Lori Dennis Celebrity Luxury Interior Designer | Blog

A blog about luxury and green living by top interior designer Lori Dennis

Interior Designers

The Midcentury Moroccan Look Design Trend-Setters are Coveting

10 Tips to Get the Style In Your Home

How to Get the Midcentury Moroccan Look Design Trend-Setters are Coveting It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a time capsule of California-past. Modernism Week is a time for celebrating the architecture that made this place a Midcentury haven and raise funds to preserve this historical landscape. This year, the featured home tour was that of a Mid-century Moroccan themed estate that had everybody talking! It is the perfect combination of styles (Mid-century Modern, Hollywood Regency, California Cool, Bohemian) that design trend-setters and taste-makers alike can’t shake. This is Modernism Week’s first Showcase Home by Thomboy Properties. This is a one of a kind custom-built home from 1975 by architect Hal Lacy recently renovated to modern luxury. 10 Tips to Get the Mid Century Moroccan Look in Your Home Even if you’re not planning on buying a mid-century fixer upper in Palm Springs to entirely transform, you can still get the Mid-century Moroccan look yourself with a few accessory upgrades and design projects. Read on because we’re breaking down the 3 main ingredients in the Mid Century Moroccan style: Glamour, Modernism, and, of course, Moroccan Accents. Learn more about the property here |  Photography Klaus Moser The Glamorous Elements: 1. Edgy Color Palette For this modern moroccan feel, you’re going to want to select a palette that isn’t as earthy as you might ordinarily see in a midcentury home. Jonathan Adler and Christopher Kennedy’s work are both great references for palette. They both do a great job incorporating unexpected colors into midcentury designs to glam them up. But even if you don’t want to go for as loud a palette, think more along the lines of magenta and matte black (rather than rust and brown as you so often see in these dated, desert properties). This is going to give your home a modern, edgier look.   2. Lighting for Entertaining One of the reasons so many design fans are converting this look right now is not just because it is aesthetically pleasing, but because it’s all about crafting the perfect space for entertaining. One of the best ways to achieve that functionality is to be sure it’s lit correctly: light in layers and emphasize height with glam, statement lighting, in the typical mid-century fashion. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B00BXGUFCI,B007RM4E8S,B00INCL344,B017L22P1G,B0719PGQF8,B076BBML5X,B06XCNJWQL,B01NCSUZMJ"; 3. Sparkle & Shine! True glamour is subtle and lies in the details. Table legs and kitchen details should emphasize shine with some gold accents. And don’t be afraid to mix metals for a layered, designer touch! And rather than leather and tweeds, op’t for suedes and velvets. Rock n’ Roll, baby! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B06XTCL9KC,B071KCZ1RS,B06XG1PR2R,B00UT1EC0E,B00DONMF8U"; The Midcentury Desert Elements:     4. Desert Vibes No desert home is complete without some landscaping that plays with scale. Usually we recommend low-maintenance succulents, especially in the desert, but if you truly want to achieve the Mid-century Moroccan aesthetic, go for a mix of larger palms as well! Watch how I made over my own Midcentury Ranch Style Home: 5. Lounge Furniture There is a reason midcentury furnishings are integrated into so many homes in Southern California. There is an inherent lounginess to them that fits in perfectly with a California-cool, indoor-outdoor home and the desert is no exception. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B075THHKFB,B0783NL6SQ,B015WNB5Y4,B06W9LQKM9,B078MWGJ7M,B072M8QB87,B06WW8SBDB,B075ZWLX64"; 6. Large Scale Art The large scale art in this home draws you through the space, gallery style and helps define the space as a funky, poppy environment. SUNRISE SUNSET by PAPER DAHLIA | Click to Shop Click to Enlarge & Shop A Taste of Morocco 7. Moroccan Accessories This is where you’re going to showcase pattern and geometry and bring in the Moroccan style. An easy way to do this is through patterned throw pillows and blankets and stylish divider screens. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B003L8MDHQ,B00YB0RUXK,B075SN4BK6,B071VJLFBB,B075ZWLX64,B073YDB9NF,B01DPVEFYM,B0764M1N18"; 8. Geometric Tile You know we love a good geometric statement tile! We can find a way to make them work in just about any style home, but they’re an intrinsic piece in any mid-century Moroccan home. It’s a great way to get creative and custom in your home. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B074WJNM5M,B074WJ2DSC,B01I2XF3D0,B01MUG25UY,B00VVW2CPM,B0741S5RTG,B074WJ3FB8,B072YD7JLF"; 9. Rugs When you think of Moroccan design, what comes to mind first? Probably the gorgeous rugs! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01DW94S3A,B073WWM6HT,B01AIKWYEG,B01DW91UCC,B01LX66NX2,B01AIN2YUM,B00S70BX7Y,B00AW0U76U"; 10. Indoor Outdoor Style We'd be remissed if we didn't revisit the point of indoor-outdoor style: One of the beautiful things about this Estella property is it's large windows that let natural sunlight pour in. Working with what is outside first, and letting that dictate your design choices can help edit your home and keep it fresh and modern.  


