We will soon install a new project in Druid Hills and I’m particularly excited about this because it’s not a typical EWI project. The charge is to incorporate a Spanish Revival aesthetic into a traditional, historic home. While I don’t have the luxury of a Spanish tiled roof,white stucco walls, or even Mediterranean-inspired archways, the interiors will certainly be full of warm, classic furnishings and details that will speak the client’s native language.
Contrasts, materials, and finishes are going to be huge factors as well as moments of warm color. Here’s a look at where we are headed with the design.
This Ojai home formerly owned by actress Reese Witherspoon is what comes to mind when I think of Spanish Revival style. It’s layered in neutrals, yet the caramel leather upholstery, natural rugs, and the wood carved doors are what adds the warmth back into this living room.
Several rooms designed in the Spanish Revival style feature natural fiber rugs, however since our Oxford project will have more of a traditional foundation I felt this image was more fitting. Words can’t express how much I love the combination of the rug and Spanish side chairs . Here’s the actual New Zealand wool rug I selected for Oxford.
Though it’s a new rug, the antique wash, fringe detail, and lustrous sheen give it the look of a beautifully worn rug that’s been the family for years. Here’s an even closer look:
When I think of today’s traditional design—and neutral foundations, Suzanne Kasler’s soft palettes of ivory, taupe, and cream come to mind. This setting perfectly illustrates that a room can feel “finished” in the absence of artwork. On our project, the family will likely take time to collect pieces therefore I’ll incorporate a few more accessories and accent the space with greenery.
As far as window treatments are concerned, the goal is to keep them airy yet allow light filtering during the sunny afternoons. I came across this little corner of a room designed by Beth Webb and felt even more excited about our custom striped roman shades. Here’s the gorgeous linen/cotton blend I’m using from JF Fabrics. It’s comes in a 118″ width so it’s like I’m getting twice the fabric per yard. LOVE THIS!
Install day is quickly approaching. Be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up with updates. I’ll be using the #EWIOxford hashtag.
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