So much of daily life & design decisions are inspired by place. Whether it be a neighborhood cafe, a metropolitan museum, a beach-side resort or a mountain lodge respite- place impacts all of our creative senses. I love nothing more than a theme and designing around that "feeling" we get from spending time an incredible place.
I thought it would be fun to share some amazing places that can inspire a look with my wardrobe & home pairings. A little dose of escapism and creative eye-candy I'm sure we can all use these days!
Located in the picturesque highlands of Mexico in the foothills of the Volcano of Colima lies the Hacienda de San Antonio -Condé Nast Traveler: Gold List – The Best Hotels in the World 2020.
The property dates back to 1879, "once the center of a coffee plantation so revered it was served in the New York Waldorf Astoria, and drank by the German Imperial family. Over time the property passed through various ownership, withstood wars, and outlasted volcanic eruptions all to eventually be acquired by Sir James Goldsmith, it is now a sprawling boutique hotel thriving under continued family ownership."
The Hacienda’s richly detailed rooms provide a vibrant backdrop to life at the Hacienda. The wood-beamed red-accented lounge/library serves as a quiet retreat for guests staying in one of the 25 suites. The space serves up the perfect blend of old & new with authentic antiques paired alongside fresh fabrics. The feeling is equal parts colonial chic and tropical elegance.
The Look: Wardrobe
A dress straight from the pages of the lounge library space design book! Made from silk crêpe de chine, the Vin Du Marco maxi dress features a bold print with parrot and plant motifs. Designer Johanna Ortiz launched her label in 2015 from her native Colombia creating a collection where vacation isn't an occasion but a state of mind. All of the pieces evoke feelings of glamorous holidays from decades past.
The Look: Home
A nod to the neutral backdrop and richly layered look of the lounge library. Hand-woven in Mexico from Tule Fiber, this seating collection from Luteca features a technique that dates back to the Maya civilization. The designs represent "the marriage of a centuries-old folk-art tradition and unexpectedly modern, sculptural forms".