Minimalism rethought: New Mediterranean interior trend

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The Modern Mediterranean interior style unveils a warm face of minimalism.

With modern minimalist interiors and post-consumerism in the spotlight, we witness an increased interest for a pared-back design aesthetic. No longer inspired by the restrained black and white color palette, the majority of modern home crafters are exploring ways to warm up their minimalist spaces.  

In uncertain times, designing for wellbeing becomes a necessity. The post-COVID world is highlighting the importance of home as not only a retreat but a shelter. And when shelter in place is being imposed, there are not many interior spaces that can match the warmth and comfort of a Modern Mediterranean home.

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Characteristics of the Mediterranean interior style

The New Mediterranean interior style is a modernist take on the Mediterranean aesthetics.

A Mediterranean home is a haven for everyone who thrives in sunkissed places that bridge the gap between the outdoor and indoor environment.

Modern Mediterranean homes are simple and elegant. They celebrate open-plan living and rustic finishes

Built upon the Italian, Spanish and Moroccan traditions, they are rooted in slow living and embrace minimalism through natural materials and soft, earthy color schemes

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Woven baskets, handmade ceramics, geometry, ethnic patterns and tiles and are the pillars of this southern aesthetic. Once leaning towards the free-spirited boho look, the New Mediterranean interior style is all grown-up and refined.

What has changed?

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The New Mediterranean interior style

  • pared-back color palette - warm, earthy neutrals, or a discrete pop of color. Lots of beige, white, brown and terracotta.
  • overall minimalist appeal - celebrating the less is more mantra by featuring timeless design and fine craftsmanship. Instead of visual interest, the focus is on tactility.
  • simple, yet sumptuous feel - no-fuss, no-frills, no glitz, yet the look is very elegant and sophisticated.
  • Wabi-sabi philosophy - acknowledging the natural lifecycle of materials and objects in a home and accepting their inevitable decay.
  • raw finishes - suggesting primitive hand carved feel. Present on the architecture as well as on the walls, surfaces, shelves, objects, art and decor.
  • organic and sculptural shapes - a rediscovered appreciation for irregular, organic shapes as symbols of our imperfect lives. Sculptural references call to introspection. They are often primitive, evocative of the simpler times.
  • sisal wrapped and woven design - for added tactility and warmth, celebrate the local craftsmanship and tradition.
  • natural materials - focus on sustainability with rattan, stone, terracotta and textiles.
  • locally sourced materials - a home is part of its surroundings. Everything is an ecosystem.
  • architecture-inspired objects - spheres, arches and columns pop up in furniture and decor.
  • focus on balance - it is not about a single item, it is about a feeling the entire space beams out to its occupants. Each element of the design is working together to strip the mind of any unnecessary distractions and feed the soul with calm and mindfulness.
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Notable brands tapping into the Modern Mediterranean interior style:

Urban Outfitters

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The New Mediterranean interior trend

LRNCE

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The New Mediterranean interior trend

Zara Home

The Modern Mediterranean interior trend
The Modern Mediterranean interior trend

Elodie Details

The Modern Mediterranean interior trend
The Modern Mediterranean interior trend

Tiny K Home

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The Modern Mediterranean interior style unveils a warm face of minimalism.
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