In this Spanish Colonial Revival home, the bathroom is designed to evoke the home's style with tile details and a warm wood vanity. For a modern touch, a small TV is built into the wall to catch up on the news while getting ready.
Elaborate wood carvings on the vanity, dressing table and mirrors bring Old World flair to this Spanish Colonial Revival master bathroom. Light-colored hardwood floors ground the space and combined with soft yellow walls and neutral tiles keep the space bright. Spanish-inspired tiles add a burst of earth-toned color.
This heavily carved four poster bed with mosquito netting drapes takes you to the tropics. The bed and nightstands are mahogany and ornately carved to reflect the colonial influences in Caribbean decor. Soft gray walls lighten the heavy furniture.
Fresh pink patterned drapery, a stunning wool Moroccan area rug and a modernized mantel make this living room a happy and elegant conversation space. Originally a colonial style mantel, the new look was achieved with drywall and beautiful bright white plaster, which reflects natural light into the room and creates a fresh and modern feel. Designers emphasized the area with a chocolate brown accent wall above. Flanking the mantel with matching cabinets brings balance and adds storage.
Influenced by Colonial and Victorian architecture, the uniquely American Farmhouse home style looks just right with tall, narrow, double-hung windows, bay windows and window groupings, and 2-over-2 grille patterns. Black exterior window frames add striking contrast for curb appeal.
Fun fact: The reason Colonial architecture tends to feature windows with many small “lights” (individual panes) is that the British imposed high import taxes on large pieces of glass sent into the Colonies.
To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
An American country oak sideboard holds a collection of antique brass candlesticks, bowls and hand bells. A pair of Victorian tole lanterns, blue and white striped wallpaper and a Colonial painting add sophisticated country style to the space.
In this Colonial Revival home, the bathroom features an expansive walk-in shower with neutral tile walls and flooring and a rainfall showerhead. To add a touch of Spanish style, detailed tiles create an elegant base along the floor.
Function meets style in this colonial-inspired kitchen. The range is inset into the island for easy access to the sink and refrigerator. On the other side of the island, a family-friendly dining area with three black barstools is the perfect spot for casual meals.
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.