California Courtyard with Fire Pit, Outdoor Seating
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.
Mediterranean Kitchen With Butcher Block Kitchen Island
This vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired kitchen shows off a large island with weathered, orange cabinets and a wood butcher block countertop. Open shelving puts colorful dishes on display that complement the colorful chairs and dining table nearby.
Mediterranean Restaurant Terrace With Tropical Plants
This outdoor terrace at Perch LA — a French bistro in the heart of Los Angeles — features yellow and teal Mediterranean floor tiles. Cream colored stone archways are lined with green brick tiles, while several potted tropical plants complete the look of the space.
Tuscan-Inspired Courtyard with Water Feature, Fire Pit
Earth, fire and water – this Tuscan-inspired courtyard in Southern California has every element in place. With ample plantings in both containers and beds, the garden has a lush ambiance that ushers users out of the city and straight into an oasis of relaxation. Square terra cotta tiles kick up the charm and add a unique touch.
A small, rooftop terrace provides the perfect place to take in the great outdoors. Terra-cotta pavers, Spanish tiles and stunning mountain views transport guests on a Mediterranean retreat. Potted herbs and shrubs enhance the Tuscan feel of the space. Design by Joan Grabel
Stacked stone steps lead to a charming, arched front door that gains entrance to this Mediterranean-inspired home's fairy tale-esque courtyard. Whimsical house numbers and lush, casual plantings add to the home's rustic and welcoming vibe.
The stucco overlay that had given the windows their Gothic shape is also history, allowing more light inside the home. Intricate trellis work adds Spanish-style detail to the home. Well-planted window boxes will provide color to this Southern home throughout the seasons.
Mediterranean Hallway with Antique Blue Side Board
This hallway gives off a Mediterranean vibe with its Grecian blue antique side board and stone-like candlesticks. Stone sculptures of white flowering plants in distressed pottery sit on either side of the table, while a painting on the white brick wall provides a colorful finishing touch.
Eat-In Kitchen With Mediterranean Style Breakfast Nook and Eclectic Chandelier
This kitchen features a stylish breakfast nook with an oval wooden table and neutral upholstered chairs. Colorful Cuban tile flooring is positioned under the table, while an eclectic beaded chandelier hangs from the grasscloth covered coffered ceiling.
Colorful Kitchen With Handmade Ceramic Tile Countertops
Tile designer Vicki Morrow lined the countertops in this kitchen with her own, handmade ceramics. You could, of course, use purchased handmade ceramics – or even off-the-shelf squares from your local big-box store.