10 Things to Learn From Mediterranean Interiors

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There are moments in my design dreams when I want to get rid of all my stuff, paint everything white and live simply. And that’s exactly where the Mediterranean aesthetic gets it right. Right by the coast, the interiors are stripped down and focus on serenity and the views. When there is color it’s typically in the form of the natural landscapes like dashes of blues and organic shapes. Though we may not live by the coast, there are a number of things we can do to recreate the same feel. Here’s how!

10 Things to Learn From Mediterranean Interiors

10 Things to Learn From Mediterranean Interiors

  1.  Povestea casei. Throw pillows! They’re great accessories to add for color and detail. Pile them up for a luxurious feel or keep them sparse for that simple dash of color.
  2. Luxury Accommodation. Don’t be afraid to let your walls be white. So many people are afraid to leave their walls plain. Even though you may not have interesting nooks and crannies like these plastered Mediterranean gems, your walls will thank you.
  3. Dlux Images. Experiment with tones. Leave the walls white and to keep it serene, play around with similar tones like the light grey fish adorning the walls that act as subtle focal pieces.
  4. Apartment Therapy. White bedding! Keep the bedding white and if needed, dress it up with a colorful accent blanket.
  5. My Paradissi. Use simple décor pieces to let the architecture shine. The simple urns frame the bedroom. And are placed sparsely but add the right amount of earthiness.
  6.  Dustjacket. Play around with textures. The draperies are light and airy, and contrast beautifully with the linens of the bed. Try different types of textures in a similar palette to keep it cohesive and interesting.
  7.  Harpers Bazaar. Make things interesting with tiling. Though everything else may be white, the Mediterranean areas are often known for their ceramic work. Add in beautiful tile into the kitchen or bathroom for some surprising elements.
  8. Antonis Eleftherakis. Use natural accent pieces like rocks for the local area. It’s meaningful and resourceful.
  9. The Style Files. Once again, focus on the natural elements of the surrounding area. Here the solid stonewall adds variation to the other white walls.
  10. The Style Files. To keep the interiors modern, mix up the styles with contrasting furniture like these mid-century modern chairs in the kitchen.

Would you go for the Mediterranean look? 

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.