The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors. You could do the same thing indoors – and a similar approach, with Fiestaware-colored squares or a red-white-and-blue pattern for an American Country look.
In the outdoor courtyard is a built-in stone bench makes for a comfy spot to relax. Cobalt blue pillows add a burst of color, and to bring in a touch of Mexican design, blue mosaic tiles are used in the arch inset. The house design is traditional Spanish with terracotta roof tiles and stucco walls.
A deep blue cabinet off the main dining room holds hand painted Mexican beverage pitchers and glasses. Orange and white patterned tile and a light blond wood paneling are a visual contrast to the deep blue cupboard.
Ornately carved wood makes this Mexican mantelpiece (found at a salvage store in Dallas) the focal point of a colorful room. Simple travertine tile and hearth keep the focus on the fireplace, and candles in one dramatic shade of red echo accents around the room.
This home, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters, is nestled on ten acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is constructed entirely of adobe with traditional New Mexican elements, such as a wood-burning fireplace and hand-painted tiles. The unique blue dome also features a skylight and is a wonderful retreat for quiet meditation.
Small cobalt blue tile is used for the fireplace surround, adding color and Mexican flair to the seating area of this home office. Exposed wood beams, bookshelves and rustic mantel add warmth to the space, while comfortable armchairs create the ideal spot for relaxing by the fire.
The view of this kitchen in a revamped Mexican restaurant, which was previously enclosed, is an engaging component of the social experience where guests can observe and feel part of the thoughtful food preparation process, as in the home of a friend. Bold, bright orange tile and walls and yellow trim enliven the space.
Classic design elements result in a fresh, modern look in this original concept by Pool Environments. The clay color scheme is achieved through the similarly toned porcelain tile, Leuder Limestone coping and the wok planters along the left edge. Four inch channels filled with Mexican beach pebbles subtly divide the surface area into large stepping pads for additional visual interest.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.