Continuing on my quest to discover and learn more about South American interior decor, here are some pictures of a house in Mexico, taken by renowned New York photographer Todd Selby.
With the risk of offending someone, I do feel this house looks quite dated. I get the going back to basics vibe, but I really wouldn’t feel comfortable living there. The unpainted walls make it seem dirty and dark and I almost feel like going over there and painting them myself!
Having said that, the house has bucketloads of character – look at those high ceilings and exposed beams, and the magnificent double front door – reminds me a bit of Moroccan riads…
The entrance hallway is really impressive, not least because of the beautiful patterned floor tiles, the moroccan style lanterns and the gorgeous console table. I wish I had enough space in my hallway for one… It definitely brings a touch of glamour!
I love the simplicity and absolute symmetry of this bedroom and the co-ordination of the dark wood furniture with not only the curtains, but also the 2-lines pattern on the floor… what a clever idea – it creates a welcome break from the beige and kind of leads your eye towards the gorgeous bed. But oh my, is the bed crying out for a sumptuous throw or what?
I think this picture probably doesn’t do the room justice, as it looks quite dark, which is strange since it has four large windows! I absolutely love the contrast of the chunky dark wood furniture and cream colour of the linen tablecloth and rope curtain that’s hanging from the ceiling.
I have this same mirror in my living room! It may be huge and quite expensive but it has a double function: it makes the space look larger and also acts as a piece of art. I’d never have thought to use it in a bathroom, and actually it looks really great; and the chandelier and chair have been excellently placed to give the beautiful roll top bath centre stage… if only the walls were crisply painted!
Not too sure what is hanging on the wall here, but whatever it is, it would have looked much better without the snake don’t you think? Looks quite scary (or is it just me???)! Otherwise, this room, albeit simple, has some great finishing touches, like the two hats hanging from the curtains (how original!) and the tall baskets which I assume are used for storage. We sell a similar coffee table to this – so obviously I like it! There really is nothing better than chunky solid wood furniture. The only thing I don’t get is how anyone can sit comfortably on sofas/ chairs with no backs… Doesn’t their back hurt after a while???!!!
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After watching an episode of Dog Whisperer the other day where the dog had pink dyed hair, the owner always wore pink and of course the house was furnished in pink, I googled pink apartment and stumbled across these fantastic pictures of famous fashion designer Betsey Johnson‘s apartment on the Stylefiles blog.
I think you would agree that these are stunning by all measures – unique, elegant and eccentric, a mix of modern, vintage and ethnic all in one space…
I absolutely love the dining chairs (who would have thought that pink and yellow would look so good together?) and the Arabian style carved screen – it adds a glamorous, boudoir, yet riad-style touch to the bedroom! For a similar wow effect, try our beautiful Shoji screen…
Hmmm, I think we need to bring in more pink accessories into our collection so I’m off to source a few things!