A Touch Of Mexicana

The Mexicana style has always been an eye-catching look with its vibrant colors and intricate details. My mom is from Mexico, so, in a way, I have a tie to the Mexicana style. The hand embroidery pillows, dresses, and an assortment of fabrics are very impressive. After a trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, my mom brought me back some goodies. These included two gorgeous pink embroidered pillow covers. I was instantly anxious to be able to incorporate them into my apartment. My home has an eclectic vibe with touches of mid-century mod and glam. The space has pops of pinks throughout, so these pillows were perfect!

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I transformed the second bedroom in my apartment into a home office with a day bed, so that it can still function as somewhat of a guest bedroom. The day bed is actually an old school European single sleigh bed. I gold leafed the frame and upholstered the mattress in a faux ostrich pink leather. For throw pillows, I had three different small pillows that all had some marble print(From Society6). I have been thinking that they were too small for the bed, but once I added my new Mexicana pillows, they look perfect! I love that all of the pillows are different, but connect either through the marble print or pink colors. This really stays true to the eclectic vibe of my home.

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Using vibrant colors and exciting furniture and accessories is a great way to make a rental feel more like a home. Although you may not be able to paint your walls or choose your flooring in a rental, you’d be surprised how much decor can transform your space! It’s always important to make your space speak to you. For design services on your rental or full-scale home project, please email me at designandsteen@gmail.com.

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Xo, Steen

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