México is my very favorite country. I love the style, the food, the people, the crafts. Every visit brings new inspiration. My most recent trip, to Cabo San Lucas, left me thinking about 10 ideas, the first being scale.
To shake up your notions of scale look to Méxican interiors where big is best.
Dramatic scale is one of my first impressions when in Mexico. Design there is bold. Large spaces with tall ceilings, few but large pieces of furniture, and few but large accessories are some aspects that I find inspiring. This space above is simple but everything is oversized: the stone of the back wall, the edge of the counter, the marble inlay on the floor, the beams, and the open grid work on the desk panels. The color palette is neutral yet the overall effect is dramatic.
We loved the scale of this large ashtray seen at the golf club. They were the only decoration needed on the outdoor tables. (The flowers seen in the top corner were for a wedding that night). We wanted to take one home for our patio for our smoking friends. Sadly our attempts at purchasing it were denied, and it remains at Los Cabos Golf Club.
Mercury glass balls are often seen in Méxican interiors or gardens. Seeing a collection of them outside by the pool at the Sheraton Hacienda del Sol was different.
Also seen at the Sheraton were numerous large murals made of tile. This particular one was even larger than the generous opening into the lobby.
Check back for inspiration number two.
Casa V can bring interesting scale to your home.