Modern Spanish/Mediterranean

As I continue to look for homes online in Florida, I am warming up to the fact that we might end up with a Mediterranean style home. It is a popular style down there and I am trying to stay open to all possibilities. I decided to search for interiors of this style home that appeal to me. 

Stofft Architects
Stofft Architects
Jessica Helgerson
Stephanie Wiley
LPDG
DD Ford
I could definitely live in these rooms. Some of my searches were under 'Spanish Style' and some were under 'Mediterranean Style'. Does anyone know what the difference is between Spanish and Mediterranean? I have probably been calling it the wrong name. 

 

30 comments:

  1. nice examples. love that black and white kitchen.

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  2. That is a great question - I'd love to know as we have a Mediterranean style home with stucco and tiled roof. Unfortunately no charming beams in our place. Hope you end up with one of those :)

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  3. Gorgeous I love this style home and those kitchens..wow!

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  4. I think they are used interchangeably Linda but meditteranean really means anything in the style of anything along the meditteranean sea. Spanish is just what it says. My home is a Spanish Colonial that is going to be in Tuscan Style...nothing Tuscan about it!! Go figure! I have updated my SC with black windows and white walls and it is a much cleaner/modern look. Good Luck with your search!

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  5. I'm no expert but it looks like most of those pretty examples would be classified as Spanish colonial (except for top image). My impression is that older homes built in the 20s and 30s in either of these styles would look very similar. New homes built in the "mediterranean" style I believe to have more ornate decorative bells and whistles (sometimes with a little Tuscan thrown in!) than a new spanish colonial, which is more sparse (read white plaster, exposed beams and if done in the classic style blue trim on the exterior). How exciting, I hope you find what you're looking for.

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  6. I think you just need to build this sucker and be done with it once!

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  7. These are all so amazing! I'd be happy to call any of them home.

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  8. These are all so amazing! I'd be happy to call any of them home.

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  9. so pretty!! Dreamy actually! Well, Spain has a large coastline along the Mediterranean....so here is where the crossover probably comes from.

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  10. Sign me up for any of those fabulous homes! I'm so anxious to see what you end up with! :)

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  11. Depends on where in FL you are moving, but having lived in SW FL, the 1st pic is the only one that looks like a FL home. The dark beams and dark tile on floors probably more suited to northern FL.Just my opinion, though.

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  12. I love the Mediterranean style so often found in Florida! I hope you find your dream home soon and no matter the style, I know you will add your unique charm to make it YOURS! Stay dry on this rainy day! xoxo

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  13. Where in Florida? We have some FINE samples of old and new in our neck of the woods. Our last home here was a 1924 spanish colonial... Love your images!

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  14. I'm like you, I can't tell the difference, but yup, down in FL, you have to be open to that type of home Linda, it is beautiful and I know you'll learn to love it and make it to your own liking in time. :-)

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  15. It really doesn't matter to me what you call them...I know....big help here...I love that style! Very open and welcoming! ;)

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  16. Good question... I use the two interchangeably, but curiosity piqued a Google search, and I came up with this... http://www.ehow.com/info_8581790_mediterranean-vs-spanish-style-house.html

    I have fallen in love with the Spanish/Mediterranean homes here in South Florida. I wish we had one... I'd paint it pink! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  17. Just be sure that whatever house you choose, you absolutely love it....don't let the realtor or anyone else push you into buying...when you find a house you love, visit it in the morning and at night to be sure it is the one... you can find out a lot about a neighborhood this way...and, if at all possible, drive to it without the realtor along, checking various routes to ascertain you see what the entire area is like...............

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  18. wow all look amazing, you will know which is right by instinct

    Clair xx

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  19. Not sure about the difference between the two but I love these! The scale is perfection and they have a wonderful open and warm feeling about them.

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  20. I'm dying over that kitchen! Love it!!!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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  21. no idea! But I'm loving the pictures you posted! good luck in finding a home!

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  22. Yes to all of those. I'm excited to see what home you ultimately pick, but it's been fun sharing the process with you.

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  23. I would love any one of those homes! Beautiful!

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  24. I think you will be able to find a beautiful home. The inspiration photos are fab - I would live in any of them!

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  25. I could live in these homes too...very nice!

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  26. Not sure of the difference but I love all your inspirational pics.

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  27. Very pretty homes…good scale. They seem cooler for a warm climate.

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  28. I just returned home from Santa Barbara, CA, where I was in several Spanish style homes. While this isn't my usual style, I really warmed up to their distinct characteristics and beauty and decided I could definitely be happy in a home that style (would love to live in Santa Barbara as well!!)Love your inspiration photos...the black and white kitchen is fabulous! Elle @ Summerland Homes & Gardens

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