Interior Design

Casa Bohemia: The Spanish-Style House

A celebration of the uniquely vibrant architecture and interiors of classic and new Spanish-style houses in the southwestern and southern United States, Mexico, and Spain. Casa Bohemia showcases a collection of some of the most beautifully preserved Spanish style houses, from restored haciendas in Mexico to early and recent 20th century California mission styles.
Twenty-nine residences built between the late seventeenth century and the present day are featured in new, stunning color photography that captures architectural details inside and out and enchanting Spanish, Moorish, European and Mexican antique furnishings, artifacts, and crafts. Author Linda Leigh Paul traces the history of Spanish style architecture from its Iberian sources to the development of the Mission style in the Americas to the still-flourishing Spanish Revival and Mediterranean styles, and endlessly rich details, including ornate wrought-iron, wood balconies, crafted glass, colorful tiles and textiles, and graceful arches. But what all of the houses featured in Casa Bohemia have in common—though they range across centuries and places as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Hollywood, Malibu, Texas, and Wyoming—is a visual richness and vitality that emerges from the distinctive approaches to preservation and decoration found in each.

About The Author

Linda Leigh Paul is the author of many books, including Cottage and Cabin, Cottages by the Sea, Coastal Retreats, Desert Retreats, Cottages on the Coast, The Cabin Book, Island Living, and Lakeside Living.

  • Publish Date: April 07, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Interior Design - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • Pages: 368
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2753-6


"Grandiose arches, vibrant tiles, and rustic ceilings are just a few of the elements highlighted throughout [Casa Bohemia]. Though the Spanish-style house has seen many iterations across the globe, its vibrant architecture and classic exuberance endure." -Architectural Digest

"What do you get when you blend Moorish, Spanish, European, American and Mexican influences? Bohemian luxury."

"From authentic, centuries old haciendas in Mexico to private residences in Spain and the classic Spanish houses of Southern California, Casa Bohemia is a love letter to the the various iterations of the Spanish-Style house." -La Dolce Vita

"Admirably themed and tightly conceived, Casa Bohemia: The Spanish-Style House immediately invites the reader to slow down, settle in and perhaps pour a drink - maybe a fino or a tequila-based cocktail, before a siesta. . . The book hops around admirably, from a lovingly restored grand 17th-century stone house in Mexico to a fairly modest 1920s Spanish Revival home in Dallas. Emanating from all of them are a warmth and sensuality that no homeowner will fail to appreciate."

Author Bookshelf: Linda Leigh Paul