The neutral color of this Spanish-style home makes a perfect backdrop to a beautifully landscaped yard. Bright colors pop in flower beds and window boxes against the home's facade. Application details that complemented the existing architecture were added around the windows and front porch.
A banquette features a sofa and eight seats with cushions used to emphasize the Moorish textures and furniture styling. The custom veneer panels creating the banquette area were hand-stained on site and made to match the walnut cabinetry.
This kids room was designed with soft yellow walls that complement the light-colored hardwood flooring. A modern bunk bed has plenty of space for sleepovers and storage. Beyond the Moorish-style archway is a girl's dressing room in white, pink and turquoise.
Red barrel-tiled awnings and white stucco exterior give this space a Spanish flair. Standard brick steps give way to concrete pavers that evoke the Moorish influence of southern Spain for this guesthouse. Three sets of double doors that open from floor to ceiling keep the guesthouse open to cooling breezes.
"Compositionally, I think this kitchen works very well," says designer Genevieve Gorder about this HGTV Design Star kitchen makeover. "The layout is open and inclusive to everyone and everything in the house, which is ideal for families and entertaining. I love the idea of Moorish accents running throughout the space and that there seems to be enough storage that was installed correctly in every corner of the kitchen." But she adds: "Where I think they missed — and missed hard — with this particular design was in the very concept. When I look at this space I'm confused with a folkie valance, a latticework design of Moorish descent on the bar and an almost Victorian/turn-of-the-century pressed-tin backsplash. Overall, I think the space lacks focus; it feels weighted down by too much color and busied by clashing patterns."
Venetian plastered walls, cypress beams and custom-made wrought iron lighting set an elegant tone upon entering this traditional living room. Designer Troy Beasley mixes contemporary chairs, tables and accessories with charming Moorish art and rich, Tuscan hues. Tuscan style is known for its natural, earth-toned colors, like golden yellow, terra cotta and green for an airy effect in warm-weather places, and this ivory and gold color scheme provides just that.