As part of our renovation of this Earthy Modern home, we had a fun challenge:…
Arquitectos de Interiores en Mexico – DKOR takes on another International Interior Design project.
A few months ago we began another international interior design project in Mexico City. I must admit that it was difficult to turn down the chance to work in one of our favorite countries. The DKOR team was ready to take on the challenge. One of our DKOR Team members, Anahi, is from Mexico so she was very excited to be part of this team. Neither Margaret nor I had ever been to Mexico City and were mostly familiar with the more popular coastal cities so we were very excited to see what all the buzz was about.
Our clients invited us to visit our new Mexican interior design project in Polanco for the first time in January. We really did not know what to expect and our first impression was a city filled with traffic, highways and a vast population of people trying to get from one place to another. The best comparison I could give would be an older and shorter version of New York city but with lots of hills and mountains throughout.
After driving through an hour of traffic we reached an inner neighborhood called Polanco. The street were paved with brick, most buildings were no taller than 3-4 stories and architecture ranged from the typical bright concrete colored facades you would expect to see in Mexico to contemporary concrete finished buildings warmed up with touches of warm natural materials such as wood and limestone.
We were thrilled when we pulled up to our new jobsite! The building is beautiful and has these tall contemporary hedges that you see around a lot of the homes around the city and the perfect balance of exterior natural elements; wood, concrete and glass… typical to beautiful contemporary Mexican architecture.
Our project is the none other than the penthouse of the building and we were very excited to see what’s inside. What would the “before” be like! There are obviously lots of exciting aspects of each interior design project but some of my favorites includes seeing what you have to work with. Once we got into the apartment I began to do what I typically do whenever I start a new project; walk around it until its familiar, until it feels like home. Familiarizing yourself with plans is one thing, but to really feel a connection with the space, I like to encourage all of our team to walk around and get to know each and every little corner. It makes is easier later to understand the scale of material applications and as you can expect, we’re going to WRAP SOMETHING IN HERE!!! he he….
Thank you for getting to know more in depth our new adventure and we hope that you follow us along the entire journey! Afterall, sharing the photo with our followers is definitely one of our favorite parts.