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Indoor Garden and Innovative Use of Tiles: Vibrant Home in Mérida

We are always looking for ways to add some spunk to our home, enliven those contemporary interiors and give each room a distinct personality and identity of its own. This delightful and energetic home in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico offers some colorful and charming options in this regard, as it uses a diverse array of tiles to breathe life into a neutral living space while inviting a hint of natural goodness indoors! Designed by H. Ponce Arquitectos, the fabulous residence sits on an L-shaped lot, and its historic past and unique silhouette defined this exciting, modern makeover.

Private courtyard with deck and pool of the home in Yucatan

It is the lower level of the home that steals the spotlight with its open plan living area that also contains the dining room and kitchen along with an additional guest space, a wine cellar and a striking indoor garden. The beautiful garden brings in natural light, adds a tinge of freshness to the modern living area and visually links the indoors with the courtyard and pool area outside. Carefully placed pops of accent hues make a big impact thanks to the gray and white backdrop. Textured walls, wooden finishes and unassuming décor create an air of cozy opulence.

Outdoor private courtyard with pool and a small wooden deck

Contemporary Mexican home with an indoor garden, colorful wall tiles and neutral color scheme

Imaginative use of tiles to add color to the staircase wall

Double height indoor garden brings in natural ventilation and freshness

Simple and stylish floor plan makes use of the L-shaped design of the house

Contemporary kitchen in white connected with the courtyard outside

Much like the brilliant indoor garden, a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper, and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects, an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials. [Photography: Alberto Caceres]

Bright pops of color give the living area a distinct personality

Gray and white exposed concrete adds a new dimension to the modern home

Bedroom in white with cozy, contemporary ambaince

Large art work above the bed makes a big visual impact

The limits of the project arose based on the site itself, with dimensions five meters wide by forty meters deep, with an irregular “L” shape; and the location of the property in the historic center ruled by strict regulations. Other challenges were designing the project with the existing angles of the site, as well as the walls shared with the neighboring houses…

An eclectic collection of colorful tiles also make an appearance in the bathroom

Floor plan of the lower level of elegant Mexican home

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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