We determined the most impactful Spanish Revival design details in order to make it super simple for you to integrate these West Coast vibes into your abode. Spanish-Mexican Talavera tile, warm wood, and terracotta are our three quintessential elements to transform any tabletop, coffee table, bar, or side table from boring bland into charming Spanish Revival rendition. From the free-spirited mystic persona to the more reserved traditional approach we’ve curated six Spanish Revival designs for every wanderer.
Earthy and neutral tones should always dominate a California Spanish Revival inspired design in order to act as the backdrop and canvas for the small colorful pops of the primary colors blue, rust, and golden yellow which are showcased in most hand painted Spanish ceramics. When it comes to nailing this look using such bold graphic balance between each individual pattern is critical.
Each design features three tile variants as is traditional for facing the stairs in Spanish Colonial homes. This strategy serves dual purposes. First, to visually breakup the otherwise overwhelmingly bold graphics of each individual piece through use of well harmonized variety of complementary patterns. Pairing these patterns, shapes, and colors are the main ingredients for balancing your look. Use the gorgeous tiles to replace your boring coasters and these earthy serving trays for a comfortable, warm, glowing home.
No 1. Spirited Mystic
The Spirited Mystic actively craves the mysterious and embraces the ambiance of the unknown. They feel deeply connected to the Earth and the infinite possibilities of the universe. For those that are open to exploring new and old philosophical ideals. The Spirited Mystic finds beauty in the abstractness and the stories behind ancient art. She’s excellent at finding unique momentos at local vintage stores. The Spirited Mystic’s interior design style is mostly eclectic with a bit of old-world character.
No 2. Wallflower
The Wallflower finds herself gravitating to natural and organic patterns, textures, and colors. When wandering she’s known to stop on the side of the road to collects little flower and plant momentos. She craves bringing the outdoors in and often has dozens of house plants that she cares very deeply for. The Wallflower gravitates to cozy English cottage, country, shabby chic, and Jungalow interior design aesthetics to fulfill their need for botanical vibes. Being cozy is always more important than being trendy to this Wallflower.
No 3. Colorfully Bold
This individual seeks out bold colors and often finds themselves gravitating to designs that feature vibrant color pops. Their homes typically feature many colorful accents and they’re not afraid of vibrant furniture either. This stylista feels her most calm in colorfully eclectic spaces and culturally rich places. They’re not afraid of patterns and prefer very bold, larger, and more colorful prints. Contrast is key to the Colorfully Bold feeling at home. She gravitates towards color blocking and feature walls. Sometimes she like Bohemian and sometimes she likes modern but in the end it doesn’t really matter as long as there’s enough color to give the design life.
No 4. Shapeshifter
The Shapeshifter looks for geometric features, lines, and well defined shapes within their spaces. Sometime their style can be almost futuristic looking but they tend to gravitate to Scandinavian, industrial, modern, and contemporary interiors. They greatly value abstract architecture and dream of having a super modern minimalist home. They’re not afraid of raw concrete floors and plain white or black furniture. For this individual it’s all about finding just the right piece to put in just the right place because they truly believe that less is more.
No 5. Wanderer
The Wanderer feels at home the most when she’s not at home but if she has to stay put she loves layering her space with momentos she brings back from her extensive travels. The Wanderer’s interior style is very eclectic as far as the decor goes but for furniture she tends to gravitate to mid-century modern because it’s the perfect canvas to showcase her treasures. Each piece she finds must have a character of its own and she doesn’t really even consider if it matches the other accents in her home.
No 6. Traditional
The Traditional individual enjoys values the finer things in life and values the looks of the past. They gravitate towards traditional, French Country, transitional, and sometimes rustic interior designs.