A pretty guest room with toile curtains awaits a visit by one of the couple’s many grandchildren.
The servants’ kitchen, which is no longer in use, has colorful tilework on both the wall and floor. Old copper pots are displayed over a cooking center called a brasero.
Patterned floor tiles make a strong visual statement in a second-floor reception room. Decorative trimmings include raised detailing under the crown molding, wood wainscoting and carved wood embellishments over the doors.
A sitting area and long corridor in the main living quarters showcase antiques collected over the years.
Although somewhat austere, the cocina (kitchen) is enlivened with crimson floor tiles. Traditional decorative tilework embellishes the counter, backsplash and walls.
Vibrantly painted, the entryway to the couple’s home reveals the textures, elements and hues of a traditional Mexican hacienda.
As in other areas, the living room is a repository for art, such as the boldly hued painting by Alejandro Colunga. Contemporary-style sofas wear white slipcovers.
Outside the kitchen window, water spills from a series of canales into a stone trough trimmed with blue and white tiles.
Painted a bright white, the dining room is bathed in light from a slot skylight in the barrel-vaulted ceiling and from arched windows with wood grids.
A poured-concrete countertop and semicircular-shape island decorated with traditional hand-painted Mexican glazed tiles distinguish the cocina. A painted tin retablo and antique Guatemalan ceramics enhance the south-of-the-border flavor.
Turned spindles detail these antique Mexican doors, which separate the dining room and cocina (kitchen). The wall is painted Delta Clay, a rich hue from Pittsburgh® Paints.
n 18th-century arcón (trunk) from Ecuador anchors the hacienda’s sala (living room). Mr. Puppy, the family dog, keeps a watchful eye on a collection of Mexican dance masks and antique painted crosses.
The dining room is resplendent with vibrant color, a Mexican concrete tile floor and an alacena with antique doors. Wrought-iron lockplate designs reminiscent of those found on Spanish Colonial trunks form the wall sconces. The doors to the room are antiques from Mexico.
A pair of vintage clavos-studded hacienda doors from Mexico opens to an arcaded courtyard at this Austin, Texas, home.
To the right of the front door, a tile mural that was hand-painted in Guadalajara, Mexico, hangs above a wooden bench. Potted containers, a beamed ceiling, and a tiled floor medallion complete the welcoming space.
Defined by arches and cantera columns, the poolside ramada offers the perfect spot for entertaining. Flowers are in abundance throughout the property, including on this vine-laden trellis.
The stone sculpture of a vaquero and his steed, discovered at an antiques store, was one of a pair originally guarding the entrance to a ranch near Guadalajara, Mexico.
Early morning light imparts a soft glow in the grapevine-laden chapel garden at this Mesa, Ariz., residence. Behind the statue of Jesus is a home chapel.
With delicate camellias, Mexican ferns and bright-pink bougainvilleas, this courtyard off the living room is an inviting place to enjoy morning coffee. Within view of the table is a sampling of the home’s authentic Mexican-style architectural details, including an overhang with wood beams and vigas, a tile roof, brick that peeks through the stucco on the courtyard wall, and sculptural relief work.
Mesquite furnishings set the stage for alfresco dining in the front courtyard. The silver pieces are family heirlooms.