Wanderlust Wednesdays: Mexico

Good Morning- Yana, from NoMad Luxuries here. I hope you all enjoyed the debut of Wanderlust Wednesdays and are excited to join me today for another colorful destination! This NoMad is making her way down to the Yucatan Peninsula this Friday, and so I’ve drawn inspiration from the vibrant Mexican culture.

Mexico has so much more to offer than delicious margaritas and turquoise beaches. From traditions like El Dia de los Muertos to artists such as Frida Kahlo; Mexico’s culture is as rich and diverse as its landscape and decor. I especially love how mixing bright colors and bold patterns is accepted if not encouraged!

I brought together bright and sun-kissed colors such as marigold and fuchsia to warm up the cooler aqua tones that mimic the tropical landscape. The juxtaposition in Mexican decor is constantly apparent; from ancient patterns of birds and animals on modern prints to prickly cacti and delicate paper garlands.

When incorporating these elements into your home, try out bold colors while playing with natural textures such as jute and animal hides. Incorporate touches of industrial elements like wood or even shiny metals to create a modern Mexicana retreat!

Ready for some more inspiration? Uno….Dos….Tres!

{The Yucca Lounge draws it’s inspiration from modern Mexican design while sitting high in Shanghai. The intense contrast of pink and blue are brought together with the black and white geometric floor and neutral seating}

{For a simple way to add a pop of color without the long-term commitment, invest in a traditional otomi blanket. Use it as a bed-cover or make lampshades out of them like the photo above.}

{I adore this bedroom! The four-post bed and the fun combination of magenta and green is fresh and perfect for a girls’ room. The textured suzani pillow and blown-up artwork over the bed add texture and depth respectively. Don’t be afraid to take inspiration from common-day elements like this beautiful cake or even these vintage chewing gum boxes}

{Yellow glazed brick from floor to ceiling might be a bit much for most, but this modern kitchen in designer John Houshmand’s home, is balanced by large windows, tile floors and rustic wood seating. The exposed vaulted brick ceiling is quite spectacular too!}

{Always consider the “temperature” of a room, like this bedroom here; a perfect balance of warm and cool tones, feminine and masculine. The symmetry goes along nicely with the patterned floor, while the peachy hues counter the metal canopy bed and aqua blanket.}

{And don’t forget about your outdoor spaces! Tin mirrors and lanterns add a nice contrast to the wood elements of a large-scale farm table. By adding printed suzanis or even cow-hide seating, an outdoor space becomes an extension of your home. Add a pop of color with bright blooms and surprise your guests with a killer guacamole!}

See you all next week! Viva el Color!


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  • Great post Yana, love the images, so much inspiration here in Mexico, you are going to love it.

    x Gayle (fellow blog boss student)ReplyCancel

  • Jelena

    Love the Vibrant colors..who knows I might have some Mexican in me I don’t know about…lol Great inspiration ..now to redoing the kitchen 😉ReplyCancel

  • […] Here’s a similar color combo to our last Wanderlust in Mexico. Green and fuschia with touches of salmon and orange create a fabulous contrast. I love how these […]ReplyCancel