Sunday, July 28, 2013


Spanish Revival style is unabashedly romantic, dramatic and passionate. Full of color, warmth, texture and intricate detail, it brings us back to the early 1920's in California.

Spanish Revival homes became popular in California during the 20's following the Panama-California Exposition, which took place in San Diego from 1915-1917. At this fair, temporary buildings were built using a mix of influences: Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial and Moorish Revival. The new homes based on these were named Spanish Colonial Revival. They had classic Spanish features on the exterior: white stucco walls, red terracotta roof tiles, wrought iron gates and window grilles and carved entry doors.

Dramatic oversized light fixtures define this space

 The red stools are a great punch of color and warm contrast to the black and white tile flooring

Round black soaking tub and handmade cement floor tiles

Arched doorways, dark flooring and wood ceiling beams set the mood

California license plate, 1920's

Moorish influence

Hand painted tiles

Glazed black floor tiles in a traditional arabesque pattern are a gorgeous contrast to the clean lines of the contemporary steel windows

Hand painted tile stair risers

Beautiful faucet with feminine curves

 We like the nice clean lines of this exterior iron baluster

Spanish Revival mud room 

Tiled walls in an array of patterns and colors

Antique Spanish tiles laid in a herringbone pattern

Hollywood 1920's 


It's summer time so why shower indoors? We love the idea of an outdoor shower, whether in connection with a master suite or the family swimming pool. Here are a few of our favorites which can be enjoyed year-round here in Southern California!

Tender Rain

We love this outdoor shower that we saw at the Gessi Showroom in Milan, Italy during the Milan Furniture Fair 2013