BANISH THE BLAND WITH SPICY COLORS AND FURNISHINGS WITH FLAIR.
Banish the bland with spicy colors and furnishings with flair.
OPPOSITE: Reclaimed wood doors and a light fixture found in a shop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, add authentic Latin flavor to this Texas music room. A painting above the piano and to the left of the doors features Chupa Chups, a popular Mexican brand of lollipop. Green moldings and door trim throughout the room are distressed for an aged appearance. ABOVE: Ashley Astleford chose vibrant tiles, painted cast-iron chairs, and folk-art cut-paper picados to create a fiestalike mood on this outdoor patio and kitchen space. The table is crafted of reclaimed wood. BELOW: A little paint goes a long way toward giving modern furniture a Hacienda makeover. RIGHT: A tablescape inspired by Mexican culture is rich with character, fresh flowers and a ribbon chandelier.
“My goal is to mix modern and Mexican elements into a sophisticated, balanced look.”
ABOVE: The spirit—not the country of origin—is what counts in Hacienda Chic style. Here, a painted Romanian twin bed is right at home with a Mexican tin mirror and painted stool. Your home is not a museum, so feel free to experiment. LEFT: Clear acrylic ghost chairs become spunky with outlined accents in blue and turquoise chalky-finish paint. BELOW: An assortment of hand-blown vintage glass pendants from ABC Carpet & Home in New York City are hung at random heights above a dining room table. RIGHT: Grand architectural elements like a dramatic Mexican mantel define a living room. The sides were custom designed by Astleford Interiors. The large rug consists of remnants sewn and patched together from Persian rugs from the 1930s. An oversize metal candelabrum offers a crowning touch.