Decorating Around the World: Mexican Modern

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Vibrant colour, conventional tile and tropical plantings mix seamlessly with slick, modern elements in these new, modern Mexican homes. Get inspired with a digital tour of modern Mexico and come off with a couple of ideas to try in your own house.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

Color has always been a important part of Mexican style. Painting an accent wall in a bold hue, like hot pink, and repeating the shade in several accent bits is a certain method to access this trend. The modern approach is to temper bold colour with loads of white space for an overall appearance that is bold but not overpowering.

Carlos Avila ConE

Whitewashed exteriors could be understood throughout Mexico and seem particularly crisp when paired with stone pavers, tropical plantings and flat wood fencing.

Guillermo Campos

Hand-painted tile in a selection of saturated hues is a traditional Mexican craft, often seen covering floors and in kitchens throughout the country. I love the idea of pairing ornate painted tile with modern poured concrete measures for a look that fuses past and present.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

The coastline in Mexico is stunning and hardly needs any embellishment, although you can’t go wrong with a thatched roof and an outdoor fireplace. The conventional palapa-style roof is made present by raising it extra large and juxtaposing it with a sleek, curved built-in hot tub and privacy wall.

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Allow the outside in with a wall of windows. An open floor plan makes the most of the light and view, keeping this junglelike garden visible in the whole space.

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In this kid’s room, refreshing lime green and a hand-painted mural hint in a tropical paradise outside. Modern wall-mounted storage and brightly colored mini Panton seats are design savvy and entertaining for kids, too.

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The strong horizontal lines of a long couch and equal-length low, chunky wood table produce a modernist vibe in this ’60s-era Mexico City apartment building. Tall tropical floral structures in simple glass boats hint in the locale, along with floor-to-ceiling shelving offers lots of storage in this nicely edited space.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

Are you prepared to head to Mexico yet? Let us know what draws you in about Mexican design in the Remarks section.

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