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Eccentric old Europe

When I spotted this home from Spanish Architectural Digest, I nearly had a coronary. This is everything I want my new house to be, but WAY more. It is the Mexico City residence of interior designer Dirk-Jan Kinet and it is filled with glorious colours and beautiful antiques, resulting in a vibe that is MUCH more European than Mexican. I absolutely love the greys on the walls in the dining room with the punch of magenta. It is quite an amazing transformation from what it was last year when it was featured on Freunde von Freunden. I prefer this version SOOOOO much more. 

Reader Comments (13)

Wow, the idea that you can paint a wall imperfectly is so liberating. Not crazy about the toilet roll dispenser however.

21 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Not my cup of tea.....

21 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Amazing. The pink closet is a glorious beauty!

21 Sep 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstylencritics

A modern-day Jean des Esseintes. ;)

21 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTRDesign

It seems to be a cross between Mexican and British -- a very Tricia Guild sense of colour and textured colour. It's wild!

21 Sep 2014 | Unregistered Commentermonika

wow, really amazing, very atmospheric

22 Sep 2014 | Unregistered Commentermarie

I re-visit that drool-worthy Freunde von Freunden post... a lot. It looks like Dirk has edited his collections a bit (!). I love how he mixes things up. Something as simple as putting furniture on an angle... (but you already know that!) Thank you for sharing.

22 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

reminds me of abigal ahern too. love the sensibility.
hope you had fun on the Glebe House Tour kim. see you next year!

22 Sep 2014 | Unregistered Commentersuzanne

I can never get enough of this place, and always find something new to admire and covet. That embroidered skull pillow in the second photo just rocked my day. Make that week.

22 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJared Hayden

The tour was a BLAST Suzanne! Jeff and I loved each and every house. You found some awesome ones this year :)

22 Sep 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

Wow, this house is just perfect. Incredible designs!!!
Lots of love, xx

23 Sep 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarĂ­a

I'm pretty sure I would never leave that place!

3 Oct 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlauralye

The magenta colour in the room reminded me of stock-paint when I was at school. Art & Messy. Why not?

17 Jun 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrad

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