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Casa Lluvia Blanca southwestern-kitchen

Casa Lluvia Blanca

Nestled into the quiet middle of a block in the historic center of the beautiful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, this 4,500 square foot courtyard home is accessed through lush gardens with trickling fountains and a luminous lap-pool. The living, dining, kitchen, library and master suite on the ground floor open onto a series of plant filled patios that flood each space with light that changes throughout the day. Elliptical domes and hewn wooden beams sculpt the ceilings, reflecting soft colors onto curving walls. A long, narrow stairway wrapped with windows and skylights is a serene connection to the second floor ''Moroccan' inspired suite with domed fireplace and hand-sculpted tub, and "French Country" inspired suite with a sunny balcony and oval shower. A curving bridge flies through the high living room with sparkling glass railings and overlooks onto sensuously shaped built in sofas. At the third floor windows wrap every space with balconies, light and views, linking indoors to the distant mountains, the morning sun and the bubbling jacuzzi. At the rooftop terrace domes and chimneys join the cozy seating for intimate gatherings.

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December 9, 2012
kaduerks wrote:
What can you tell me about the tile?
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Is there somewhere online to find this flooring?
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October 9, 2012
javenti wrote:
What are the counter tops and island made of? - Very interesting look!
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The kitchen countertops and island are made of handmade Mexican ceramic tiles.
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March 23, 2012
glendadon wrote:
Love all the yellow-what is the paint color?
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Fresh Butter is a similar color.
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November 15, 2013
askrause wrote:
What is the wall color. thanks
October 18, 2013
favajava wrote:
where is the counter and wall tile from
March 18, 2013
tracycogan wrote:
Where is the island pendant light from?
April 30, 2012
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: A Modern Mexican Paradise
Local handmade tile covers the kitchen backsplash, countertops and floor. The cupboards, also done by hand, are made of alder. "Our crew in San Miguel doesn't really use any power tools," says Cathi. "Every part of the house is made with someone's hands, which adds a really beautiful quality to our work — even the portions of this house that are meant to be more sleek."
Turn your kitchen into your second-favorite room in the house. Food prep burns calories, and eating at home is considered more waistline-whittling than dining out. If your kitchen has the space, create a breakfast nook for the day’s most important, metabolism-boosting meal.
5. Textured walls. In a Mediterranean kitchen, walls gain interest and depth from a tactile finish. Consider stucco, Venetian plaster or even drywall mud for a textural surface that evokes the sense of an old-world villa.

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stove top
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Backsplash to match the floor, wood grain tiles
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Love the curvature!
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tile and center island
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Tile backsplash taller on wall
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Yellow tile counter and backsplash
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Floor - terra cotta with blue
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Why do I need ceiling to floor cupboards filling all the space???!
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tile and kitchen decor
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wood styke
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Color! Backsplash. Wood shelf above counters; stove.
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January 27, 2015
nice cabinet style
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January 26, 2015
Pretty yellow tile.
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tall cabinet
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dark in croner tiles, but would do on smaller scale
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January 14, 2015
how beautiful. makes me feel as if I'm in my grandma's house. so comfy.
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exposed beam shelf
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Island is cool. Love the coordinating tile with wall color. Accent tiles are nice. Wood ties in natural feel and copper makes it feel like a cooking area. like the small and subtly separate eating area.
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The variety
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Que hermosa cosina , el color amarillo me encanta con mi isla en ladrillo a la vista,
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Mediterranean so much tiling
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Beam along wall
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Yellow tile with blue insets, but it would be hard to match our light yellow cabinet colors.
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terracotta fume hood
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Open to outside
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floor, colors, stove, hood
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Hideous, but I like the idea of a round island.
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color to blend with granite and small navy inserts
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Cool Idea for hood.
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Bright colors
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yellow with black diamond
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Love the oval center island
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Yellow, terra cotta, blue, and warm wood - winning combination!
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Hood support
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Unique style
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Like colors and textured walls
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Yellow is nice
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kitchen stove backsplash
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Wood beam over cabinets in kitchen?
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matching tile to paint. might not be bad with a space as small as ours.
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Part of a Mediterranean style kitchen listing that appeared after I filled in questions on my ideal kitchen wishes - wood, stone, stainless steel, inviting, cozy, vintage lighting, coastal living.
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I wouldn't do anything this dramatic but I do like the way they tied in the tall cupboard and the stove vent. And I do like the tile.
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tile floor and backsplash
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Vent hood idea
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vent hood, wood, floor
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island pain color for powder room
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AAHHH - such beauty!
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Hacienda and door
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materials, color, lighting effects. happy, fun kitchen!
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Love the Spanish style added to the wood. I would use less yellow
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Counters floor and backsplash
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Island and beam over c-top
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kind of our colors
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Absolutely LOVE this kitchen!!!!!
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yellow and brown
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using the diamond shape
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open to side of range, 30 ", don't like hood but simpler with horizontal element
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Wood beam
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small island 2 nd kitchen
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Textured walls. In a Mediterranean kitchen, walls gain interest and depth from a tactile finish. Consider stucco, Venetian plaster or even drywall mud for a textural surface that evokes the sense of an old-world villa.
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cocina viga
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blue/yellow tile
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C+ (yellow a bit rough (so bright), but it is interesting...)
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the colors cobination
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Not my style.
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warm colours, wood, tiled floor
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colors. happy
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Walls with tile and no upper cabinets
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clores de la cocina
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Wall color
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it bit over the top but interesting & curves
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cool bold use of tile, moroccan flair again
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Yellow tile!
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moroccan floor
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cocina mexicana
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alder cabinets
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a bit too yellow, but I like it
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small cobalt blye tiles in between saltillo tiles in kitchen
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Access to outdoor
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Tile on island
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Tile and floor
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It's eclectic and smooth
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Yellow tile for kitchen
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Jaisalmer stone for utility countertop?
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susan tile floor
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beam over top of frig and cabinet
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Interesting copper hood idea as a jumping off point.
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slope of hood
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kitchen backsplash
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Ours could be white tiles with stainless steel or gray or green accents in the centers
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Backsplash tile
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vent hood
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Wood top in wood
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Mosaic and rustic cabinets
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Great kitchen
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Check out the island shape. How fun!
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Broken tile cabinet
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back splash
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Very characteristic of a Hispanic house!
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kitchen color
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saltillo tile with blue
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floor tile
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Round island
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Yellow walls instead of yellow drawers
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