Striking textiles, vibrant tagines, playful pillows—dreaming up a Moroccan-themed party is a matter of filling your space with curated accoutrements that have a faraway feel. Take inspiration from the gathering hosted at this breezy glass-walled Siesta Key estate, which features an open-plan design ideal for entertaining.

The beautiful Sarasota home, situated on Roberts Bay on Siesta Key, is currently on the market with .


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Tiffany Hong
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A gracious entryway is a fitting place to set the tone for a festive fête to come. Create a party atmosphere from the moment guests walk in by throwing open your doors—in this home, the foyer embraces the views—and decorating the space with thematic florals. Bring a bit of nature inside by decorating with fresh greenery—it’s often as simple as clipping branches from your own backyard. Candlelight imparts a warm and welcoming party atmosphere; try tin lanterns in various colors and sizes. A colorful runner marks a grand entrance and further underscores the cozy, inviting tone.

The entryway turns festive with a decorative serving bowl from functioning as a vibrant bloom holder. Lanterns from frame a geometric rug by and light the way inside, where woven baskets from , a vase, and a colorful throw add visual interest.

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With its wall of windows fully open to the infinity pool and bay beyond, this living room is the perfect spot for intimate pre-dinner snacks and conversation. Arrange a low cocktail table at the center of the action, with additional seating in the form of poufs and h pillows. Switch out your everyday sofa décor for colorful printed pillows in eye-catching jewel tones. By keeping the color palette cohesive, you can play with different prints and patterns to striking effect.

Vibrant purple pillows by , blue patterned pillows and natural-hued embellished pillows by , and a striped blanket by liven up a seating space for entertaining. Colorful tableware by and a striped runner and napkins by lend a worldly feel. Don't forget a pouf like this wool iteration from .

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If you’ve got a beautiful surface like this marble cocktail table, let it shine—no need for tablecloths here. Lay a table runner down the middle to draw the eye, and then mix and match serving bowls of various shapes and sizes on top of it. Finger foods like olives and nuts keep things simple and free your guests’ hands from carrying around a plate when what they really want is a refreshing drink—fresh mint iced tea served in colorful Moroccan-style glasses, to be exact.

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Set on a striped runner with matching napkins by , an array of patterned tableware by and glasses from give the food and beverage presentation an exotic feel. As a unique touch, add a few rosebuds to your table, like these from .

Much like the gracious living room, the open-air kitchen blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, just steps from the expansive back deck and uninterrupted water views. Move guests through the space by encouraging them to fill a plate buffet-style, making use of unexpected serving pieces like these stunning tagines and printed melamine plates that look great but are durable enough for poolside fun.

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Serving pieces, dishware, and blue-and-white tagines and bowls by , patterned dinner plates by , tassel napkins by , and sea blue glasses by , set a celebratory stage.

You can forgo a bar cart and create a space for serving drinks anywhere with the right accessories. Against this kitchen’s intricate marble backsplash, a colorful makeshift bar features vibrant citrus hues and deep blues. Fluted glassware doubles as garnish dishes, Moroccan tea glasses await their colorful contents, and edible rosebuds are at the ready to impart a fragrant and beautiful finishing touch. Never miss an opportunity to decorate with flowers, even in a utilitarian corner like a bar. Tall, slim vessels and unfussy blooms take up little precious drink-making space and add a welcome breath of fresh air.

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The marble kitchen counter comes alive with Birds of Paradise flowers in a handcrafted vase by , embellished barware including a braided raffia-clad pitcher by , Moroccan tea glasses from , footed bowls from , and a mini tagine by . Make details pop with votives-turned-bowls by , vibrant tassel napkins by , and a scattering of rosebuds from .

In the open-pavilion outdoor dining area, the table seems to float amongst the surrounding jungle-like greenery, creating a lush treehouse effect. A colorful, pattern-filled dining scenario stands out amongst the verdant backdrop with multi-colored table linens mixed with bright glassware, tableware emblazoned with exotic flora, and a selection of printed pillows and textiles. Choose a statement piece—like these gorgeous plates by Mottahedeh—as a starting point for the palette and take your inspiration from there when mixing and matching napkins, glassware, and serving vessels. A perfectly coordinated table is less festive than a loose, color-drenched setting with a host of different shapes, sizes, and patterns—it encourages your guests to enjoy themselves and relax, too.

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Textiles in varying motifs, including a striped tablecloth by , assorted and a by John Robshaw, a multi-hued embroidered and napkins by , and various vases lend the table and chairs that faraway feeling.

The tableware itself is a thoughtfully curated mix of dinner plates by , colored glasses by , a tagine by Le , and a pedestal by .

A sunken fire pit surrounded on all sides by the tranquil lapping of the infinity pool is the ideal place to end the night. Wraparound seating is filled with cozy textiles to combat the chillier evening temps, creating an inviting after-dinner hangout spot that is as stylish as it is comfortable. Candlelit lanterns echo the glow of the setting sun over the bay, a fitting reminder to slow down and take in the stunning space in which you’ve spent the day—and its equally beautiful natural surroundings.

Variegated fabric pillows from , , , , and , a throw from cozy up the seating space, while lanterns from and a basket from add to the night's Zen ambience.

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