Spanish Influences... olé!

Happy Monday friends!!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend... I did :)
I am feeling inspired this morning, by my beloved Mexico. If you like the Spanish culture, don't be afraid to incorporate it in your home, it will give it personality and charm but most of all, will make a strong statement and will leave all of your visitors wondering how many millions you've spent!


Look at this little nook in the kitchen where you can read the paper with your coffee every morning or have a glass of wine on delicious, rainy evenings... Easy enough to acomplish with the right paint color, a Bull-fight poster (the older the better) and the right light.

The Mexican / Spanish style, reminiscent of an old Hacienda, is specially beautiful in outdoor spaces, these Mexican Patios are simply gorgeous! Note the strong color palettes and the luxirious use of plants and flowers... Never too many!

Image from ElleDecor by Leslie Tung

Now we get to what probably is my favorite Mexican Patio ever, Frida Kahlo's home in Mexico City, 'La Casa Azul', where she lived with Diego Rivera for a number of years and that is now a museum containing a large collection of her fantastic work. The patio is colorful, happy and full of life, but most of all, it is 100% Mexican. I LOVE it!

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