The Mediterranean Style developed in the 1800s conjures up images of a villa overlooking rolling hills or the beautiful coastal views of the Mediterranean sea. It is a formal yet welcoming style with an old world charm and a comfortable ambiance. Colors are warm and alluring and textures abound. Arching windows and doorways add a bit of seductiveness to the otherwise rectangular exterior lines. Interiors are spacious and grounded with heavy architectural elements such as wrought iron railings and grills, heavy stone, marble and large beams or columns. Although this style was most typically built in warm climates, where spacious rooms lend itself to the indoor-outdoor lifestyles, it can also add warmth and charm to any home just by adding a few decorative touches.