Monday, October 12, 2009

Mediterranean Interiors

Being in Florida, this is an aesthetic which is frequently requested as we have been blessed with many Mizner designed and inspired homes as well as Spanish Colonial homes...and cursed with the bastardized McMansions and Cul-De-Sac interpretations as well (had to be noted, sorry, but its true..ugh) I almost titled this post, The Good, The Bad and The Fugly, the McMansions would most definitely have fallen in the latter category. However, I decided to simply focus on the good as I am not looking to make enemies nor insult anyone;), if you want to see the bad and the fugly, simply open up a copy of a "shall remained unnamed" Florida design magazine, nuff said. On to the good...I love actual Mediterranean interiors as they are all about being unpretentious, pragmatic and layered contrasts. The aesthetic is made up of Italian, Southern French, Greek, Spanish and Moorish influences. Natural materials such as cotton, linen, silk, sisal, iron, ceramic, terracotta, stone and wood are used and the more eclectic a space is, the more authentic. Unlike formal Parisian drawing room style or dark Florentine or Madrileno design, Mediterranean design is carefree and casual, emphasizing the colors and textures found in the surrounding landscape. Nature is apparent in the architectural elements and furnishings in Mediterranean style. The following photos are images of Mediterranean influenced interiors and items which I really appreciate, I hope you feel the same.









5 comments:

Cristin said...

I am so glad I visited your on-line store! I am always looking for unique furniture and accessories for my clients.

Also, let me know if you are interested in highlighing some pieces on my blog.

xo,
cristin

Cristin said...

Also adding you to my blogroll now!

xo,
cristin

DoxaHome.com said...

Why thank you for the sweet comments! I'm so glad you liked it, it is a constant work in progress. I will email you offline regarding our designer/architect program. I would LOVE for you to highlight some of our products on your blog, thanks so much. Glad you discovered us;) AND thanks so much for adding us to your blog roll, what a compliment! Looking forward to your next post Cristin.

All the best,
Jaime
jrogers@doxahome.com

Arianna Belle said...

Great post! I'm really loving the Bobby Mcalpine dining space. I bet it looks amazing in the evenings!

DoxaHome.com said...

Thanks Arianna, I would imagine you are right...wouldn't I love to testify to that, his interiors are always so heavenly. Thanks for checking us out.

All the best,
Jaime

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