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Mexican decorating style

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I am proudly Mexican and therefore I can not stop talking about Mexico, there is a lot of interesting tings about my country but today I want to show you little about the Mexican decorating style, one of the most representatives is the Rustic and the Colonial Style, which emerge when the Spanish colonized Mexico ; it is a fusion between the metropolis style of the colonies and the local style due to the big demand of housing and furniture and the huge distances between Spain and Mexico, they began to build their own accessories and furniture with the materials available in the area at that time, Mexican Style is characterized for the use of brilliant colors in the accessories of decoration and the use of wood in its natural colors.

Mexican Rustic Style:

The rustic style tends to emphasize a love for nature, where the elements like unique and artezanal furniture combine together to recreate spaces with identity, strength and life, because the rustic style is human and warm.

The furniture made of wood or metal, the main components of which are carved and fretted to resemble the branches of trees. Stemming from the idealization of nature and the “simple life” that occurred in the mid-18th century, the vogue for this kind of product persisted well into the 20th century.

Characteristics:

• The buttons that brings the wood are a clear example of rustic, just as is its peculiar natural yellow color.
• Preference is warm colors and a casual atmosphere that invites the use of furniture and space utilization.
• The furniture is made of solid wood is higher quality there for this furniture last a life time.
• Rustic furniture are unique pieces, rarely are manufactured in mass.
• The rustic decor is primarily a warm and full of life. Iron lamps, rugs and curtains patterned smooth, wicker items, handcrafted furniture, all complement this style.




notice the colors and patterns in the fabrics they are similar to the Arabs

Inside the rustic style are several trends one of them is the Mexican colonial style:

The old estates with all the Spanish influence, ranches, convents and monasteries give way to an architectural style called Colonial Style, whit which the inhabitants from the metropolis decorated their homes in the colonies.

The big number of settlers made soon had to build the furniture right there in the area with the materials available, and the native merges with the decorative fashion of the metropolis an emerging style as eclectic as the Colonial, which varies according to the colony and its colonizer.

The predominant color in the Mexican style is the bright and welcoming yellow that can be agreed with the bright blue or turquoise. The earth tones, red, orange and bright pink are also widely used.
Mexican Style decor usually uses rustic woods,wrought iron pieces, and tile accents.


Bathroom decorated with bright blue and sink made of talavera


a fireplace with talavera accents add atmosphere to the place

Colonial Mexico's missions and cathedrals, used an abundance of ornate wrought iron in there decor here are some chandeliers (do you find some similarities with the Arabs ones?)



Some wall decoration ornaments made with talavera tail and iron work, wall planters (Striking and low maintenance).

Talavera, wall planter
Bromelia, Wall planter Striking and low maintenance
Mexican pots

Use of Talavera:

Talavera tile gets its name from a small village in Spain called Talavera de la Reina where it took root during the 15th century. However, many of the styles and patterns can be traced back to the Arab culture around the 8th century. In turn, after the Spanish colonization of Mexico, the new ceramic was introduced and the Mexican artisans embraced it.

The name “Talavera” is now the definitive meaning of the unique tile and ceramic patterns and designs handed down generations ago from these skilled craftsmen.

Dining ambiance
Talavera tile, Mural

Talavera tile, Mural
Stained glass, Mural

you can see traces of the legacy left by the Arabs to the Spanish and this to the Mexicans when you observe the chandeliers and some of the patterns in the fabrics used in the colonial Era.

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