Get Inspired: Los Angeles Spanish Revival Home

Get Inspired: Los Angeles Spanish Revival Home

Spanish revival interiors are back in a big way, and they offer the perfect base for pairing old and new. 

What Is Spanish Revival Style?

Spanish revival interiors are a blend of Spanish colonial and Moorish design elements. The style is characterized by its use of natural materials, including wooden beams, arched passages, plaster walls, rich colors illustrated through tiles and mosaics, intricate details, and a focus on comfort and atmospheres that are timeless and inviting.

This design style celebrates Spanish-style homes and the atmosphere they evoke, as well as the more architectural and decorative details. They're a way of bringing life back into traditional Spanish architecture by injecting patterns and textures while considering modern lifestyles and comforts. 

As seen in this curated home on Boyce Avenue, designed by Kiel Wuellner which has an underlying sense of coziness from the comfortable soft furnishings, wooden accents, statement ceramics, and subtle patterns sprinkled throughout.

How To Decorate With Spanish Revival Style

l. Use an Earthy Color Palette
Inspired by nature, this style embraces earthy more subdued tones – terracotta is one of the most prevalent hues, alongside shades of red, green, brown and orange. Rather than covering every wall in these colors, take a more nuanced approach, and add color in tile or furnishings, to provides a pop of interest in unexpected places
II. Mix Old and New
There's no rule when it comes to mixing old and new, but one of the easiest methods is to pair contemporary furniture with antique and vintage decor.  Stick to traditional silhouettes and materials such as shaker or mission, leather, and linen, or go big and mix in modern cozy with highly textured fabrics and patterns.
III. Make a Feature of the Architecture

Spanish revival interiors are well known for their unique architectural details – from the terracotta roof tiles to the exposed beams and curved lines, introducing a sense of this character is key to a successful scheme. 

Consider a lime wash paint on the walls or a beautiful patterned tile in the kitchen. Even small nods to Spanish revival style can add character to your home.

IV. Introduce Pattern through Tiles and Upholstery 

Patterned tiles are one of the most well-known features of Spanish revival interiors, and they're a great way to infuse the style into a home that doesn't architecturally match the aesthetic.

As well as tiles, introducing soft furnishings creates a cohesive feel through every room of the home. Kristen recommends introducing 'patterned textiles in upholstery and pillows that reflect the colors of the earth – dark greens, rich browns, reds and charcoal grays.

V. Create lots of Textural Interest

Part of the charm of Spanish-style homes is that they aren't perfect. So many natural materials and textures are used – walls aren't perfectly flat and organic shapes run through schemes. Decor pieces should also feel lived-in and imperfect, so consider the materials you introduce.

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