10 Spanish-Inspired Rooms
Religious elements prominent in Mexico influence this yellow guest bedroom designed by Carole Meyer. The handmade iron crown holds mosquito netting above the bed and represents wrought-iron details popular in Spanish design elements. The headboard is a hand-painted folding screen mounted to the wall, and the star-shaped tin light fixture brings whimsy to the space. Kilim pillows accent the red paisley bedspread, and the three small paintings on the wall, created by Carole, are inspired by the religious iconography of Mexico.
Whimsical Mexican Entryway
Talavera tiles, popular in Mexico due to the availability of fine clays, adorn this yellow entryway. Designers Wayne and Kiki Suggs of Classic New Mexico Homes added decorative tin lighting to achieve a whimsical look in this pueblo revival home.
Old World Elements
The open floor plan of this Old World Spanish-style interior allows for fluidity and simple design. The wooden ceiling beams previously used as supports now offer a decorative element. Round candle chandeliers and the arched doorway complete the Old World Spanish look. Design by Keith Summerour of Summerour Associates & Architects
Elegant Spanish Dining Room
The Spanish-style, hand-carved furniture complements the honey-colored velvet drapes, enhancing the dining room's elegant look. Carol Latta used hand-mixed paint on the walls for a one-of-a-kind color scheme, and the Spanish-style dining room chairs carry through the honey color of the draperies. Carol added her original contemporary art to counterbalance the predominantly historical Spanish elements. Three wrought-iron and glass chandeliers hang above the table, and skylights create natural light patterns against the wood corbels.
Stone and Wood Components
This Old World rustic Spanish entryway designed by architectural designer Matt Dougan features distressed beam work and granite fieldstone, a common element in the mountainous areas of Spain and Mexico. Wood components and tile flooring complete the Old World Spanish look.
Designer Steve Appolloni decorated this round adobe fireplace with colorful Spanish-inspired pottery. A soft light brightens the niches above the adobe fireplace, and the clear glass blocks counterbalance the curves in the wall.
Colorful Spanish Inspiration
San Felipe Saltillo tile flooring, a terra-cotta tile originating from Mexico, adds texture to this Spanish-style kitchen designed by Erica Islas. The eco-friendly floor tile by Arto neutralizes the teal cabinet and colorful, decorative Talavera tile backsplash.
Lively Mexican Bathroom
This master bathroom vanity is enriched with Mexican influences, including tin light fixtures and mirrors, colorful Talavera tile on the vanity and sinks, and Saltillo tile flooring. The adobe walls and color palette represent the warm Mexican climate. Design by Classic New Mexico Homes
Traditional Meets Contemporary
From the terra-cotta tile flooring to the tall arched French doors, this living room is a contemporary twist on traditional Spanish design. The warm accent colors look crisp against the white walls and sofa. The living room's color scheme is carried through to the adjacent traditional Spanish-style courtyard. Design by Carole Meyer
Luxurious Spanish Design
Architectural designer Matt Dougan blends contemporary and Old World Spanish-inspired designs, from the dark cabinetry and doors to the wrought-iron window treatment above the sink. The hand-carved wood island and Canterra stone flooring bring luxury to the space.