Lebrillos are a wonderful way to either add a touch of traditional Spain to one’s home or contrarily to add a bold yet minimal statement to a home that desires to be clean-lined and updated.
Despite the wonderful by Gloria González noted in my last post, I decided to continue the focus.
My library holds many books about Spain and Spanish-style. They introduced me to the idea of them as an alternative to artwork.
Alberto Pinto used them in his exotic interiors.
I saw them in person at Charlotte Scott’s Trasierra, in Southern Spain.
Jaime Parladé used them in many of his interiors, often in groupings, as seen above.
He also used them above tall bookcases. His book can be found here.
When decorating for a restaurant or club, they offer a relatively inexpensive option.
Lebrilos add a splash of green around Yves Saint Laurent’s living room in Villa Mabrouka, Morocco.
For the younger set or those wanting a less-traditional interior, lebrillos are a good choice.
Carol Glasser commissioned her lebrillos in trendy grey for the Milieu Show House last year.
Blue and white lebrillos add a bit of color to this neutral interior.
Etsy is a good source for lebrillos. This example above strays from the typical pattern. The freeform splashes provide a modern touch.
Casa V Interiors will show you how to add a touch of Spanish-style to your home.