One challenge with living in an older home, especially one with a specific architectural style, is trying to merge your own style with that of the home. Older homes have a ‘feel’ to them; It can be the molding, the antique fixtures or flooring. In our case, the home has great bones. Its structure is solid, the lines clean, and honestly it just has some good feels going on!
My own style is fairly simple and a bit minimalistic, except when it comes to the closets. Don’t open those doors, please! Regardless of how messy I actually am, here’s how I honored our home’s Spanish style with my own…
First things first…look at those PINK walls! When we purchased the home the owners had already moved out, so the items left in the house were either staging furniture or left behind by the owner.
Antique-style furniture and a plain mirror dates the room considerably.
Great light and structure!
Keeping simplicity in mind, I chose to paint the walls, base, and ceiling white and use the curtains for color and texture. We also like to entertain, so a large table that seats 12 was important.
A simple color scheme: earthy tones to complement the Spanish style. Yes, it’s a French table and chairs – it fits my simple style and it fits 12!!
Holiday decorations with lots of swag help to create an old-world feel