“Eclectic - Mediterranean” Parkland Golf and Country Club, 33076

Definition of Mediterranean architecture and home decor -

Mediterranean home design style might be the ultimate melting pot. It travels between Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and the other countries on the fringe of the Mediterranean Sea, picking up the unique influences of each as it goes. Emphatic and evocative, this look bears hints of Moorish grace, Spanish flamboyance, French elegance, and more.

Mediterranean design is the epitome of indoor-outdoor living that blends interior and exterior spaces creating what Tuscans call casa aperta or open house. This connection to nature is characterized by rustic textures and earth tone color schemes of marigold type yellows, sage green, merlot red, soil browns and ochre. Natural materials are used in every inch of these traditional homes from wrought iron gates to terracotta tiled floors to Venetian plaster walls. These details are but just a few that define this architectural and design style that originated in what is known as the Mediterranean including the Tuscany region of Italy and Greek olive growing regions.    

Before and after pictures of home remodeling and interior design of this Eclectic - Mediterranean style home located in Parkland Golf and Country Club

Eclectic - Mediterranean

So for me, of course I need to mix up this melting pot of design styles and add a Modern - American feeling while trying to pay homage to the aesthetics of this south Florida’s 1950’s architecture - Hence we have “Eclectic - Mediterranean”

This home was done on a very tight budget considering how much construction was needed during the home’s remodel. Fortunately, as they say “We have good bone structure” I love the valeted beam ceiling and fireplace with it’s flanking windows.

Once the lighting and speakers were installed as well as all the drywall work completed - I think this room greatly demonstrates the magic of millwork and paint

The inspiration was to build upon the Mediterranean - Spanish beamed ceiling by accenting the existing architecture with a series of moldings at the mantel, both windows and the doorways.

Some designers might say that I broke a cardinal rule when I covered the original, regionally correct Terrazzo floor - not to mention, the original baseboards are made from 1950’s Cuban Tiles - I say to that, ugly has no place in my interior design practice.

Don't get me wrong, the Terrazzo work done in Miami Beach’s Deco hotels is amazing and the Terrazzo work being done today with new resins are inspiring - Please see my “Beach Vacation Home Ocean Reef Club Key Largo” to see a kitchen counter top with embedded beach glass.

I wanted to add warm to the room as well as an old Mediterranean feeling so I chose a rough cut, dark wood flooring - and as for baseboards I added an ogee edge molding to the top of the existing tile. I painted the baseboards, all of the new moldings and beam ceiling what I call a Wood Brown color.

To add $1.99 Mediterranean architecture I painted a scalloped arch in an accent color to create a center placement for the black Venetian mirror and continued the faux architecture around the base of the room.

The chandelier and sconce are from two different lighting sources and painted to relate to each other and the decor of the room.

I truly tried to respect the 50’s architecture with this black and white custom kitchen by keeping the once popular header over the cabinets - however I had them extended beyond the new custom kitchen cabinets allowing for the hight-hat lighting to enhance task-lighting - I also love the two matching 50’s diner pendent lights hanging from a silver tin ceiling. I believe the small Carrara marble subway tile backsplash adds an element of times gone by.