Overgrown trees and crumbling fresco’s are mixed in with fountains and antique architecture. Now… we want to mix all those elements in with our contemporary lifestyle.
How can that be??? Can we mix the new Rancho and Spanish style with old broken and rusty bits from the past? Yes, you can mix the Hacienda style into basic ranch style homes
. You can mix in Spanish style to create your own custom, personal style.
The Hacienda influence has been invading the United States for centuries. The architecture and other elements are appearing in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California homes. Old Haciendas were much larger than today’s ranch style house, and the old style included many buildings in a compound. This compound created a feeling of sanctuary, safety and privacy.
Hacienda Style isn’t just a style, it is a lifestyle and a feeling created in your own home. Mexican antiques and architectural elements are mixed with contemporary appliances and modern home improvements. All of this design work is blended into a personal creative home that will never go out of style.
Is Hacienda style considered part of the Southwest decorating style?
Yes and no would be my answer. Southwest style includes many styles including the use of pale colors and commercial artwork. Hacienda or Spanish style is really a subset of Southwest home design. Although the hacienda has been around for hundreds of years… and the contemporary southwest style is very new, the ability to combine these styles is natural and again… will create a personal style all your own.
Loud, bright colors or soft faded tones are your choice. Design in the Hacienda style is a mixture of textures and architecture. You must first get the “bones” of your space right… then choose your colors.
Hacienda Style – The Book!
Whether one is restoring a colonial home or adding antique ornament to a new hacienda-style home, the integration of old-world architectural elements provides hacienda character both inside and out.
Hacienda Style is a magnificent photographic tour, inviting you to step inside the expanse of cool tiled rooms, breezy portales (patios), and soothing water filled courtyards to experience the grace of hacienda design.
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You love everything old and worn. Spanish, Mexican, Rancho and Hacienda is your lifestyle as well as your design style. I share this passion with you.