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
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