Spain: Exteriors and Entryways

While traveling through Spain, time and again I was impressed with the importance placed on hospitality and the Spaniard’s desire to make me feel welcome.  This was most obviously displayed in the lavish exteriors and entryways I saw throughout Spain.

Tiled Entryway in Seville

 Most of the buildings that were relatively simple on the outside, added flower boxes and bright punches of color to help it feel sunny and bright.

Exterior with Flower Boxes in Segovia


Arched Entry of Mezquita


Stylish Stairwell in Barcelona

Tiled Stairway in Granada

Once you walked through the front door you were treated with a feast for the eyes!  Often small, these entries were lavishly decorated with beautiful tiles and designs, inviting you into the space. Even the modern designs added color or architectural details to make the transitional areas stand on their own.



This got me thinking about the homes here in Colorado.  Our foyers or entries are often smaller than homes in other parts of the country, thus they are often overlooked and under-decorated areas.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  As you can see from the pictures, you can do a lot with a little.

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