Artist's Old-World Retreat Is Rich in Character

An artistic world traveler wanted to dramatically diversify his ordinary home without any structural changes. This home is now rich in character with an Old World, Mediterranean influence.

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Photo By: Jackson Design and Remodeling

Neutral Mediterranean Home Exterior and Red Tile Walkway

Palm trees perfectly tie in with this home's Mediterranean exterior. A red tile walkway catches the eye and serves as an inviting welcome.

Mediterranean Stairs With Colorful Patterned Tiles

A staircase becomes a beautiful and colorful display with the addition of patterned Mediterranean tiles.

Built-In Bookshelf Under Stairs

Turn the often unused space under a staircase into a handy—and whimsical—built-in bookshelf!

Neutral Rustic Contemporary Living Room With Leather Sofa

A brown leather sofa and leather armchairs give rustic elegance to this living room. The lower half of the wall is painted a soft yellow, creating a faux chair rail.

Neutral Kitchen With Brown Tile Floor

This lovely kitchen feels light and bright thanks to a wide stretch of windows above the sink and countertops. Tiles in varying shades of brown add subtle dimension on the floor.

Neutral Traditional Breakfast Room With Banquette

An awkward space gets turned into a charming breakfast nook with the addition of a wood banquette and round glass table. Tucked behind the kitchen countertop, it becomes a natural extension of the kitchen.

Neutral Mediterranean Dining Room With Round Wood Table

Vaulted ceilings, white walls and large windows let natural light flood into this Mediterranean-style dining room. Wrought-iron accents—the chandelier, a candelabra—bring stately elegance to the space.

Neutral Traditional Living Room With Wood Coffee Table

A large rug is used to define the living area in this open concept layout. In a big space like this one, make sure that at least the front legs of furniture are on the rug to help visually bring items together.

White and Neutral Traditional Living Room With White Sofa

Light neutral tones give this living room a warm feel without compromising the brightness brought in by the windows and skylights. An elegant wood coffee table helps anchor the space.

Blue Floating Bathroom Sink and Neutral Backsplash

A gorgeous blue floating sink pops against this bathroom's neutral tile backsplash, turning it into a work of art.