BeforeWorld travelers Sapna Patel and Vishal Singh wanted the vivid colors, cozy seating and intricate patterns of Moroccan design in their living room. However, the end result is a room with no seating and a tent made of cardboard.
AfterDesigner Valerie Bickford, carpenter Jason Ferris and design coordinator Vanessa Price step in to create a Moroccan VIP living room. By adding flowing fabrics, intricate patterns and low seating, the family can now enjoy their own private palace.
room dividers (Chemaia Screen, 000000363295); lanterns (Slv Swir, 000000363390) - Cost Plus World Market
Persian rug (The Vintage Collection, Sheffield Scarlet) - Orian Rugs
lavender wall paint (Faraway Sky); orange arch paint (Tandori, flat paint with burnt umber tint added) - Dunn Edwards
lamps on bedside tables (102625, 12LTSLIRLEF RIV) - Lowe's
yarn (Wool-Ease, Thick & Quick, orange, 23032641355); yellow beads for mosaic (70017, amber lustre, Panacea, Marble Accents); orange beads for mosaic (70651, glass gem orange, Panacea, Marble Accents) - Michaels
yellow and orange rugs, straw baskets, red vase - Pier 1 Imports
iridescent orange/pink polyblend fabric on ceiling, gold duponi silk, fuchsia silk - S & A Fabrics Inc.
gold chain used to hang lanterns - Wal-Mart