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Design Inspiration | Papel Picado

I'm doing a series on my San Miguel Collection prints and am collaborating with interior stylist Mylene Raspado

This week I'm featuring: Papel Picado

Papel picado came about during the 19th century, and was made using a chisel. First, an intricate design is drawn on paper and covered with plastic to protect the original drawing. To make several copies at once they stack many sheets together and chisel the design out.

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This print is a favorite in our house. Ever since the movie Coco came out, whenever the kids see papel picado they’re automatically filled with joy; so when they saw this print in our house they were so excited and they called it the “Coco picture”.

I love this print for the living room. The colors in this print are vibrant and colorful, but you can still pair this with some neutral tones to make it a statement piece without overwhelming the room with color. It’s inviting and sure to create some smiles and joyful conversation with your guests.

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Dress: Siempre Viva Clothing

Embroidered Moon Pom: Siempre Viva Clothing

Table Runner: Lola y Tula

Bedroom Inspo: Lola y Tula

Shoes: Lola y Tula

Necklace: Holistic Habitat

Pink Dress: Lola y Tula

Rug: Holistic Habitat

Pillows: Urban Outfitters

Bowl: Urban Outfitters

Chair: Urban Outfitters


This week only (until next Wednesday), I'm offering free framing on all orders of the "Papel Picado" print. Let me know if you have any questions about this design mood board, or this specific print. Just send me an e-mail, or leave a comment below. 


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Design Inspiration | El Arbol Bougainvillea

I'm doing a series on my San Miguel Collection prints and am collaborating with interior stylist Mylene Raspado

This week I'm featuring: El Arbol Bougainvillea

You can find this plant in warm climates and even though they don’t require much water, they are evergreen if there’s rainfall all year. The flower itself if very fragile, thin, and paper-like, and usually doesn’t last long after they’re picked from the vine. Its colors include magenta, purple, red, orange, pink, white, and yellow. A tree in full bloom offers a breath-taking explosion of color.

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I love this piece for a kid's room. It's vibrant colors are sure to catch a little kid's attention and inspire curiosity. Parents who create wonder about different places in this world will raise their kids to respect and embrace other people easily...which should be our goal.


This week only (until Sunday), I'm offering free framing on all orders of the "El Arbol Bougainvillea" print. Let me know if you have any questions about this design mood board, or this specific print. Just send me an e-mail, or leave a comment below. 


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Design Inspiration | Nopales

I'm doing a series on my San Miguel Collection prints and am collaborating with interior stylist Mylene Raspado.

The week I'm featuring: Nopales

While cactus and succulents are a popular addition to homes due to their low maintenance, especially among the younger generation in the US, it’s nice to remember that the earliest encounters with cacti are from Central and South America.

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This cactus wall is found in a little store, Mixtas, in San Miguel de Allende. It is filled with handmade home decor, clothing, and textiles. For the traveler who finds inspiration in nature, and neutral warm colors. This is a great addition to a living room especially to accent any plants already used for home decor. Pairing this photo with colorful baskets and other textured wall art will really give the space that inviting and adventurous spirit. 


This week only (until Sunday), I'm offering free framing on all orders of the "Nopales" print. Let me know if you have any questions about this design mood board, or this specific print. Just send me an e-mail, or leave a comment below. 


Design Inspiration | Yellow Alley

I'm doing a series on my San Miguel Collection prints and am collaborating with interior stylist Mylene Raspado. I'm hoping to make it easier for you to picture these fine art photographs in your home by giving you two mood boards and color palettes. 

The week I'm featuring: Yellow Alley. Family is one of the most important parts of Mexican culture. In many homes, you'll often find three or more generations living together. Behind the walls of these homes you'll find families enjoying each other's company and fully involved in each other's lives. 

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The colors in this print really make my neutral design heart happy. While I'm not usually drawn to yellow, I love how you can pair this print with grays, whites and browns for a sleek yet comfortable office space. My husband recently moved into my office,🙄 and I think a design like this would make us both happy.

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An entryway is a small and easy space to redecorate. By switching out a piece of art, a plant or a rug, it can really make it feel like a fresh new house upon entering. I love the lighter neutrals here paired with a darker print. I especially love grey for a wall color. What do you think?


This week only (until Sunday), I'm offering free framing on all orders of the "Yellow Alley" print. Let me know if you have any questions about this design mood board, or this specific print. Send me an e-mail or leave a comment below. 


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Design Inspiration | La Iglesia

I'm doing a series on my San Miguel Collection prints and am collaborating with interior stylist Mylene Raspado. I'm hoping to make it easier for you to picture these fine art photographs in your home by giving you two mood boards and color palettes. 

The week I'm featuring: La Iglesia. The Spanish conquest brought two major legacies to Mexico: The Spanish language, and Catholicism. There are many Catholic churches in Mexico which are some of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. This particular church is located in San Miguel de Allende and is one that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. 

 
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For such an iconic picture, this framed print would be a great statement piece for a living room. The green and blue is so vibrant that you want it to be the pop and really draw the eye. Pairing this with neutral accessories will do just that. I love all of these accents to really make this photo a focal point. 

You can also draw from the greens in the photo to add more greenery to your room. In the mood board for this bedroom, I love how the deep colors in the photo, are being drawn into other items in the room. I mean that orange bed is everything, and that golden chandelier. Yes and YES! I love how the room has light whites and grays with a few bold pops of color that accent the photo. Mylene, you've done it again both of these mood boards are perfection!


This week only (until Sunday), I'm offering free framing on all orders of the "La Iglesia" print. Let me know if you have any questions about this design mood board, or this specific print. Send me an e-mail or leave a comment below. 


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