There is charm and character in a Mexican home like no other architectural style. It is a classic, timeless style that remains in constant demand. All who enjoy looking at beautiful interiors and want new ideas for their own home will find this book irresistible. Over 280 color photographs of some of the most beautiful new, old, and remodeled Mexican-style homes are compiled here. Color is everywhere ?vibrantly painted walls offer a rainbow of hues, hand painted talavera tiles cover every available surface, and traditional Mexican folk arts adorn walls and furnishings.Twelve chapters illustrate beautiful entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, ceilings and floors, stairways, niches, fireplaces, lighting, and arts. Having specific rooms and architectural details divided into separate chapetrs is a format sure to please decorators, designers, architects, builders, and homeowners looking for new and exciting ideas.
Donna McMenamin, from Tucson, Arizona, was the general contractor for her Mexican style home. She buys and sells antique Mexican and Native American arts, and accompanies clients to Mexico to shop for appropriate architectural details. She is a contributing writer for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Home & Garden. Professional photographer Richard Loper, from Houston, Texas, works with local advertising agencies, graphic designers, magazines, and energy companies. He also runs El Dorado Woodworking, building custom and reproduction Arts and Crafts style furniture.