Color is key to creating a lively Spanish-inspired outdoor dining area. The yellow pergola, Talavera tile behind the grill, Saltillo patio tile and cobalt-blue seat cushions all work to enliven this festive alfresco space.
Beach-blue walls add a pop in the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013, where texture is layered effectively and design elements run the gamut from casual-chic to the refined elegance of Hollywood regency. Stair risers clad with Talavera tiles and a driftwood-framed mirror add interest to the space.
Add energy to your outdoor space with an all-season rug designed to stand up to the elements. Inspired by the bright geometric motifs of traditional Mexican tiles, the Talavera Tile Indoor/Outdoor Rug, $79.95 to $599.95, from Plough & Hearth, is made from tough polyester and designed to resist mildew and fading. No need to worry about outdoor traffic: just hose the rug down to clean it.