere for your next dinner party."

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“Sublime and organic, this Moroccan wedding blanket is believed to protect you from the evil eye ( its glamorous good looks don’t hurt either).”

Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket, $445, available at The Red Souk.

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“Although not explicitly Moroccan, these dishes feature the same focus on differing patterns that look fabulous mixed together.”

West Elm Jali Lattice Dinnerwear, $40 – $56, available at West Elm.

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"We're all so crazy busy these days, so our homes have to offer real relief. They should be inspiring, restorative — places you actually want to spend time in."

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“These poufs are absolutely indispensable for an unmistaken Moroccan touch and fantastic for apartment dwellers needing multi-functional pieces.”

Jonathan Adler Moroccan Pouf, $275, available at Jonathan Adler.

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“Fantastic for outdoor use on your terrace, garden, or illegal rooftop, these lamps are the perfect shade of Moroccan blue.”

Target Home Ceramic Tabletop Lantern, $25, available at Target.

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"In my book, I offer practical tips for helping bring Moroccan flavor into any home on any budget. This isn't about money — it's truly about style."

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“With graphic Moroccan designs, these babies are perfect for framing those you love with style.”

Wisteria Bone Photo Frames, $34, available at Wisteria.

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“This throw hits the perfect note between urban sophistication and Moroccan patterning. Just right for men or women.”

Jayson Home Sepia Throw, $250, available at Jayson Home.

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"There are so many lessons to be drawn from Moroccan style for your wardrobe. Think saturated and inky colors, clean and complex patterning, and hand detailing. Add some skinnies and cool wedges and you’re good to go."

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“Gorgeous and glamorous Moroccan-inspired wallpaper for your closet, bedroom, or hallway. Couldn’t love that gold more!”

Urban Outfitters Marrakesh Honey Wallpaper, $98, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Marrakesh By Design, by Maryam Montague, $29.95, available at booksellers and Amazon.

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