Spanish Revival Kitchen
White Webb LLCNew York City, NY
Kitchen by Matthew White
Design Notes: With its long barrel-vaulted ceiling and ceiling-height backsplash adorned with hand-painted Mexican tiles, this space is one part kitchen and one part Spanish cathedral. Located in San Marino, Calif., 1920s Spanish Revival house, the kitchen area is part of a recent addition. The design team was charged with the task of not straying from the original architecture and maintaining the Spanish revival style. Using a barrel-vaulted ceiling provided a great foundation for maintaining the home's design roots. Simple Mexican tiles adorn the ceiling, and oak cabinets line the walls and kitchen island. Cream- and terracotta-colored tiles were used on the backsplash and to cover the range hood. "Often with historic Mexican kitchens that use these tiles, there is an almost random use of patterns and colors... we used a broad range of existing patterns to create our own unique design to suit the space," notes designer Matthew White.