Envision the sun in the sky and the glittering Mediterranean Sea lapping against a beach just down the road, as we take a long meander through five homes with modern Mediterranean style interior design. In true Med style, much of these homes are decorated with a cooling white backdrop and relaxed neutrals – but these chic spaces offer high-end styling that’s not found in a typical beachside villa. The rooms are uncluttered yet homey, with quality wooden furniture and natural accent pieces. Picking through this gallery of five inspirational home tours, we’ll see a mixture of new and old, like traditional wicker decor put with shiny modern lighting ideas, rustic stone feature walls and contemporary white concrete interiors.
Starting off with a summer house in Rhodes, Greece, we find a beautifully carved wooden coffee table in the centre of a white living room with yellow ochre accents. A macramé wall hanging echoes the natural coloured rectangular silhouette of the coffee table, and adds interest to a crisp white wall.
The modern L-shaped sofa has a built in side table at one end; it’s wooden top complements the other wood tone and natural elements in the room scheme.
The yellow ochre scatter cushions on the sofa are mixed with plain and patterned white pillows to give the room a more relaxed vibe.
Wood panelling wraps the lower half of a curvaceous concrete tv wall in the lounge.
A narrow tower of display shelves dress the blunt edge of the curvy tv wall.
Wood slats make a deep frame around a wooden doorway, giving it a unique and cosy effect.
Whitewashed rustic stone builds a kitchen diner feature wall. A tight cluster of smooth metallic
Moving into the master bedroom we find another rustic stone feature wall, this time with climbing plants forging a green border where it meets the ceiling. LED perimeter lights shine down over the emerald leaves. More soft illumination is cast upward from a wide headboard design, accentuating the white painted stonework. A
A dressing table is positioned opposite the foot of the bed.
The bedroom vanity setup that faces the foot of the bed serves as a tv wall on its opposite side.
Duotone curtains hang from a recess in the dropped ceiling.
The second of our five Mediterranean home tours has inspiration for a much narrower living room layout. An L-shaped sofa faces into a modern tv unit, adorned simply with white
A freeform rug design edges across the room, spreading blocks of neutral colour below a brown
Recessed strip lights glow at the centre of the living room ceiling.
Our third stop is a living room with a decidedly circular theme. Rattan baskets dot one of the white concrete walls, a large circular tray holds candles by the sofa, and
Gold pendant lights hang at the end of the modern L-shaped sofa, highlighting its extended concrete base that’s used as a side table for the candles. The media unit opposite the sofa has a matching concrete base–and the same style of black seat cushions make a comfy bench at one end of it, which serves as seating for the dining table.
The dining ‘table’ is a suspended countertop. A pair of
We go next to a highly textured and mood lit rustic abode. The studio layout holds the bed upon a raised level of the open plan space. Down in the lower lounge area, a
Uplighters exaggerate a deeply textured stone wall in the living room.
Tree trunk columns tower around the bed, bringing the interior closer to nature.
Two concrete steps lead up to a faux fur covered bed. Rattan
By day the textured decor may not appear quite as rugged but this remains a unique place, with something interesting to admire in every direction. The stonework from the lounge wall ebbs away by the foot of the bed, replaced by white concrete. The plainer walls allow the beauty of the natural log columns to take the spotlight.
Rustic wall decor hangs above the pillows in place of a headboard; a rattan side table echoes the circular form. A raw timber side table matches the bedroom columns.
Mature cacti push a refreshing green accent colour through the room.
Our last tour takes leave from the rough and rustic Mediterranean style, in favour of a more crisp and contemporary Med vibe. A simple
Two wooden accent chairs furnish the other side of the lounge arrangement, along with a
A dual headed
Dried pampas grass plumes from a decorative vase; it’s impact is doubled by a decorative mirror propped behind it.
An ultra modern chaise lounge keeps a low profile in front of glass doors, so as not to obstruct the view.
A second lounge area opens up on the opposite side of a modern fireplace. A
Figurines decorate a side table.
The dining room stands open to a kitchen with an island.
Another set of figurines dress the dining table.
Patio doors retract to adjoin the interior and exterior spaces.
An artists mannequin poses at the opposite end.
Inside the bathroom, beige and mocha tiles pattern the shower enclosure. A mocha vanity unit floats against a smooth white marble clad wall.
Neutral colours fill a second double bedroom.
A feathered light shade adds a whimsical touch to the room. See more
Slimline pendants drop at each side of the bed.
A full length mirror is suspended from a rail that spans the width of the room.
Decorative items are displayed inside a wooden tray on the sideboard.
Stunning views stretch out in front of a freestanding
The bathroom door is camouflaged with the wall for a streamlined look.