Monday, 2 March 2015

Give your house a Mediterranean touch

Mediterranean is royal. It's elegant grandeur gives a classy impression that lasts for a very long time in the minds of your guests. Not sure how to take it forward?

Here we are with a Mediterranean style 101. Quick insights into the designs of those beautiful houses that often make an appearance in the castles of Hollywood movies.

Originated in countries north of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Greece and Italy, it is often referred to today as 'Spanish modern.' Mediterranean-style furniture ranges from simply functional to extremely formal. Pieces are short, with ornately turned legs and feet; hardware is heavy and often burnished. Walls are predominantly textured.

A simpler break down to make your work easier:

Colors: Mediterranean colors echo those of the sea and sky and, depending on the region, can also include warm terra cotta, lavender and yellow.

Tile: Mosaic tile designs embody the beauty of a Mediterranean interior. Bring the designs into your home on the floor or a kitchen backslash or on something you can take with you if you move, like a mirror frame or a tabletop. You can also simulate the look of tile with a stenciled mosaic border on floors, walls or furniture.

Accessories: Burnished bronze urns, filigree light fixtures and a wrought-iron fireplace screen exemplify a Mediterranean look with a Moroccan influence.

Texture: Layers of paint and glaze are hand-rubbed onto plaster or sand-textured walls to add visual depth. Simulate the look of a plaster wall with a textured finish using tinted drywall compound and colored beeswax.

So with all these tips, turn your house into a Spanish villa with few changes. Don't forget to send us pictures. The Maya of your beautiful house shall drive the guests to your luxurious condo all the time.

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