Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Show me some Moor...

One of my all time favorite patterns is the Moorish trellis. It is a beautiful intricate pattern which can take on a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common version is the style I use as a background on ParkdaleAve.com! The term "Moorish" derives from "Moors" - a group of people who ruled North Africa, Spain and Portugal during the middle-ages. In architecture, the Moorish style is characterized by pointed arches, onion domes and intricate patterns. This trellis (also known as Moroccan trellis) has definitely withstood the test of time. From pillows to curtains, wallpaper to rugs, the Moorish trellis can be spotted everywhere in the interior design world these days!

Indulge in a few of my favorite applications...

Meredith Heron Design

Studio Ten 25

Bella Mancini

Graham Moss Interiors

Lorraine Vale

Studio Ten 25

Design Amour

Pottery Barn

Paint/Design/Decor Inc. via Design Amour

Valerie Wills