1920s Spanish Mediterranean Home With Contemporary Color

Where coffered ceilings, sweeping arches and sconces showcase the original craftsmanship behind this 1920s Mediterranean-style home, designer Laura Martin Bovard used contemporary colors, accents and furniture to update the interior for modern living. The result is a space that feels both warm and sophisticated.

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December 14, 2016

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Spanish Mediterranean Entry With Rug

The pretty entry of this Spanish-style home does interesting things with lines: exposed beams broadly cut across the white ceiling. In the back, a wrought-iron railing swoops up and around the stairs for a stylish path to the second level. 

Mediterranean Living Room With Ottomans

Many of the original details of this 1920s Spanish Mediterranean home were preserved, such as the coffered ceiling and the sconces. The custom-built sofas by Cameron Park Furniture provide plush seating, while the ottoman-style coffee tables from Quatrine bring structure to the setting.

Sitting Room Includes Colorful Art

Against the side wall, art by Helen S. Cohen makes a colorful splash above two denim-blue armchairs. Thanks to its mix of hues, the piece complements multiple elements in the room.

Neutral Accents, Flowing Curtains

In this elegant neutral-hued living room, curtains that reach from floor to ceiling help visually add height to the space. An oversized area rug below softens the hardwood floors.

Open Kitchen With Herringbone Floor

In this kitchen's makeover, the tiny space was opened up and modernized with chef-grade appliances and a spacious, open-concept layout. What used to be a maid’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and sunporch now houses tons of counter space and an island, a large refrigerator and a six-burner Wolf range.

Blue-Hued Dining Room

This simple, tasteful dining room features the home's original coved ceiling. The agate chandelier from Ironies shines in the center of the room, while the area rug from Niba Collections adds a dose of color.

Shelf Showcases Statue Collection

Against the left wall, a series of glass-bottom statues bring a traveled touch to the dining room. 

Moroccan-Inspired Powder Room

This powder room makes a memorable style statement thanks to its textured wallpaper and a pendant light fixture. With an ornate pattern, the light casts fascinating shadows.

Indoor-Outdoor Sitting Nook

Filled with light and warm, homey details, this sitting nook is just the place to catch up on a favorite book. The silvery end table is a fun touch of luxury, while French doors open the space to the outdoors. 

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