Palm Springs SpanishMediterranean Living Room, Los Angeles
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Mediterranean style is:Cool and refreshing. Whitewashed walls, tile floors and stone offer a cooling respite in a warm climate.Earthy. Look for natural materials like rough-hewn wood, leather, terra cotta and stone.Ornamented. Mediterranean style embraces the art of surface ornamentation with elaborate tilework, ceramics and richly patterned textiles, as well as intricately carved wood.
7. Warm ivories and rich browns anchor this Spanish-style living room in Palm Springs, California, while pops of pink add fun, colorful accents. The space feels crisp and current thanks to the clean-lined furniture and contemporary fabrics, but Designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings also wanted to layer in a feeling of heritage. “The vintage pieces — torchieres, wall clock and table lamps — all add a texture and distinctiveness to the room that new items would not,” he says.
In this popular living room photo uploaded to Houzz in 2018, designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings used rich coffered ceilings, an iron chandelier, a jute rug on tile floors, a pronounced fireplace and stately chairs mixed with laid-back sofas to create a breezy atmosphere in Palm Springs, California.
1. Spanish SophisticationDesigner: Michael Ostrow of Grace Home FurnishingsLocation: Palm Springs, CaliforniaSize: 528 square feet (49 square meters); 22 by 24 feet Homeowners’ request. Bright, dramatic and clean with light furnishings to play off the dark carved wood ceiling. Style. “We decided to do the whole house in a clean Montecito style,” says designer Michael Ostrow, referring to a California community known for its Spanish-style architecture. “Lots of ivory and brown with color added to give the spaces interest. The pink was unusual and fun. The room is not overcrowded. Everything has its place. The end result is crisp and clean while still being warm, colorful and dramatic.”Designer secret. “The vintage pieces — torchieres, wall clock and table lamps — all add a texture and distinctiveness to the room that new items would not,” Ostrow says. “The custom shield shades on the torchieres that coordinate with the pillow fabric are a nice detail.”“Uh-oh” moment. “The large blanc de Chine [white Chinese porcelain] vintage table lamps with custom shades were really big for the room and at first seemed to block the view when we first installed them,” Ostrow says. “I took them in and out of the setting many times. Ultimately, the homeowners really loved the lamps and wanted them in the room, so the question was answered.”Albion sofa and Cordova cocktail table: Bernhardt Furniture Co.; Quatrefoil tables: Uttermost; jute woven rug: Surya; Dianne chair: Vanguard Furniture Co.See more of this home | Browse living room products
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living room Mediterranean-style spaces can be cool and breezy or rich and warm, calling to mind sun-drenched land and sparkling water. Hallmarks of the look include smooth expanses of cool white plaster, dark wood beams, rich textiles and intricate tilework.