The popular arabesque tile a.k.a. Moroccan lantern motif is also used colorfully in other home decor.
Lantern motifs have become popular on drapery fabrics, rugs, wallpapers and stencils and, of course, for kitchen backsplashes. It also isn’t a stretch to say that arabesque tile has become an alternative to subways — finally! — because it’s a great shape with traditional or transitional kitchen and bathroom designs. In my interview with Ann Sacks Product Development Portfolio Manager DeeDee Gundberg last year, she explained the reason: arabesque “allows a design element without being too risky.”
I’m for making the lantern motif more risky, which is why I was impressed by the way it is being used in mediums other than tile and with intense colors.… Continue Reading