Style guide

Trending: Spanifornia

A hybrid of the gorgeous essence of Californian and Spanish interiors combines to create Spanifornia. Read on to discover what this trend is all about and my top tips on how to incorporate it into your home.

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The California/Spanish, Spanifornia, style is all about bringing together the old and the new.

It’s the perfect balance between the backdrop of modern Californian white and off-white shades and carefully-selected robust and rustic furniture pieces, such as terracotta and chunky wood pieces, that hail from or are found in many a Spanish villa.

Wood is an absolute must in helping achieve the desired effect, with wooden flooring featuring in many a Spanifornian-themed room.

The end result is bright and airy, with a bit of rustic and traditional detailing contributing an extra layer of detail, warmth and colour to this picture-perfect design.

7 ways to bring the Spanifornia vibe to life

  1. Make crisp, simple lines your starting point.
  2. Have clean white walls.
  3. Choose rustic pieces – including large coffee tables or wooden accessories, such as candlestick holders.
  4. Incorporate bohemian rugs – think Aztec patterns or Jute-style designs.
  5. Dot leafy green house plants here and there.
  6. Use warm terracotta – e.g. floor tiles, textured walls or accessories (plant pots) to warm up the white.
  7. Place handmade pottery, such as vases and sculpture, on some of your surfaces.

How can you inject Spanifornia style into your home?

If you were to follow these three principles, I'm sure you'll be able to add the Spanifornia essence into your space.

  1. Rustic-looking furniture pieces. Like this Marylebone Dining Table, Bench and Chairs. Benches in particular are great for really nailing this trend. 
  2. Light, beachy-looking wooden furniture. These Romeo Cross-Back Dining Chairs wouldn’t look out of place in a Spanifornia kitchen or dining room. 
  3. Bright and breezy colour scheme. White, cream and beiges are right up there when it comes to creating this look, but there is a risk too much of them can look a little clinical. Add some warmth with greys and coastal blues.

Check out this moodboard that I've created to inspire you.

Spanifornia inspired products

Taking into account everything we've learned about the Spanifornia trend, here are my top product picks from our ranges to add a sprinkle of the trend into your home.

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Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

24th January 2024

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.