{Guest Post} Contemporary Mediterranean Style from Arcadian Lighting

I’m thrilled to have a guest post for you today from Jessica at Arcadian Lighting! With the Winter storm that is rolling in, these images and links are sure to warm your Popsicle toes!

Hi there! I’m Jessica with Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog all about lighting fixtures and the latest in interior designs. Now that we’re well into winter, I thought it’d be nice to share some warm, contemporary Mediterranean inspired interiors to help tide you over till spring. Thank you for having me as your guest, Amy! I hope you enjoy!

Mediterranean interiors are all about vibrant colors, like red, orange and yellow, with rustic materials, such as terra cotta, stucco and iron or wood furniture. On its own, Mediterranean style is gorgeous, but if you factor in minimal details and sleek, geometric shapes, you’ve got a contemporary twist on an Old World style.

Contemporary Mediterranean

Bright shots of red and intricately patterned tile floors give this kitchen a subtle Mediterranean feel, but the industrial looking pendant lights and unconventional metal chairs add a more ìcurrentî vibe.

Contemporary Mediterranean

The neutral color palette in this room is decidedly more contemporary, but rustic details like the woven rug and antique candelabra and lanterns are very traditional. I love the exposed wood beams on the ceiling.

Contemporary Mediterranean

This elegant living room showcases an eclectic mix of style. The deep cobalt blue accents are certainly a Mediterranean favorite, as are the woven rug and antique lantern. The white and blue porcelain vases are beautiful accents.

Contemporary Mediterranean

I love the quarried stone floor in this kitchen, and there’s nothing more rustic and Mediterranean than a stone fireplace. A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in the next room is a very modern touch.

Contemporary Mediterranean

The contemporary furniture in this calming bedroom are a perfect fit for the ocean inspired paintings and cool color palette of tans and blues. The petite†lamps†are perfect for reading late into the night. The whole room design is a subtle nod to the relaxing Mediterranean sea.

Contemporary Mediterranean

This spacious home features arches and columns popular in Mediterranean style, as well as tiled walls in the kitchen and the built-in shelf. The patterned rug is an Old World accent compared to the modern day furniture.

Contemporary Mediterranean

The gorgeous location is obviously what makes this room authentic Mediterranean, but contemporary furnishings and simple pops of bright color are wonderful inspiration for those of us not fortunate enough to live on the coast of the Mediterranean.

Contemporary Mediterranean

Beautiful Mediterranean accents give actress Ellen Pompeo’s living room a rich, warm atmosphere. Gorgeous lanterns peek out from behind the Moroccan-style arches, while black and white portraits add a contemporary feel.†Images†1†|†2†|†3†|†4†|†5†|†6†|†7†|†8

For more interior design inspirations and a great selection of light fixtures, stop by Arcadian Lighting!

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