An arched stone gate with a weathered doorway leads to the heavily landscaped courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. A stone fountain provides a focal point and the serene sound of trickling water. Light stone finishes contrast with dark woods throughout the home.
This quaint brick home has plenty of English charm. The arches over the doorway are reminiscent of Romanesque/Norman architecture and the two large bay windows are a big selling point for this house as seen on HGTV’s House Hunters International.
Continuing around the front, designers opted to remove the wood accents of this historic Tudor home in favor of an all-stucco exterior. To incorporate pieces of traditional flair, though, designers added decorative brick around the home's doorway and window arches to embrace the character of this historic home.
By removing the arched brick details and raising the built-in bookcase and doorway heights, this living room appears taller and grander. A mirror behind the glass built-in shelves also helps to visually expand the space. Contemporary furnishings in muted tones create an inviting, but stylish place to relax.
Designer Catherine Smith blended old with new in this Spanish Colonial-inspired living room. Furniture pieces bring newer elements to the space while components from the Spanish Colonial period take you back in time. Wooden ceiling beams and wrought-iron details represent materials used during that time period, and the doorway arches were often the only ornamentation in this type of simple, informal design. Catherine used a red wine-colored velvet sofa and an oversized tapestry of a Spanish-style courtyard to add texture, giving the space a stunning appearance.