8 ways to add Spanish flair to your home

Forget going overseas to fulfill your Iberian farmhouse fantasies. Recreate Spain in your own home

Do away with formality

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Do away with formality

Low slung seating sests a casual tone for gatherings. Try a mix of floor pillows and chairs.

Set up a spontaneous siesta spot

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Set up a spontaneous siesta spot

An outdoor bed, shaded by trees, is an irresistible and inviting novelty. If you don’t have an extra bed, use a hammock to achieve a similar affect.

Add unexpected touches

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Add unexpected touches

The minature bull tucked amongst the pottery and wine adds levity and a nod to the home owner’s heritage.

 

 

Celebrate your family history

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Celebrate your family history

The entry way is a perfect opportunity to set the mood with a mix of curios from the old country  and recent over sized black-and-white framed photos.

Make your rooms inviting

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Make your rooms inviting

An open great room and kitchen, with plenty of seats at the table, ensures there is enough space no matter how many friends and neighbors stop by for tapas.

Embrace the color red

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Embrace the color red

Red is the unofficial color of Spain and with good reason―it makes everything look dramatic. Three of our favorites: Moroccan Red by Benjamin Moore, Dressage Red by Ralph Lauren Home, and Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore.

Update traditional Spanish emblems

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Update traditional Spanish emblems

A metal peace sign gets a boost from white lights and some horns, creating an homage to both California and Spain.

 

 

Create a warm outdoor gathering place

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Create a warm outdoor gathering place

People are naturally drawn to a fireplace. Building a large one outdoors guarantees that guests will linger long after the sun goes down.

 

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