Nothing evokes a serene and relaxed lifestyle quite like a Santa Barbara Mediterranean home. Traditionally, this is a blend of Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, and Moorish architectural elements. Today, builders are putting a fresh spin on the look. Defining features such as white stucco and red-tile roofs keep the architectural heritage intact, but gone are the days of colorful tiles and heavy dark wood.

There’s no better example of this than our stunning Monday Morning Millionaire. Danes Custom Homes just put the finishing touches on this Santa Barbara Mediterranean at 4412 Lorraine. Their appreciation for quality, timeless elegance, and craftsmanship is evident everywhere you look.

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Barbara Gilbert Interiors. Photo: Michael Hunter Photography

Barbara Gilbert Interiors. Photo: Michael Hunter Photography

The emergence of the open floorplan as a home design standard means more eyes than ever are on our kitchens. Design and function evolve every year, and we’ve asked some of the top Dallas interior designers to dish on 2016 kitchen trends for us.

They say the overall vibe for this year is crisp and uncluttered, with the warmth of wood floors and accents. They’ve also given us some gorgeous photos to show these trends in action. It’s going to be a beautiful year!

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