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.
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.
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.
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.