Fresh citrus fruit. Vistas over a sparkling, blue sea. Chunky, hand painted pottery, bold, sunshiny colours of terracotta and turquoise, and we could almost be in the Mediterranean. If you’d like to keep that holiday feeling going and add some summery vibes to your home, then think light neutrals, natural materials, intricately patterned tiles and strategic splashes of colour. It might almost make you forget the British weather! Here are our top 10 picks for creating a Mediterranean style look at home.
1. Terracotta vase with handles, HK Living
This unusual terracotta vase is handmade and has a sealing glaze on the inside to make it water resistant. Each one is unique, and will bring a touch of Aegean style to your living room. £80, available from Spicer & Wood.
2. Sintra large glazed terracotta tapas dish in ink blue, Dexam
This beautiful ink blue glazed terracotta tapas dish is one of the many products in the Sintra collection, inspired by the richness of the architecture and surrounding landscape of Sintra, in Portugal. Perfect for enjoying tapas, snacks or for sharing platters. Made from 100% terracotta with a hand finished glaze, this tapas dish is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. £20, available from Dexam.
3. Aphrodite’s lemons art print, Adrestia’s Revolt
This vibrant art print, supplied A4 size and unframed, will transport you to a serene summer afternoon in Cyprus. £6.50, available from Adrestia’s Revolt.
4. Blue and white mosaic pattern square reversible rug, Homescapes Online
This mosaic patterned rug is suitable to be used outdoors or indoors. Featuring a blue and white pattern, it’s reversible and measures 150 x 150 cm. Made from 100% recycled polypropylene, this blue and white rug features a traditional mosaic style pattern to cheer up any living space. £29.99, available from Homescapes Online.
5. Boat throw, J J Textile
We may be exploring a Mediterranean theme but we’re still in the UK, so one item on our list is this attractive wool throw. Woven from 100% wool, the natural insulating fibres make this throw the perfect layer all year round. The throw is fully reversible with an inverted and lighter colour-scheme on the reverse and a fringed edge. £117, available from J J Textile.
6. Set of four Italian style lemon side plates, Rose & Grey
Create a beautiful summer table setting with these side plates. With blue tones contrasted with orange and yellow hues, these vibrant plates are perfect for adding a pop of colour to your dinner table. Was £45 now £34, available from Rose & Grey.
7. Set of four orange plates, &klevering
Amsterdam-based brand &klevering brings a ray of Mediterranean sunshine to your dining table. Brightly painted with zesty oranges and colourful leaves, these plates will make mealtimes a gloriously cheerful affair. Each one features a delicately painted rim in a contrasting hue – mix and match them with existing plates for an eclectic feel. £65, available from Bode Living.
8. Creamer jug, Basalt & Dune Homestore
As the name suggests,this cute little (12cm tall) jug is the just the thing for cream, but will hold up to 350ml of any liquid. It can also double up to use as a vase for a small bunch of flowers. The jugs are painted by hand, so the lines won’t be perfectly straight. Dishwasher and microwave safe. £18.50, available from Basalt & Dune.
9. Libby rattan armchair, Where Saints Go
Comfortable and timeless, this rattan easy chair evokes life on a tropical estate or Mediterranean vineyard. Sit back, relax, and savour life’s slower moments. Entirely handcrafted, each armchair features an arched peacock back and a comfortable seating pad upholstered in a natural shade to match the wicker finish. £250, available from Where Saints Go.
10. Set of two Mediterranean cushion covers in blue, Sazy
These bold border striped cushion covers add colour and casual elegance, we love this to transport your conservatory to a Mediterranean escape or dressing your terrace chairs. Available from Sazy.
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