Casa Mexico: At Home in Merida and the Yucatan
- Size: 9" x 11"
- Written by Annie Kelly, Photographed by Tim Street-Porter
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Publish Date: April 19, 2016
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Renowned for its picturesque charm, Mexico has lured design-world insiders to its retreats, as presented in this inspirational selection of some of the latest Mexican design trends from the Yucatán. In recent years leading international tastemakers have been drawn to the vibrant culture of the Yucatán. In Mérida—the region’s sixteenth-century capital—they have renovated many of the romantic Spanish colonial town houses into stylish retreats. In the nearby towns of Valladolid and Coba, picturesque houses surrounded by lush vegetation in sun-drenched settings have also been updated while retaining indigenous charm. Annie Kelly takes us on an insider’s tour of several stunning properties—from brightly painted town houses and contemporary villas to rustic bungalows—many with a distinctive bohemian feeling. These sophisticated residences blend artisanal craftsmanship with antiques and contemporary furnishings. They have been designed by such talents as architect Manolo Mestre, artist Jorge Pardo, L.A. modernist antiques dealers Robert Willson and David Serrano, and Nicolas Malleville of Tulum’s famed Coqui Coqui hotel, who has brought the fashion world to the Yucatán due to his chic homes and hotels there. Beautiful outdoor entertaining, garden, and pool areas enliven all these homes. This book is a stimulating resource for the design aficionado.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
Writer and designer Annie Kelly has authored many books, including the successful Rooms to Inspire series, and Casa San Miguel. She is a 1stdibs.com book column contributor and writes for Interiors and New York Magazine, among other publications.
Award-winning architectural and interior design photographer Tim Street-Porter is the author and photographer of numerous books, including Casa Mexicana, L.A. Modern, the Rooms to Inspire series, and Litchfield Style: Classic Country Houses of Connecticut.
"With their inviting courtyards, colonial façades, and Art Deco details, the homes documented in writer and designer Annie Kelly’s Casa Mexico: At Home in Mérida and the Yucatán are the epitome of bohemian-chic. . . [The book contains] homes that capture the Mérida aesthetic, blending age-old details with contemporary stylings. They’re the stuff virtual daydreams are made of." —Architectural Digest
"There is a certain enduring allure of a Spanish Colonial house - color-saturated tiles and dark wooden ceiling beams both contrasted with muted white stucco walls. Homes such as these, but within the Yucatán region of Mexico, and the town of Mérida in particular, are the focus of [Casa Mexico] . . . An inspiration for any restoration enthusiast and a spare-no-detail approach for the DIY artistically advanced." —VOGUE
"Dreaming of a getaway? For your vacay inspo, take a peek at these gorgeous colonial haciendas (or ranch villas) in Mérida, Mexico, a vibrant city tucked away on the Yucatán Peninsula. Thanks to a growing community of international tastemakers, many of the town's colorful facades and Baroque stone arches, highlighted in interior designer Annie Kelly's newly released photo book, Casa Mexico, have been meticulously restored to radiate old world charm and artisanal Mayan craftsmanship." —InStyle.com
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