The clients loved their home’s Spanish Colonial Revival influences—a white stucco exterior and terracotta roof, an inviting arched front door, interior arches and built-ins, and inset tiles at the wrought-iron grated fireplace. But the homeowners felt that the 1980s kitchen just didn’t relate to the historic Mediterranean style (or much else).

NewStudio’s architectural and interior designers worked with the client to create a budget-minded renovation plan that could create a more cohesive and functional space for their urban lifestyle.

A backsplash with custom-colored tiles behind the range serves as the room’s focal point. Handmade, concrete tile floors and painted base cabinets add a zesty contrast to the upper cabinets. A new apron sink and quartz countertops and new windows and back door complement the interior design elements. Now, from the front door to the backyard, the home beautifully recalls its original 20th-century architectural style with modern ease.

Photo credit: Peter VonDeLinde