What We Would Want Wednesday: A Spanish Colonial Home in Columbia
One of our valued employees here at Epoch Design recently got married and is set to go on his honeymoon soon to Colombia. Chris has an amazing trip ahead and it has inspired some genuine envy. So for our semi regular series of “What We Would Want Wednesday” we are wanting a Spanish Colonial home in South America.
One of the key features that distinguishes the Spanish Colonial style homes from other style homes like Craftsman or Victorian is texture. Because of this we’d want to highlight texture whenever possible. We’d avoid elaborate picture displays so that more of the walls are showing. Here is a video of how to achieve a DIY Spanish texture on your walls at home. In fact, we might even use an empty frame display to really highlight the unique qualities of the wall.
There is a color palette that springs to mind immediately when thinking of South America and it is full of vibrant colors. The Colombian flag itself is made up of a great color combination for a Spanish Colonial home. We’d use these colors as splashes along with the natural colors of clay tiles and off white walls.
Speaking of tiles, the last thing we’d want to do is cover up those amazing tiled floors but we also don’t like cold feet. The solution to this problem is a heated pad between the floor board and the tiles.
Perhaps it is that ideal climate that comes from being situated near the equator but it seems like the homes in Colombia often have a very open and airy feel that integrates the outside right into the inside. It is really beautiful and wouldn’t really work that well in Seattle for much of the year. And that is what makes us want it all the more.
Our Verona collection has the fine detailed molding and paneling that would be a good bedroom furniture fit with this beautiful home style. We’d also use a mix and match approach to the furniture in the rest of the house to get a bit of an eclectic and funky look that would pop along with the bold colors.
An open Spanish style kitchen is wonderful in many ways. It serves as a great gathering area during parties as well as a fully functional space for everyone to help with meal prep.
The bathroom in a Spanish Colonial home is a great place to highlight some gorgeous tile and some fantastic lighting fixtures. A classic cobalt blue tile can make for a striking display or you can go with a more bold and colorful choice as well.
We're even more into this style now and it definitely is something that We Would Want on a Wednesday or any other day.