One of the parts of my trip that had me the most excited was getting to go to a bookstore in a different country and snag as many interior design related magazines as possible.
Of course on the one free day we had in Bogota I felt horrible and had stay in bed and rest, because the wedding we were attending was that night.
My sweet husband ventured out with my Mom, Dad and Grandma and returned with 9 magazines!
My favorite magazine was El Mueble.
Here is a peek into some of my favorite rooms: Loved all the white/cream that was going in the room. Also loved that the toss pillows in the room are the same shade of blue/green color that is coming from the glass coffee tables.
Loved the massive Parson style dining room table.
Another dining room that caught my eye with great lighting and oh my those tufted chairs.
A different view of the dining room from above. Had to share the great sliding doors to the room.
Stripes, stripes and more stripes. You know I’m a happy lady!
Jaw dropping indoor/outdoor dining space:
I feel in love with this roman shade. It’s so soft looking plus the added lighter trim that ends in a small bow killed it for me.
Love, love, love window trim painted in a dark shade.
All of these calm, serene spaces seriously make me want to start painting my house in shades of white.
It’s going to reach 90 today in NY and that pool in the background was just calling my name. Plus I’m in love with the stone gray paint color on the walls.
You know I’m a color lover, but that something hard to find in all of my international magazines, but I did end up finding a room with a touch of fuchsia!
Trends I noticed in all of my magazines was:
-Lots of neutrals
- Layering of neutral on top of neutral. So neutral wall, with neutral furniture, neutral window treatment, but with the help of textures it all worked.
- Drum shade lighting
- Lighting done in sets of 2 or 3
-Big chunky Parson type dining tables and coffee tables all throughout.
- The love sisal rugs as much as we do!
- Variety of wood tones used in a home and in it’s natural state. Not a lot of painted furniture.
- Color is used in a small doses. Either in a toss pillow, table runner or window treatment.
- Normally only one if any accent color in a room.
-Mostly all of the spaces had a touch of nature them. Either with a fabulous view to the outdoors or greenery sprinkled throughout the space.
The other magazines I came home with were: AXXIS, Casa y Jardin, Casa Viva and Nuevo Estilo (which was already a favorite).
What international magazines do you make sure you always get your hands on?