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I love interior design and all things houses. It has been my great privilege to create spaces over the last ten years to a varied and loyal clientele.
I love interior design and all things houses. It has been my great privilege...
Whether you are planning a new Spanish-style kitchen or remodeling an old one, these 12 design features will help you capture the rustic charm and warmth of this unique architectural style.
Most of these ideas — arches, wood and stone ceilings, decorative hoods, a kitchen fireplace and more — are best incorporated during the drawing phase to allow for proper integration into the whole. Take a look at these inspiration photos and tell us: What's your favorite thing about a Spanish-style kitchen?
1. Warm, distressed cabinets. Here's a chance to indulge your rustic side. Distressed cabinets in warm tones look great in Spanish-style kitchens. Consider knotty alder or pine with a medium-tone stain. Notice the imperfect lines of these lightly distressed cabinet doors.
4. Stone siding. Don't be afraid to bring a bit of the outdoors into the kitchen. This rustic stone siding contrasts the modern stove and countertops, creating warmth and texture. Notice the two different but perfectly paired cabinet colors.
5. A decorative hood. The stove or range hood is very often a kitchen's focal point. Create interest with details such as this carved trim piece. Timber and Mexican tiles are other materials that can showcase this area.
6. Iron sconces. If there is an opportunity for additional lighting, consider adding sconces as accents. Sconces are nice on dimmers during the evening hours, when bright light is not necessary.
7. Arches. In this generously sized kitchen, an arch separates the cooking and dining areas and adds to the Mediterranean look. There's another arch in the niche by the range.
8. A fireplace. If you have the room in your kitchen, consider a cozy Spanish-style fireplace with banco seating and space for wood storage.
9. Soft white cabinets. I like this kitchen because it shows that white can be warm. With soft white cabinets mixed with warm wood details, such as beams and wood flooring, this kitchen is cohesive and has a true Spanish aesthetic. Notice the Mexican tiles on the backsplash in quiet colors.
10. Open shelves and cabinets. Open shelving is one of those old-world details that look fresh for today. Spanish-style kitchens are simple and unfussy. I love the casual feel of these open shelves and lower cabinets. Notice how the smooth plaster rounds the edges of the few door cabinets that are visible.
12. A courtyard.
If you're in the drawing phase, consider locating the kitchen adjacent to a courtyard. This is an ideal layout for dining outside on warm, sunny days or cool summer nights.
Tell us: Do you have a Spanish-style kitchen, or do you dream of one? Tell us about it in the Comments section below!
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