The Mediterranean home seamlessly blends the indoors and out to create a space that's both family friendly and great for entertaining. An outdoor dining spot is shaded by a deep blue umbrella, while cozy seating areas are space throughout the patio. Speakers hidden behind the Japanese maple trees softly fill the air with music, while smart landscaping provides privacy.
This sleek white Parsons desk is an outstanding choice for the bedroom and blends effortlessly against the traditional floral drapes and silver antique lamp. The soft white, gray, green and blue palette invite respite from the hustle and bustle of the day. The Mediterranean-inspired wood desk chair completes the look.
This chef kitchen has elements of rustic, cottage and Mediterranean styles, which come together to create an amazing and eclectic space. Shelves replace cabinets to showcase special white serving pieces and dishes. The recessed backsplashes, crafted of single slabs of marble, are striking in their natural simplicity. A red-and-blue Oriental style rug brings a punch of color to the space
Baskets are a user-friendly way to store items you want to access easily. This Tuscan Retreat 3 Basket Stand in Sea Blue from Hillsdale Furniture features solid wood construction and a distressed finish with three ample storage baskets and an extra drawer so you can keep books, magazines, remotes and more organized and sorted.
A wing of this Mediterranean terrace juts out into the lush Sardinian landscape to offer sweeping views of the crisp blue sea. The terra cotta color of the tile extends onto the cushions of a built-in bench, as well as the warm wood roof of the covered veranda. This three-building villa rests at the heart of the village of Porto Rafael, just steps from the picturesque Piazzetta.
A huge value with heirlooms is their ability to grow well in different soils and climates. Dark blue-green Lacinato kale, sometimes called “dinosaur” kale for its bumpy leaf texture, is not only beautiful and sweet but also withstands hard freezes, making it a great fall and mild-winter favorite. It is also known as Tuscan kale because it has been grown for centuries in Tuscany as a traditional ingredient of traditional minestrone. Collect seeds in the spring after the yellow flowers have fallen off.