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The Recipe For a Perfect Mediterranean Kitchen

May 21 2014 - 3:30am

While finding the perfect balance of function and design in a space can be hard, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design [1] nails it with this kitchen. With unexpected tile details, an antique island, and dip-dyed pillows, this modern Mediterranean kitchen is easily the room of our dreams. Inspired to bring it home, we found pieces that encompass this chic, yet down-to-earth look on any budget. Click through to find out how!

Photo by Lincoln Barbour [2] via Jessica Helgerson Interior Design [3]

Standout Cabinets

For kitchen cabinets that stand out, choose a Brooks gray [4] ($16 for sample) paint over a shade of white, and finish with brass knobs [5] ($10).

Photo by Lincoln Barbour [6] via Jessica Helgerson Interior Design [7]


To get the look of this Mediterranean kitchen, tile is key. A white subway tile [8] ($17) covers the walls, while an eclectic black and white tile [9] (price upon request) makes the floor pop.

Statement Piece

Similar to the antique island, this birch desk [10] ($1,495) is reminiscent of a traditional Spanish table and would make an unexpected piece in a kitchen.

Rustic Utensils

Large cutting boards [11] ($55) create sturdy work stations and add a rustic touch to the kitchen's polished finishes.

Earthy Textures

To soften up the window seat and complement the home's eclectic vibe, a blue ikat pillow [12] ($59) and a simple linen pillow [13] ($59) are down-to-earth additions.

Eclectic Dishware

Patterned tableware [14] ($8 per piece) becomes kitchen decor when displayed on open shelves. Consider mixing and matching a few pieces among white dishes too.

Black Accents

Small accents like this ceramic jar [15] ($10, originally $13) are just the way to bring a space together.

Brass Lighting

Similar to the ones in the inspiration kitchen, brass pendants [16] ($179 - $359, originally $209-$509) are classic fixtures reminiscent of antique barn lights.

Industrial Bar Stools

A pair of industrial bar stools [17] ($149) modernizes the kitchen's Spanish tile and antique island.