Aug 17, 2012
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Guest Post: Meta Musings

Friday…woo hoo…and a fab guest post from the uber-talented interior designer, Chantal, at Meta Musings.  Chantal’s design firm, Meta Interiors, is located in Venice Beach, California.  The firm’s philosophy is rooted in beauty, history and artistry all the while exploring scale, textures and details to enhance your living experience. Chantal continues to be inspired by travel, design and nature.  I have featured Meta Musings earlier.  Chantal, thanks for the inspiration…

Hello lovely cabbagerose readers! It is my greatest pleasure to guest post on cabbagerose today and I am so excited to share with you a very special project, the home of the great furniture designer John Houshmand in San Miguel de Allende. With the help of architect David Howell, the home stays true to Houshmand’s purpose, completely reflecting the personality of his work; unique, pure, sincere and emotional.
Please enjoy!

Howell’s dwelling centers on a courtyard, inhabited by a square concrete fountain and a pair of ancient mesquite trees original to the property. The exterior walls, made of plaster, were tinted to match the reddish stones that dominate the surroundinglandscape. The entire structure was built by hand without electricity. Instead, local craftsmen used water, an attribute to their artistry.

The master bath and lounge with custom cast-in place concrete vanity and tub. Vintage sofas surround a custom live edge maple table by the Houshmand.

A guest room with Houshmand’s custom bed and maple headboard. The windows are dressed with warm burnt sienna cotton curtains and neutral sheers enhancing the warmth and living quality of the wood Houshmand pieces.

A guest bathroom with a carved stone sheep’s trough as the sink.

The living room with a pair of Houshmand’s cherry sofas and a maple table nesting on a locally made cotton flat-weave.

Another guest room with a headboard made from two mesquite doors.

I leave you here, in the rooftop pavilion, to enjoy the rest of the day!

Photos by David Joseph.

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