A typical Spanish Revival home is built using stucco walls, and terracotta roof tiles. Ornamental metal work is used on wrought iron gates, grills and lighting fixtures. Wooden ceiling beams add a warm rustic appeal and are often repeated in fireplace mantels. Built-in niches and alcoves are often added for display and interest.
Rich fabrics, often in reds, golds and greens are used to balance the heaviness of the rich woods and metals. This often includes drapery panels with elaborate styling. The end result is a well-constructed home filled with character and charm.
The mild climate of the Mediterranean encourages outdoor living, so these homes typically have patios or loggias with fireplaces which allow people to linger outside late into the night.