Ventanas Mexico

Resources for full- or part-time life in Mexico

Ventanas Mexico provides resources to people considering moving or retiring to Mexico, including a blog, the section It's Cheaper in Mexico, and the books the "Interactive Guide to Learning Spanish Free Online," and "If Only I Had a Place' on renting in Mexico.

[Videos] Come Shopping with Me for Home Decor in Mexico

 

While all the places I have lived in Mexico so far have come furnished, I still like to daydream  about how my place would look if I chose to live here the entire 12 months a year, or if I ever owned a home in Mexico and could decorate it as I wished.

Just like the decor in my little ski-hut in West Virginia reflects where it’s located (although I did tell a friend that I decided to bring the washing machine in from the front porch), I dream of a place in Mexico with decor totally different from the minimalism of my urban-chic apartment in downtown Denver.  

When you live in Mexico, you can’t help but be drawn to the hand-painted tiles and the warmth of its wood-carved doors and furniture common in homes, You begin to appreciate the vibrant palates of both warm and cold colors, the textures of wall-hangings, the Mayan influenced artifacts and the Talavera pottery.

So every now and then, I get my nesting fix in by strolling through a few of my favorite stores in Mazatlan. The stores seem totally different to anything I’d see in the U.S but similar to offerings to be found in decorating boutiques throughout Mexico.

One thing I've learned is to try to get the story or the meaning of the piece before hanging it all the wall...you just never know.

 

Video Music information

"Impact Andante", "Impact Moderato"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

 

Related links

If you'd like to see Mexican elements beautifully put together, Mexican magazines Homify and Cultural Collectiva have great photo spreads on some modern Mexican homes.

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Kerry Baker is a partner with Ventanas Mexico and author of the "Interactive Guide to Learning Spanish Free Online" - get your Spanish fix in with the Guide and never get bored again.  Interactive links take you to the best tools on the web and the Guide organizes them into lessons by level and skill developed.