Lounging outdoors in the warm evenings. Laughing with friends during an intimate dinner. Watching kids play on breezy summer mornings. That’s what this busy Alamo family wanted — a Mediterranean-inspired retreat where memories could be made.
Although their home had an excellent open floor plan featuring seamless indoor/outdoor living, the interior needed significant updating. We designed an inviting family oasis by artfully weaving old-world charm with modern inspiration. Today, we’re giving you the full tour of this warm and welcoming luxury escape. Let’s explore…
An Enchanting Kitchen
This is a kitchen that feels like the heart of the home. Graceful curves and caramel coffee shades draw you into this family-centric kitchen. The large island serves many purposes, from additional seating to storage and spacious prep space. The countertop is a Naccarato quartzite that isn’t just durable but swirling with beautiful warm brown hues.
The focal point of this space is the stunning custom-cast stone hood with copper accents, contrasting with the creamy inset cabinets flanking it. But what really makes this space special is the hand-painted terracotta backsplash that infuses a distinct and welcoming Mediterranean touch. And let’s not forget those fantastic lantern pendants. Decorative curves combine with clean lines to create the perfect blend of modern meets traditional.
Upscale Mixed Materials
What’s one sure way to make your space feel upscale? Mixed materials. And this home is chock-full of curated textures, materials, and metals that create the Mediterranean vibe.
Let’s start with the exposed reclaimed wood beams that line the dining room ceiling and living room. This gorgeous feature adds depth, history, and character into this home. The dark chestnut beams seamlessly complement the luxuriously warm hardwood floors below for a cohesive aesthetic.
Meanwhile, the aged iron adds a subtle traditional nod throughout the home. The stunning chandelier hanging in the dining room, the lantern pendants in the kitchen, and the embellishments of the arched doors (did you notice them in the background?) infuse this space with the perfect amount of old-world charm.
A Captivating Ensuite Bathroom
Authentic Mediterranean style engulfs this enchanting ensuite bathroom. The custom hammered copper soaking tub is the eye-catching centerpiece that truly tells a design story. Geometric and painted tiles with warm tones and subtle curves. An arched niche with cooling sea-green hues. Custom relaxed Roman shade for a touch of softness. These elements work together to create a relaxing and luxurious oasis.
Alfresco Living at its Finest
The Mediterranean lifestyle is all about the ebb and flow of indoor/outdoor living, and this house delivers. With expansive folding windows off the kitchen, the breakfast nook doubles as an outdoor eatery. The living room has a matching window wall that, when opened, is the perfect way to enjoy a warm fall evening.
The house also wraps around a charming courtyard featuring comfortable seating and a delightful copper fountain that mimics the metal details throughout the rest of the home. Surrounded by greenery and the soothing sound of babbling water, this space offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway in the comfort of their own backyard.
Naturally, this home is an idyllic Mediterranean home our clients were dreaming of, and we are overjoyed that we got to be the ones to bring their vision to life. If you’re ready to transform your home into the perfect backdrop for memory making, our design-build team would love to help.
Reach out to book a discovery call with us. We’d love to hear about your project and discuss how we can create something special just for you.