Inspired by colour in San Miguel de Allende
I didn’t expect to learn to love the colour orange when I went for a spa treatment at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende but as the weeks have passed since the Writers Conference, I’ve found myself returning to my photos wondering how I can incorporate some of the colourful magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site into my new home in Mexico.
Much of my inspiration comes from an afternoon spent at the newly-opened Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. Rising from the skyline of colonial villas and church spires of the historic centre, it offers 67
beautifully appointed suites and a selection of luxury residences.
I explored the decor at 1826 Restaurant, gawked at the city view from the rooftop lounge and fell in love with the colours salmon and tangerine used by the Design Team of KMD Architects, known for the W Hotel in Mexico City, the St. Regis Los Cabos and retail space in Nagoya, Japan and Design360unlimited well-known for their interior design work at Trump Hotels, MGM and now Tuscany.
Wrought iron and dark wood also made dramatic appearances in the suites and on the homes in neighbouring streets.
I’m also going to remember plants, fountains, fish and footwear. I even bought a pair of bright orange shoes at San Miguel Shoes. So, if you see me wearing more orange you’ll understand why.