Native grasses and wildflowers were used throughout the landscape design of this home in Santa Barbara. The result is gardens that are low water, full of color and harmonious with their natural surroundings.
Patio: Waterfront Mansion Featured in Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
Fabulous indoor/outdoor terraces overlook the Biscayne Bay from this Mediterranean-style mansion in Miami. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Guests are greeted the moment they reach the entry stairs with colorful zigzag step tiles that play off of the blue trim of the house. The custom Dutch door, flanked by a pair of oversized wall lanterns, creates the opportunity to open up the top half allowing in the cool ocean breeze.
Gorgeous Great Room Features Exposed Beams & Chic Furnishings
This gorgeous great room has a Mediterranean countenance thanks to the exposed beams and a heavy, ornate door. Paired with stark white walls and chic furnishings, the design is Spanish modern with a twist.
Privately set on 10 acres, one of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906.The property is bordered by a seasonal creek and offers significant gardens and landscaping, including several century-old tree specimens.
Gorgeous Mediterranean Eat-In Kitchen Features Dark Stained Cabinetry
This dreamy Mediterranean kitchen by Raegan Ford Interiors features beautiful dark stained cabinetry that matches the kitchen island. Dark wood beams, granite countertops and gray hardwood floors complete the stunning design.
A rustic elegance defines a host of outdoor patios and covered terraces that flank the home, including this comfortable lounge with an outdoor fireplace. Open-air living is a must in this waterfront hacienda.
While this stunning, Mediterranean kitchen looks ripped from the pages of high-end catalog, it's approachable layout and design make it easy to see yourself making meals and memories in it. The exposed ceiling beams add loads of warmth and charm to the cool, white palette, and the comfy bench-stools make having a seat at the extra-large island nearly irresistible.
Though spacious, this sun porch has a cozy, warm feel that's achieved by creating distinct spaces for lounging and dining. A large stone fireplace is a welcoming touch. A mix of light and dark finishes creates contrast that highlights the Spanish architecture.
Bright White Spanish-Style Living Room Filled with Earthy Accents and Warm Wood Tones
Vibrant turquoise accents pop against the cool neutral seating and drapery in this eclectic Spanish-style family room. The dark wood beams and traditional chandelier encircle the room to make it cozy and warm.
Don't forget the fifth wall – the ceiling. Add architectural details, paint a unique design or do both, like HGTV fan CasaSmithDesigns, who creates an Old World-inspired ceiling with rustic beams and custom artwork in muted primary hues.