This week has been a doozy! I am working on some extremely exciting projects which I will of course be blogging about when I can! I have two big renovation projects beginning within a week of each other which means making sure that ALL of the product for both projects are ordered so that the crews can stay on schedule. I'm also proud and excited to announce that another project that I've been working on for the past five months with The Design Network launched last week....a new eDesign Platform that I am over the moon excited about! As if that weren't exciting enough, I'm also heading off to Las Vegas Market in a few days to trend spot and shop for a couple of other client projects that I'm in the middle of! It's no wonder my mind has been drifting back to recent vacation that I took to the Yucatan Peninsula!
If you haven't been to the Yucatan Peninsula, I highly recommend it! You have to fly to Mexico City, then to Cancun and then it's about an additional hour and a half by shuttle bus to get to the resort. We stayed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort, an all inclusive resort which I highly recommend!
The whole trip was gorgeous but Tulum and Chichen Itza have always been on my bucket list of places to see. The ruins of Tulum are stunning - the walled fortress sits on a cliff overlooking the blue Caribbean. I loved learning about the Mayan culture and was inspired to find ways to bring Tulum Style into the home because it's important that our homes reflect who we are and where we've been. I have curated all of these products on a shoppable board on The Design Network. The following items remind me of the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea and skulls in the Mayan culture are considered sacred.
As you're making your way to the ruins of Tulum, you pass through a long strip of Mangroves. The following decor items remind me of this walk.
The pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza was an amazing sight! I learned so much about Mayan ceremonies and especially the winter solstice celebration.
Skulls aren't just for Halloween! They are truly considered sacred in the Mayan culture and you see them throughout the ruins just like this ancient wall at Chichen Itza.
The Mayans were all about the sun, moon and the stars!