If I could someday build a house from the ground up, I’d love to design something like an hacienda. Drinking my morning coffee surrounded by a bunch of hanging plants, stonework, arches, rustic accessories and brass lamps sounds just lovely. I am really passionate about mexican crafts and architecture, I love modern styles, but being away from where I grew up makes me feel I would really enjoy surrounding myself with reminders of where I come from and who I am, ironically I don’t think I would ever actually live in a hacienda in Mexico.
Some older haciendas have thrived over the years becoming museums and hotels, but I’ve also seen that many people feel inspired to decorate or build their own spaces in similar styles. The vibrant colors like mustard yellow, orange, cobalt blue and hot pink are some of the most used combined with arched doorways and corridors, rustic furniture, floors and ceilings decorated with mosaics and vegetation everywhere create a rustic, traditional and elegant feeling in these amazing places.
It is a bit strange, but being inside an old traditional hacienda can truly create a sensation of being transported to another era, forgetting the complications of technology and our facebook status updates, sitting in a rustic courtyard with a mosaic tiled floor drinking a cup of Oaxacan coffee listening to the birds, enjoying just being where you are, sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday. Have you ever been to one? where?