Before and After: Modern Spanish Kitchen

When I saw this kitchen remodel by Emily Henderson I fell in love. I happen to really like Spanish style homes, and I like to see them done in a fresh, updated way. This kitchen went from a dark, Tuscan vibe to a cheery, light and bright space. It’s a beautiful example of a modern spanish kitchen with old world charm. I’m excited to share this before and after discovery with you today.


Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel


Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel
This transformation is so beautiful. It was done on a budget, but you would never know. The amazing cement tile floors really add to the charm of the space and lift the color of the kitchen. They look perfect layered with the colorful kilim inspired rug.

Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel
I love how this kitchen has the character and vibe of a spanish style home, but the surprise of white and teal blue cabinetry. It’s such an unexpected twist on Spanish style and it really updates the space. And I’m drooling over her selection of cement tiles for the backsplash. Their unique pattern blends well with the flooring. It’s stunning. (For blue cabinetry paint pics you can visit my non-white kitchens post.)

Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel
When possible, I love the use of open shelving, it’s a great way to update a kitchen affordably. It was a clever choice for this kitchen. The open shelving makes the space feel larger and the display of eclectic styled dishes adds to the old world feel of the space. See more tips for using opening shelving in a kitchen here.

Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel
This angle really shows of the crisp, airy feel of the space. I love how she completely changed the look from dark to light and fresh. This is a kitchen I would love to spend a lot of time in.

Modern spanish Kitchen Remodel

Here is a peak into the dining space. That empire style chandelier is gorgeous (see budget friendly options below). I also love how she chose dark upholstered wood chairs to tie in the warmth from the kitchen counters and detail of the cement tile backsplash. This modern spanish kitchen is such a beautifully designed space, full of interest, preserving old world charm.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this inspiring kitchen. To view more before and after images you can visit Emily Henderson’s site here. For more resources on open shelving, choosing cement tiles and kitchen rugs see below. Have a wonderful day!


**All Photos Shot by Tessa Neustadt


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4 thoughts on “Before and After: Modern Spanish Kitchen

  1. Kerry says:

    Hi Becki – this is gorgeous! I never thought of myself as a fan of Spanish style, but you have proved me wrong. I love the simple open shelving combined with the beautiful backsplash. Modern Spanish describes it perfectly! If it’s okay with you, I’d like to include a photo or two in a blog post I’m planning for later this week @ I will of course link back and attribute to you.

    • Kerry says:

      Oh Becki my mistake. I just realized this kitchen is by Emily Henderson. That’s what I get for reading too quickly! Apologies for that. I do really love your blog and designs though! 🙂

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