Vibrant, informal, and, above all, refreshingly simple, Mediterranean style is synonymous with easy living. From Provence and Tuscany to Marrakech, an imaginative sense of color and pattern prevails as well as an inspiring use of natural materials. With colors inspired by Mediterranean regions, this book reveals the areas's preference for strong, sun-drenched colors - turquoise, ocher, earthy red, and lime - and the subtleties of local patterns found in details of Moorish mosaics, ceramic tiles
, and kilim rugs
. Photographs of places on the Mediterranean accompany the informative text and guide us through the parts of a home - walls
, floors, windows
, furnishings, display, and outdoor spaces. In addition, there are twelve imaginative projects with clear illustrations that explain how to incorporate this style into a contemporary home.