Thursday, May 13, 2010
Modern Mexican Interiors
Beautiful interiors are one of my greatest passions! While growing up in South Africa and then married to an architect and building contractor I was exposed to different kinds of architecture styles, interiors and gardens. We moved to the USA thirteen years ago and that is when I discovered and fell in love with the warm, rugged and stylish Santa Fe Style Homes. These homes with their romantic beauty originated from the Spanish and the Pueblo Style homes. Originally native materials were used in the construction.
I decided to share two lovely homes built and designed by a blogger friend of mine Ryannan Bryer and her husband Jim. Please visit her inspiring blog at http://sottoilmontevineyards.blogspot.com/2009/12/modern-mexican.html
Ry and her husband built these homes in the Modern Mexican Style. All the rooms of the first home opened up into a central enclosed courtyard and they enjoyed dining outside most of the time.
Double adobe walls finished with hand troweled plaster tinted with pigments from Italy gave the walls a rich colorful texture.
The natural materials and colors used in the Pueblo and Santa Fe style homes create this desired feeling of harmony with ones surroundings and make the homes feel "at one" with nature.
The exterior colors of Ry and her husband's second house was done in bolder colors because they got tired of the traditional brown color used all over in Santa Fe.
Clean lines characterize this modern mexican home and the kitchen counter tops were made of concrete.
A lovely idea of a stream of water coming out of the ceiling to fill the tub in the bathroom is unique but Ry said it wasn't too practical because water splashed everywhere...
Terra cotta planters and a beautiful painting bought in Mexico add character to this intimate space
I hope you enjoyed and found much inspiration from these beautiful homes built by Ry and her husband!
All images taken by Ryannan Bryer and she can be contacted at RyBryerPhoto@gmail.com