High/low: Mediterranean bedroom
Oly Studio raffia Ingrid HEADBOARD with bronze nailhead detail, queen, $3,995 (includes bed frame), Putti Fine Furnishings, 800-649-3120. Ferguson Copeland Ero Round Accessory ACCENT TABLE, 20" x 24", $1,139, 1212 Decor, 1212decor.com. Amity Home white ruched cotton voile Rachel DUVET COVER, queen, $314, and EURO SHAMS, $86 each, Au Lit Fine Linens, aulitfinelinens.com. John Robshaw linen/cotton Blue Medallion CUSHION with down-filled insert, 20" x 20", $145, Elte, elte.com. Ludde SHEEPSKIN, $70, IKEA, ikea.ca. Carved wooden 19th-century trencher BOWL, 29", $480, Ribbehege & Azevedo, ribbehegeandazevedo.com. Vivaldi Linen custom lined DRAPERY, 54" x 86", $145 per panel, MacFab Fabrics, macfabfabrics.com. Feather Ball PENDANT LIGHT, 22", $960, Trianon, trianon-online.com. Chenille Paulina BLANKET, $305, Lucca Fine Linens, 416-485-4999. Measuring cup BOWL, $44 per set of 4, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com. Linen TUNIC, $232, Au Lit Fine Linens, aulitfinelinens.com.
Palermo scrolled HEADBOARD with welt detail, queen, from $1,420, Barrymore Beautiful Furniture, barrymorefurniture.com. Aluminum-and-steel Spool ACCENT TABLE in Antique Bronze, 20" x 22", $249, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.ca. Cotton Ofelia Vass DUVET COVER, queen, $45, IKEA, ikea.ca. White quilted cotton EURO SHAMS, $25 each, HomeSense, homesense.ca. Cotton Santorini Embroidered CUSHION COVER, 20" x 20", $34, down-filled INSERT, $14, West Elm, westelm.com. SHEEPSKIN, $40, JYSK Bed-Bath-Home, jysk.ca. Carved softwood European Farmhouse BOWL, 24" x 13", $165, ChairTableLamp, chairtablelamp.blogspot.com. Martha Stewart Living cotton Daydream Sheer DRAPERY in Picket Fence, 54" x 84", $33 per panel, The Home Depot, homedepot.ca. Plastic Bloom PENDANT LIGHT, 18½", $120, Urban Barn, urbanbarn.com. Chenille BLANKET, $20, Aberfoyle Antique Market, aberfoyle-antiques.com. Plastic vintage BOWL, $2, Value Village, valuevillage.com. Cotton TUNIC (similar), $98, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com.
Exotic prints evoke a global air, particularly when patterns are mixed and matched and unified by colour. These cushions may range in both price and design, but they all have a Mediterranean vibe that echoes Greek tiles and Turkish mosaics.
If you’re inspired by Greece but want to steer clear of Santorini blue, busts of Alexander the Great and paintings of olives, opt for this decorative detail that just hints at Hellas: the Greek key motif. Dainty but masculine, traditional without being tired, it’s a stunning repeat that’s subtle enough to not steal the show.
Symbolic of the labyrinth that contained that monstrous Minotaur in Greek mythology, the Greek key pattern – also known as a meander or fret – featured in the architecture, crafts and decor of not only Ancient Greece but also China, Rome and Egypt.
"I was inspired by a Mykonos hotel room: whitewashed walls, crisp white linens and the fresh ocean breeze!" Andrea McCrindle, stylist.
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