Mediterranean Home Décor Straight in the Heart of Melbourne

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It has been a long time since I have dedicated an entire post to arranging your home in a particular interior design style. With winter keeping us more at home, I have begun to miss the summer, the beach and the bright colours that come along with them.

Luckily, on the other side of the globe the hot season has just began and thanks to fellow bloggers, I can still at least browse through pictures of smiley weather and white, hot sands… While I am wistfully thinking about Mediterranean breeze and lonely cabins on the shore, some people actually manage to recreate the magic of Greece right in their Melbourne homes.

Today, I will take you on a walk through the home of Simone and Rhys Haag. The couple shares their “Log Cabin” (how they call the place amongst themselves) with a huge rescue dog -I don’t know about you but it sounds like a fairy-tale come true to me.

Situated in Ringwood, the charming dwelling has an unique appeal. For the incredibly short period of three months Simone and Rhys totally revamped the building – turning it from a dark, gloomy, run-down building into a cheerful, sunlight Mediterranean home. From the bare hardwood floors with aesthetically scattered linen and wool rugs to the breezy white and blue complimentary colour scheme, everything screams “It’s summer and I want to have fun!”.

What is the Secret of this Mediterranean Home?

I know I was wondering how come for the short period of three months the lovely couple has managed to work their magic and create a little piece of heaven amidst the city madness. As it turns out the big secret is in the small details.

The furniture is made of white wood, covered in cosy throws and throw pillows that add homey feeling to the space. The straight, clean lines combined with vintage ornaments and details create a lovely scenery. The plant pots popping here and there break up the calming white and blue colour scheme with an unexpected but very welcomed splash of cheerful, warm green.

What appeals to me the most is the easy flow of the entire cabin. The rooms simply melt into one and other! Even better, the space is arranged as functionally as possible. The kitchen with its great self-standing oven and modular string system shelving offers plenty of options for any dedicated cook to work his/ her culinary magic.

The artwork, the utensils and all the home accessories complement the interior design in a fascinating way. Everything in the building whispers quietly but confidently that it is always sunny in there.

Author: Sam

Samantha Winterland (Sam) is the owner and creator of Best Home Ideas. Having graduated from the Withehouse Institute of Design Australia, she has devoted her blog to exploring the latest innovations in interior design. Sam admits she loves everything DIY and is always ready to face a new challenge.

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