Minimalism isn't necessarily synonymous with sleek, cold spaces. The style points mainly to a neutral colour palette, natural materials and a soothing atmosphere. Add some rustic elements, colourful fabrics, ceramics and glass and you get a new, contemporary take on the warm Mediterranean aesthetics that originated under the southern sun.
The book The New Mediterranean - Homes and Interiors under the Southern Sun bundles a whole series of homes where abundant light, craftsmanship and simplicity go hand in hand. Discover designers, architects and brands that successfully implement the Mediterranean lifestyle around the world and be inspired to create some extra peace or perhaps even a blissful holiday feeling in your own home.
Warm Mediterranean aesthetics that originated under the southern sun.
Take a look inside projects by Andrew Trotter, for example, who with his architecture and interior design firm builds exquisite homes in Spain, Italy and Greece that are completely dedicated to the beautiful climate and quiet life. Serge Castella tells, among other things, how art, artifacts and archaeology contribute to creating sumptuous yet serene interiors. The stories and residences in this publication do not come exclusively from the Mediterranean region. For example, we read about Ezz Wilson who creates warm, summery interiors in Portland, Oregon, which doesn't exactly radiate the same charm as the historic cities of southern Europe. Evelina Mamedovaite does the same with her design agency The Studio in London.
This book is an absolute must for anyone who, like us, is passionate about this style and for those who like to dream away with the wonderful holiday atmosphere that these projects exude. Buy it here and let the summer begin.
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