Mexican Details

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - Design - 96 pages
In "Mexican Details", designers Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr travelhroughout Mexico and the Southwest in celebration of the character-richetails of Mexican furniture, architectural elements, and handcrafted accentshat resonate with beauty and originality. From chip carved benches andand-hewn tortilla tables to painted trunks and carved-stone mouldings theoulful nature of Mexican design abounds. Decorative accents includentricately woven textiles, glazed ceramics, wooden masks, and folk artbjects that bear evidence of the hands that crafted them. Carr and Witynskilso look at creative reuse, revealing in vibrant detail how mesquite doorsan be newly fashioned into headboards, iron window grilles are converted tooffee tables, and stone water filters blossom as flower planters.;Theections included are: Colour and Texture - examines Mexico's long historyith vibrant colours and rich textures; Cocinas - how Mexican tiles andulinary antiques bring a kitchen to life; Outdoor Living - open-air spacesnspired by breezy portals, cobbled courtyards, and carved-stone fountains;
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Color Texture
22
Cocinas
39
Outdoor Living
Devotional Elements
Resources
Copyright

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Award-winning authors Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr have been at the forefront of the Mexican design movement for over twenty-five years as interior designers and antiques dealers. Their Mexican design book series includes six titles: Mexican Country Style, The New Hacienda, Casa Adobe, Adobe Details, Casa Yucatán, and Mexican Details. Based in Austin, Texas, Carr and Witynski are the owners of Texture Antiques, an interior design firm and gallery specializing inhacienda style, Mexican colonial furniture, and architectural elements. Their design work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers. Individually, Witynski photographs homes and gardens for national publications and Carr is a hacienda consultant and furniture designer. Award-winning authors Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr have been at the forefront of the Mexican design movement for over twenty-five years as interior designers and antiques dealers. Their Mexican design book series includes six titles: Mexican Country Style, The New Hacienda, Casa Adobe, Adobe Details, Casa Yucatán, and Mexican Details. Based in Austin, Texas, Carr and Witynski are the owners of Texture Antiques, an interior design firm and gallery specializing inhacienda style, Mexican colonial furniture, and architectural elements. Their design work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers. Individually, Witynski photographs homes and gardens for national publications and Carr is a hacienda consultant and furniture designer.

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