Design Inspiration: Fabulous Frida
“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
– Frida Kahlo
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Frida Kahlo’s fearless approach to art and life still inspires so many of us. She embraced her traditional Mexican roots with an eye towards the modern, always brave, bold and intimate. If you love vivid dreamscapes, nature, and vibrant colors and textures of Mexico, read on for some new ideas to enhance your space Frida-style.
This Mexican modern interior is a brilliant collection of old and new, and provides a beautiful environment for displaying all kinds of art.
Textured walls can be a handsome background for highlighting large landscapes and botanical artwork.
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Color, color and more color! Give your framed artwork and prints a chance to really pop against brightly painted walls.
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Turn things inside out… If you have a covered patio and can protect art from the elements, consider hanging a few small works outside to add interest to your outdoor living space.
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Built in nooks and shelves make wonderful galleries. Use them to display your small art, photos and sculpture collections.
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Team up traditional furnishings, decorative accents and artwork to create added visual impact. This stately four-poster frames the large botanical painting behind the bed, while the floral pillow adds compliment.
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Make time for textiles! Traditional Otomi fabrics, like these from Casa Otomi, and vibrant oilcloth add color and fun to interiors, while accenting your art.
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The natural world is a never-ending source of inspiration… Try combining lush plants or sculptural cacti with your art collection for something new.
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Here are a few more Mexican modern inspired interiors that remind me of something Frida would love. Which one is your favorite?
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