Arabesque designs in style
Definition of arabesque
~1 Ballet a posture in which one leg is extended backwards at right angles, the torso bent forwards, and the arms outstretched, one forwards and one backwards.
~ 2 an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in ancient Islamic art:[as modifier]:arabesque scrolls
~ 3 Music a passage or composition with fanciful ornamentation of the melody.
mid 17th century: from French, from Italian arabesco 'in the Arabic style', from arabo 'Arab'
The interior of Vosges Haut Chocolat in Beverly Hills
with hand carved'gebs' plaster arches
~ a custom design by Imports from Marrakesh ~
inspired by an Alberto Pinto design.
Interior designed by Frances Elkins. A long hallway lined
with custom-made Beni Ourain carpets, the tall windows lined with drapery made out of her favorite Fortuny handprinted fabrics that Marcel Proust said “swarmed with Arabic ornaments, like the Venetian palaces hidden like sultanas behind a screen of pierced stone.”
A breathless peacock might have stood in a late 19th century interior
as a touch of exotic Arabic style.