Monday, August 15, 2011


Not sure why, but we just wanted a bench in the entrance sala.
Although the previous owners of our home tastefully decorated, after 
living in the house for a while, we wanted to make a few changes that will reflect our traditional tastes, but with a nod to Mexico. We were able to do this by shifting around some of the pieces of furniture that remained and adding a few new items that we found in Mérida. The design process is not complete by any means.  It has seemed, at least in our previous homes, that we never get to the point where we say "all done." There remains that one chair or table that we would like, or the 
room that needs painting, or a painting for a particular wall. Having collected English and European antiques for a period in our lives, and having operated an antiques business for a number of years, it would not be wrong to assume that we have some rather large pieces of furniture and other items that will be sold before our permanent move to Mérida. We will keep a few small accessories that we can pack in a suitcase or load in the car. The rest will go. Casa de Las Lechuzas will not be over-the-top or over done. There will not be a lot of clutter. We like the clean lines and streamlined furniture in contemporary homes, but when it comes down to it, we're simply more at home with our style. And, it's been fun looking for things that make us go "oh yeah." Given the predilection of Yucatán termites for yummy wooden furniture, we have  made sure the wood furniture we buy has been treated or is made of local woods that are resistant. We're also incorporating some iron pieces, as in the dining table, and in the beds which are yet to be made or found.

Moroccan-style mirror

...and the outdoor living room


  1. Wow, what a beautiful home, and beautiful furniture. And the way you have put it together, and the lighting...stunning.

  2. I think your choices are smart, in every sense of the word. Your decor is not only stylish, but makes sense. I look around at my comfy living room, sad to see all the upholstery and oak that wouldn't survive very long in Merida.