Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Trend: Calexico



The Mood

California Cool meets the heart of Mexican culture. The mood is relaxed and beautiful, completely sun-soaked spaces that make you feel as though you've come in from the heat for a cool glass of water.

Think weathered and woven, serene and laid back. A whitewashed paradise. Welcome to a lifestyle where you're surrounded by handcrafted art, beautiful light, and can move at pace that rejuvenates. This story stays away from being too modern -- it is slightly messy with a focus on the materiality of the beautiful handmade objects in it. In this space lives the lifestyle of a laid-back yet sophisticated person who reminds us that a balance of good work and tranquility is possible. Imagine a sophisticated surfer living in this space.

White-washed cabana like wood structures are featured and create shade and shadows from hot light about them. The shadows in this story will make you feel like you are wandering with your feet in the sand.


The Colors & Vessels



Earthy tones with a mix of pale shades and pops of surprising colors [jackie & kelso]. The colors evoke the relaxed and chill feel of the overall collection. The muted tones of the terracotta [muriel & revolt] couple well with the natural rattan [pintado & rumba] and ceramic [hari] pieces. 




The Showroom

As you stroll through Calexico you feel as if you've walked into a sophisticated surfer's living room. Black and white travel photos hang on the white washed shiplap walls as ropes hang terracotta pots from up high. There's a laid back California feel to this tale with Mexican influences. You're welcomed to a lifestyle where you're surrounded by handcrafted art, beautiful light and can move at a pace that rejuvenates.




The Flowers
The flower choices for this story continue to convey the Cali/Mex aesthetic. Layers of Yucca and high desert florals like King Protea, Pin Cushions and Cockscomb paired with Dahlias and a multitude of cacti. The hanging planters feature Senecio plants and Burrow's Tail dangling from their pots. Plenty of succulents popping from terrariums amid Poppies, Zinnia, Mexican flowers and much more.



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