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Design Styles, Defined!

Definitions & examples of common design terms

By Lisa Frederick


Do you know art deco design from midcentury modern sensibilities? How about Kelly Wearstler versus Ralph Lauren looks? If common design style terms confound you, page through these common design definitions, complete with ways to incorporate these varied looks into your own home. (See all interior design terms here.)

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Mediterranean Style Defined

Mediterranean style might be the ultimate melting pot. It travels between Greece, Italy, France, Spain and the other countries on the fringe of the Mediterranean Sea, picking up the unique influences of each as it goes. Emphatic and evocative, this look bears hints of Moorish grace, Spanish flamboyance, French elegance, and more.

See the basics on Mediterranean style. 

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