Casa San Miguel: Inspired Design and Decoration: Stylish Houses of Mexico

Casa San Miguel: Inspired Design and Decoration: Stylish Houses of Mexico

by Annie Kelly
     
 

San Miguel de Allende, one of the prettiest destinations in Mexico, has become a fabulous source for stylish decorating ideas as many international designers are flocking to this artistic mecca. Acclaimed architectural photographer Tim Street-Porter and style writer Annie Kelly take us on an insider’s tour, from stately rural haciendas and villas to renovated…  See more details below

Overview

San Miguel de Allende, one of the prettiest destinations in Mexico, has become a fabulous source for stylish decorating ideas as many international designers are flocking to this artistic mecca. Acclaimed architectural photographer Tim Street-Porter and style writer Annie Kelly take us on an insider’s tour, from stately rural haciendas and villas to renovated colonial townhouses. Featured are more than 250 glorious photographs of residences that show a blending of local crafts and handiwork with antiques and contemporary furnishings. Beautiful outdoor entertaining and garden areas enliven many of the houses. With a foreword by Jorge Almada of Casamidy, a design company based in San Miguel, Casa San Miguel is a unique inspirational design resource. It provides a vicarious look at daily life in this picturesque Mexican town that is attracting many international trendsetters.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...Street-Porter's photographs imply a serene neverland where time itself seems to have dozed off on a dreamy afternoon." ~Su Casa

"Though some of Street-Porter's photographs are of the Architectural Digest variety, his forays into the idiosyncratic are delightful...Images explode off the pages with the colors of Mexico." ~LA Times

"Readers get a look at statuary brightly painted walls, courtyards, gardens, roofs, rustic architectural gems and a lot more. The photos of sunlit, colorful homes against bright blue skies are stunningly beautiful." ~Newsday

“The tour of the historic town, home to many artisans as well as American expatriates, runs the range from old villas to contemporary townhouses. Readers get a look at statuary, brightly painted walls, courtyards, gardens, roofs, rustic architectural gems and a lot more. The photos of sunlit, colorful homes against bright blue skies are stunningly beautiful.” ~The New Hampshire Union Leader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847830442
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Annie Kelly is a well-known decorator and journalist who has been featured in such publications as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue Living, and The World of Interiors. She is the author of Casa Mexicana Style and Rooms to Inspire: Decorating with America’s Best Designers. Kelly and her husband, Tim Street-Porter, live and work in Los Angeles and Connecticut. Tim-Street-Porter is an award-winning architectural photographer, whose books include Los Angeles.

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