5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Wellness Retreat

What you put on your body in the shower is essentially important. You want to be sure it’s clean, and doesn’t include toxins like sulfates and fragrances. But you don’t have to sacrifice luxury when you go green. Here are some great clean beauty options to complete your ultimate wellness retreat.


Home Decor to Turn Up The Romance in Your Master Bedroom

These home accessories really set the mood

Sexy Bedding for Your Master Bedroom We can all look at a design to determine whether it fits our aesthetic, but a good design is most importantly determined by how it feels when you are in the space. Soft to the touch, this round up of bedding is soft, sexy, and sure to amp up the romance in your master bedroom. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B06X15RY2R,B00VGR4VW4,B06XG1XVTN,B01H1H41R2"; Mirrored Furniture and Accessories Mirrors are a great design detail for so many reasons: They serve so many functions besides helping you determine if your having a bad hair day. They can be gorgeous wall decor, help make you space appear larger, and when installed strategically, they help to bounce light evenly around the room, elevating the ambiance. Modern mirrored furniture is very on-trend right now and mirrored traditional pieces lend their timeless glamour. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B004BSF818,B01J9UINKU,B06XFMC17Z,B00OCUZY14"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; Large-Scale Art for Master Bedrooms Expresses the personality of your master bedroom with a large scale piece of art. Here are some of my favorite finds that can really define and anchor your space. Click Image to Shop Large Scale Art amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B071KHKGLD,B01H2IV3M6,B01BO4AL1S,B014RGUS6S"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; Flower Power What’s more romantic and luxurious than beautiful flowers displayed in a gorgeous vase?  Accessorize with an elegant vase that looks fabulous regardless of whether it’s on its own or full of flowers. Or invest in some low-maintenance plants like small succulents, that only have to be watered every couple of weeks, to improve the air quality of your bedroom and add a little life year-round. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B007ZY4QN6,B001MX2HO6,B01D5QTTLG,B071FH59SD"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; Sensual Scents for Master Bedrooms For such tiny items, scented candles have the potential to really elevate a space by appealing to all of our senses: They are warm and romantic and a sexy light source. Even when unlit, they are still beautiful decorative objects. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B003H4GL7M,B000YBFJQU,B00A5DJVSO,B00429KMH6"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; Organization Systems for Your Master Bedroom Last but not least….For me, nothing is a bigger turn-off than clutter. You can have a beautifully and professionally designed space only to ruin it immediately with too much clutter. But organization can be fun too! Keep your master bedroom looking fine with cute catch-alls and trays on console or side tables, and other organization systems for closets and in drawers that are quick, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01MS6E3SS,B01N134IJW,B01A8MF7RU,B01GVW691O"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "";