Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


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Romantic Mediterranean Interiors

I’m looking to the Mediterranean for interiors inspiration. Creating a dreamy country-coastal Spanish style home that combines expansive interior spaces with outdoor living all year round.

It’s not hard to appreciate the high ceilings and large windows letting light in that dominates the aesthetic. Rustic design elements are really the key with this style. Think timber panelled ceilings, exposed beams and rounded archways. Combine different textures such as iron, warm and dark timbers, rattan and stone with linens to complete an interior. Warm leathers work wonderfully too.

Two colour palettes each work well for accents in Mediterranean interiors – warmer tones of red, pink and burnt orange or sea inspired blue and green hues. Always pair with warm neutrals.

In a contemporary setting, look to inspiration from Spanish colonial style homes found throughout California. Combine organic coastal style of the Mediterranean with a lighter, modern palette, often an expansive use of white. If stone tiles throughout isn’t on your wishlist, timber flooring works brilliantly for a modern update.

With big windows, let the outdoors do the talking and avoid drapes that block views. Rather than create a busy aesthetic with artwork, instead select mirrors to reflect light. And bring the outdoors in with potted greenery.

Try decorating a dining space with the Arcadia Dining Table in dark stain and introduce texture with the Havana Dining Chair. For living, the Axel Square Mirror adds a timber accent against a simple linen sofa like the Huxley and Gramercy Coffee Table or Archer Coffee Table with iron frame detail.

Caitlan N

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