Fashioned from raw concrete blocks characteristic of the Mexican landscape, this taqueria bar is vertically bordered with a bold yellow “stepped” bar top, a feature inspired by Mayan ruins and tailored specifically to the space. Vibrant colors express vitality and excitement.
Native plants are famous for their carefree personalities and ability to thrive on rainfall. Mexican hat plant is no exception. It delivers season-long color to the landscape in plants that demand minimal care and water.
This backyard art studio is designed as a contemporary work space outside of the main residence and paired with a functional and beautiful low-water landscape with clean lines to match. The studio features sliding glass doors and clerestory windows to maximize natural light and is surrounded by sleek concrete pavers and Mexican pebble joints.
Square concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints connect the studio with the house, fire pit area and nearby concrete patio, and pea gravel makes for a clean and budget-friendly mulch material. Minimal planting, modern details and exterior lighting complete the outdoor space with a polished look.
A concrete paver walkway with Mexican pebble joints leads from the main house to the backyard art studio. Pea gravel is used as a clean, budget-friendly mulch material, and plantings are kept to a minimal for an easy-to-maintain landscape.
Inspired by Spanish and Mexican design, this Dallas, Tex., home was made for entertaining large crowds and small family gatherings. The backyard pool is surrounded by curvy patios, lush plantings and a rock water feature, all which blend seamlessly together to create a restful retreat.
After: The grill station was made from fieldstone similar to the existing retaining wall along the property line and blend with the yard’s natural character. Mosaic Group used bluestone for the grill station floor. The counter is 4” thick black concrete with exposed Mexican beach pebbles and cantilevered over a round pillar that makes the space feel roomier.
In desert areas, choose drought-resistant plants and flowers for landscaping that's beautiful and environmentally friendly. Here, drifts of Mexican sage, lavender, Lamb's Ear, Lantana, Senecio Serpens and rosemary fill the front yard and cascade along the walkway.
Concrete paver walkways with Mexican pebble joints lead from the main house to each area of the backyard: the art studio, the fire pit and the concrete patio. Pea gravel is used to create a low-water landscape for this California outdoor space.
Where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean is lined with gated resorts, each more beautiful than the next. But there is something special about JW Marriott Los Cabos which manages to balance intimacy and glamor with its iconic design by Jim Olson from Olson Kundig in collaboration with Mexico City-based design firm IDEA Asociados. Built to blur the line between inside and out especially in its striking open-air lobby and six swimming pools, and to embrace the local land, sky and incredible desert foliage of Los Cabos, the resort debuted in 2015 but feels timeless. The design of the 229 guest rooms and suites blends seamlessly with the landscape and features remarkable sight lines that often end in a striking piece of contemporary art. Rooms are spacious and contemporary in feel and integrate works by Mexican artisans. There is a beautiful spa on site that offers an ancient temazcal sweat-lodge experience as well as award-winning Chef Thierry Blouet's renowned Cafe des Artistes though for my money, the incredible breakfast buffet featuring both Mexican treats (like fresh guacamole and made-to-order quesadillas with an array of local fillings) and European pastries was worth the stay alone.