How to get the Modern Mediterranean Look in your Home

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Are you suffering from a severe case of Amalfi coast blues? Don't despair. We've taken style cues from these lust-worthy European seaside destinations to create a hot list of products for your modern Mediterranean-inspired home. You'll be channelling your holiday blues, into a warm modern Mediterranean abode in no time. 

Il San Pietro Stuart Cantor Artwork
Il San Pietro, Stuart Cantor Photography
1. Picturesque

Now you can stare lovingly at the Amalfi coast water by having it right in your living room. Stuart Canton did the hard work for us by photographing some of Italy's most popular holiday destinations.  

Il San Pietro, Stuart Cantor, $749

Rising Sun Day Bed
The Family Love Tree
2. Rancho relaxo

Rattan furniture instantly creates that relaxed holiday-at-home feel. For extra indulgence, a rattan day bed will surely get those holiday vibes flowing. We found this beautiful rattan day bed from Family Love tree with the soft cushion in a Greek Mediterranean blue. 

Rising Sun Day Bed, The Family Love Tree, $1,295

McMullin & Co. Furniture
McMullin & Co
3. Hard Urn

Handmade ceramic urns and vessels are currently high on the homewares trend radar. And since most Mediterranean homes are kitted out with at least one or two, it's only fitting to have one in your new modern Mediterranean pad, too. An investment piece that will stand the test of time this will never go out of style. 

Loretta Vessel, McMullin & Co, $139

Adjustable Folding Deck Chair, harpers project, furniture
harpers project
4. Decked out

On a sunny Australian winter's day, nothing's better than basking in the glorious sun. And even more so when you can lounge around in this retro-inspired folding deck chair. The Greek coloured blue and white stripes will make you feel like you're soaking up rays on a Santorini beach. Dreamy. 

Adjustable Folding Deck Chair, harpers project, $399

Apulian Face Dinner Plate (29cm, Mediterranean Blue), Alex and Trahanas, crockery
Alex and Trahanas
5. Face plate

Inspired by their travels to the Greek and Italian coast, Alex & Trahanas is a lifestyle concept brand with beautiful homewares made from artisans in the region. These plates, with hand-painted faces, are by artists in the Puglian region, and make a fun addition to a home dinnerware collection, or a piece of hanging wall art.

Apulian Face Dinner Plate (29cm, Mediterranean Blue), Alex and Trahanas, $99

The Last Days of Summer Akila Berjaoui
The Last Days of Summer, Akila Berjaoui
6. Light reading

For some additional summer inspo for your holiday at home, have a read of this wanderlust coffee table book by photographer Akila Berjaoui, The last days of Summer. Her style takes influence from beachside photography of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and is filled with snaps of people in seaside locations in France, Italy and her home country Australia. If this doesn't get you on the holiday mood, quite frankly, we don't know what will. 

The Last Days of Summer by Akila Berjaoui, booktopia, $60.40

Woollen Berber Organic Cobalt Rug, House of Orange, Rug
House of Orange
7. Rugged up

Moroccan and Turkish rugs make an exotic addition to a living space, by adding warmth and texture. House of Orange has a modern Med take on the Moroccan Berber rug – we are loving this white wool rug and its cobalt blue lines.

Woollen Berber Organic Cobalt Rug, House of Orange, $2,495

Zulta Cushion- Ikat Gold Azure, fenton&fenton
Fenton & Fenton
8. Blue eyes

In traditional Greek culture, the blue eye symbol Mati is used to protect the evil eye of a negative curse. To keep the positive energy flowing, this blue eye-inspired cushion from Fenton & Fenton will not only bring positive energy into your home, its summery Mediterranean tones will add warmth and style. 

Zulta Cushion- Ikat Gold Azure, fenton&fenton, $220

Brass Mirror, Pop & Scott, Furniture
Pop & Scott
9. Golden arches

Decorative archways are a common architectural detail in Mediterranean homes, but you don't need to knock any walls down to complete the look. Pop and Scott have a beautiful brass arched mirror that would work wonders as a bathroom mirror – it has a shelf to house all your favourite bathroom products. 

Brass Mirror, Pop & Scott, $1,500

Large Etch Planter, Capra Designs, Vase
Capra Designs
10. Citrus & Terracotta

To be an authentic Italian local, plant a citrus tree like a kumquat plant in a terracotta pot outside in the sun and watch it flourish. For a modern spin, we like this Capra Designs pot in a soft muted pink tone. However, a traditional terracotta pot from your local garden centre will also do the trick. 

Large Etch Planter, Capra Designs, $179


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