|Early morning, my Tia and I in front of Casa Gil, |
in Colonia San Antonio, Calle San Juan.
Once I start talking about San Miguel de Allende it's hard for me to stop. I've shared with you some of my favorite places but I couldn't say adios to my SMdeA series without sharing Casa Gil. This will be the last post about San Miguel -- until the next time! Casa Gil, named after hubby Matt's paternal side of his family from Andulacia, Spain, is the home we finished construction on four years ago. And it's a work in progress. Matt and I enjoy the design process and we don't get there as often or for as long as we would like, so we've convinced ourselves to relax into the fact that the casa will take some time to be "done". But we love watching the place evolve and hope our family, friends, friends of friends and renters that stay there do too.
|The entry. Antique bench found in El Centro. |
Brand new shelf built by Matt.
|Behind the big brown door. |
Matt working in the studio. It's a large high-ceilinged space
that's great for a designer or painter.
|Walking from the entry to the patio. We just got the chairs and the new patio table design is |
with Maestro Rodrigo (right around the corner) for fabrication.
|The dining room. I always wanted a reason to buy equipal chairs and table. |
And for between the palm and lamp, the hutch design on the way!
|The kitchen. The tiles were made in SMdeA. |
The papier mache chickens on the top shelf were made by local artist Rosa.
|The living room. Sofa and chairs made by Grace's Sofas in El Centro. |
|The Master Bedroom. I found that gorgeous gold-leafed tin heart |
in the back of the tiniest stall in the Mercado Artesanias. Matt made the end tables.
The bed frame was made in the neighborhood.
|The master bathroom. The light fixtures, |
mirrors and glassware from the Mercado Artesanias.
|The upstairs guest room. Art for the walls to come!|