Mediterranean-Style Design 10 Stories

While classical architecture and medieval customs established connections between the northeastern U.S., England and Northern Europe, another architectural expression was developing in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. through Spanish colonialism. Not only did Mediterranean influences form the...
9 Architectural Elements of Spanish Revival Style
As a fan and owner of a 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival home, I can't get enough of them. Every one I have come across has been unique and well-constructed with lots of character and charm. This type of architecture was born as a result of the Panama-California...
10 Favorite Features of Spanish Revival Style
Spanish Revival homes became popular in California during the 1920s following the Panama-California Exposition, which took place in San Diego from 1915-1917. At this fair, temporary buildings were built using a mix of influences: Spanish Baroque, Spanish...
9 Elements of Spanish Revival Kitchens
If you like the look of warm, welcoming old-world homes, Spanish Revival might be the style for you. We've already explored some of the classic architectural...
Get the Look: Spanish-Mediterranean Courtyard
As the weather warms up, many of us are thinking about how to spruce up our outdoor areas for lounging, parties and dinners outside. Spanish-Mediterranean courtyard gardens provide plenty of inspiration. These cozy enclosed patios are designed to be...
Roots of Style: Spanish Eclectic Homes Find a Place in the Sun
When you see a clay tile roof in the U.S., you will likely find a palm tree nearby, for Spanish eclectic architecture dominates large regions of California, Arizona and Florida. The orange and red terra-cotta roofing defines the local architecture, comfortably...
My Houzz: Renovated Spanish Bungalow in Anaheim
Interior designers Dan and Erin Benedict consider their home to be their playground — a place to have fun and experiment with new design ideas. The couple transformed their 1924 California bungalow from a neglected little house into a charming and updated...
My Houzz: Spanish Colonial Restoration in Hollywood
Eight years ago on a whim, Jeff Olde visited an open house on a pretty elm-lined street he’d long admired. “I walked in the front door and was immediately taken with the two-story entry hall with a sweeping staircase," says Olde,...
Houzz Tour: Spanish Colonial–Modern Union in California
"As far as Spanish colonials go, sometimes you walk in and it's been perfectly preserved. Sometimes you walk in and it's been all goofed up. This one was a little of both," says interior designer Charmean Neithart of this Pasadena, California, home. She...
My Houzz: Spanish Style in the Rockies
Three years ago, Paul Lev-Ary fell in love with a Spanish-style stucco house nestled in the mountains and decided to make the move from his longtime residence in the suburban plains of Boulder. At the time, he already owned a small mountainside...
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