If you vacationed in any country lying on the Mediterranean coast, you’ll notice similarities in interior design of residential properties, although the architecture might differ. This can be attributed to the indoor-outdoor living state of mind typical for the Mediterranean.
The focus on indoor-outdoor living means using natural materials and finishes; and an effortless, minimalist-chic approach to decorating that is rooted in centuries of life along the beautiful Mediterranean coast.
Variations on Mediterranean style even exist within individual countries. There are towns in Istria with a long history of tourism that adopted a glamorous take on the Mediterranean style – mostly chic and fitting the more affluent guests that were visiting Istria in the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century. On the other hand, older homes in now popular villages across Istria have the original features of older homes like natural stone walls and exposed wood beams.
Though Mediterranean style has a timeless appeal, it can be interpreted in both classic and more contemporary ways. When it comes to Hedonistrian Properties villas we adopt contemporary Mediterranean architecture and interior design that focuses on modern lifestyles with bigger rooms, larger energy-efficient windows, and modern luxuries like swimming pools. Although, old school materials and architectural details may be preserved or added as a nod to history. The trick is to make the home modern and current, but still preserving the character of the region.