Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Fall/Winter 2007 issue.

Is anything more captivating than a touch of Mexico in your home? We talked with three local Mexican designers, asking for ideas and input for providing that special Mexican touch. Whether you live here or want to pick up something for your home elsewhere, you’ll appreciate the input they offered.

Eduardo (Lalo) Rivas of El Sofa

“While providing a Mexican touch is easiest to consider in a brand new space, a ‘clean palate’ so to speak, it’s quite common that someone comes to me for advice on giving a particular flavor to an already existing home or residence. I work with whatever space there is, but most important at the beginning is to sit down and agree on what we’re trying to achieve.”

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Marta Rosas of Interiores Mexicanos

“Frequently I point to fabrics as the easiest route to getting the accent clients want. They’re so easy to combine with other objects, such as baskets, pots, ceramics and dried or potted plants. Color might be the most intriguing element, but I work to create harmony.”

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Javier Rodríguez of JR Studio

“Here in Mexico we have such an amazing variety of regional hand-worked items, from tiny gems to quite large individual pieces. Consider the beautiful green pottery from Michoacán, the textiles from Oaxaca and Chiapas, the talavera from Puebla. It depends on what you want to spend.”

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If you live here or elsewhere and want to bring what you see into your home environment or surround yourself with your lovely memories, brighten up your home by including a special touch of Mexico.