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Mediterranean-Style Inspiration for Your Florida Home

Exposed beams, white walls, red clay-tile roofs, and billowing drapes that open up to turquoise ocean views--these Spanish- and Greek-inspired hideaways flaunt all the characteristics of authentic Mediterranean style.

Source: Coastal Living

My wife is a southern woman—she enjoys the changing of seasons, fried chicken, Coca-Cola, and getting sassy when people give her lip. But one of the things that she likes most is southern-style houses and I was thinking of her when I saw this article from Coastal Living about inspiration for Mediterranean-style Florida houses. She doesn't really like the "beach" house style with it's pink and teal with an abundance of sea shells and boat anchors, but this is probably as close as you can get to a mix of Southern and beach style.

One of our favorite shows to watch is "Fixer-Upper" to see how they take homes in Waco, TX and update them into southern farm-houses complete with hardwood floors, shiplap and subway tile (if you've seen the show, you know what I'm talking about). Even though the show is based in Texas, she and I have been trying to appropriate various things from the show to a more Florida/Southern-style hybrid and I believe that the Mediterranean style may be close enough.

Written by Tyler Small on Friday, August 19, 2016