Mediterranean Style 25 Stories

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 Colonial and Moorish Revival. The new homes based on these were named...
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of Modern Mediterranean Flavor
Influenced by the warm, saturated colors of captivating landscapes, the sun and misty sea air, Mediterranean style brings an unbeatable combination of cultural flavor and low-key luxury into a home. On my travels through European and Mediterranean...
Bath of the Week: Glass and Steel With a Mediterranean Twist
This master bathroom is in a Spanish revival house in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood. But before it was remodeled by interior designer Deirdre Doherty, its...
Houzz Tour: Mediterranean Minimalism for a California Bungalow
Interior designer Christina Karras, principal of Forte Design, loves searching salvage yards and junk shops for undiscovered treasures. Her client, a stylish executive at The...
Houzz Tour: Modern and Traditional Tango in a Spanish-Style Ranch
Shaw Coates and her husband, John, loved living in their four-level downtown San Diego house. Shaw, in particular, loved small spaces, having lived in Paris apartments. But when the couple — she's a marketing director; he's a hardware engineer for Qualcomm...
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan
This homeowner wanted the walk down into her condominium's basement to take her far away — all the way to Europe. "The owner wanted to create a cozy Mediterranean wine cellar look," says Lisa Whelan of M.J....
Houzz Tour: Global Flavor for a Mediterranean-Style Home
Portland, Oregon, is known more for its midcentury ranch, Craftsman, Victorian and regional bungalow homes — which is why interior designer Jessica Helgerson felt...
Houzz Tour: Refreshed Spanish Colonial in the Hollywood Hills
This 1920s Spanish Revival home in the Hollywood Hills was in good condition but needed refreshing. "The clients are a young family from the East Coast that enjoy spending time on the West Coast," says interior designer Laura...
Houzz Tour: Only the Best for a Desert Spanish Colonial
Prepare to enter a luxurious Spanish colonial home built with every detail beautifully executed. "We had a budget where we could use the very best of everything on this house," says interior designer Josie Fratantoni. But "I love to show it to clients...
12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a Kitchen
Whether you are planning a new Spanish-style kitchen or remodeling an old one, these 12 design features will help you capture the rustic charm and warmth of this unique architectural style. Most of these ideas — arches, wood and stone ceilings,...
15 Ways to Make Your Home Speak Spanish
The other day at a favorite Mexican restaurant, my family and I were delighted by the sudden appearance of a well-known mariachi band, there as part of the restaurant's 10th-anniversary celebration. The food was divine, and the music was wonderful, and...
My Houzz: Exotic Laguna Beach Family Home
Joe and Lisa Preston couldn't wait to move into this classic Spanish Mediterranean house in California, where a stunning view of Laguna Beach meshes beautifully with the old-world architecture and the owner's art collection. The plaster walls, vaulted...
Houzz Tour: California Mediterranean in Los Angeles
Interior designer Darci Goodman had some wooing to do when it came to this Long Beach, California, remodel. Her clients, a couple with three kids, were confident in her work, but the husband...
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,...
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Mediterranean Kitchen
Warm, inviting and cozy, the kitchen generates the heartbeat of a Mediterranean home. There's nothing shy about Mediterranean décor; it's full of saturated colors, strong lines and ornate details, calling to mind sunshine, vivid landscapes and coastal...
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