After discussing a friend's honeymoon in Greece recently, I naturally became obsessed with all things Greek and decided to submerse myself in all its glorious tropical Mediterranean influence; its rich culture, amazing food, picturesque scenery, and of course, its remarkable impact on interior design!
The Greek Mediterranean approach to decorating is simple and uncluttered, yet beautiful and sophisticated. It’s traditional style evokes easy living and consists of white stucco walls, stone floors, woven wall-hangings, bare windows, rustic style furniture, natural clay pottery, and just the right amount of tile accents.
While most of us don’t have homes on one of the Greek islands or live in a tropical oasis, we can take some design elements from their beautiful way of life and add touches of it into our own homes.
One inspirational trend that can be carried easily into your decor is the Greek key motif, which has often been used as an accent in fashion, architecture and interior design. The Greek key is an ancient ornamental motif consisting of a continuous band arranged in rectilinear forms and was the most important symbols in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. An elegant simple way to display this could be through these
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And since this trend is classic and timeless, it translates just as beautifully to furniture and textiles. You can play with an enchanting color palate which evokes a Mediterranean oasis in shades of turquoise blue, as in this bold rug from The Rug Company
Some homes feature this motif in decorative black or aged gold ironwork pieces for vintage charm while others prefer it on column shaped stands and Greek statues or busts for opulence. Whatever your preference may be, just be sure to let out your inner Greek goddess and while you're at it, I hope you find your Adonis to open the KEY to your heart...