Seats that say Sit
Have a New Seat in the Old World
A seating vignette is one of my favorite things to play with in a home. Recently, I found myself exploring a quaint artisan Mexican town and resting in a wonderful home called Casa Cino. This house was overflowing with charming and inviting seating areas. The town of San Miguel is called the Santa Fe of Mexico. This artisan community evolved over the last 500 years and at least 10% of the 80,000 people are Americans who live here. Touring Casa Cino, one of the newer built homes, was a spectacular experience of seeing Old World architecture and design replicated by current day craftsman.
At first glace, you wonder how many generations of families resided in this breathtaking garden home. Surprisingly, built in 1997, the house is in the same Spanish Colonial style of the town but the furnishings have the touch and flair of modern charm. Throughout the large estate of Casa Cino, there are plenty of places to leisurely lounge and enjoy of the found objects from the hidden town of San Miguel. Homeowner Pam S. pays particular attention to the repeating flow of accent color and texture in the home.
In the living room, the soft tan walls and brown couches come alive with leopard stools and red accents.
As you pass through the lounge, a whimsical child’s chair invites all ages to find a special seat.
Last, at the reflecting pool courtyard, the handcrafted salvaged wood bench highlighted with a faded Mexican patterned pillow adds character to the indoor-outdoor setting of the home.