What I'm Reading Right Now - Barefoot Luxury: Mexican Resort Living by Sandra Espinet

I've just been reading the luscious new coffee table book Barefoot Luxury: Mexican Resort Livingfrom renowned interior designer, Sandra Espinet.  Having a window into the luxurious yet relaxed lifestyle of Mexico's exclusive resorts for its discerning wealthy clientele I found quite intriguing.

As recounted in her book, Barefoot Luxury is a way of life and Sandra Espinet’s point of view on design, style and a more conscious way of living.  Each of the book's chapters captures the mood of the rooms and outdoor spaces with evocative inspiration boards, weaving a seductive vision of informal elegance, refined luxury and escapism.   

Sandra's design sensibility is a sophisticated mix of traditional hand-crafted wood and metal furnishings by local artisans, complementing dynamic contemporary furnishings, fabrics, lighting and art from around the globe.  A great source of inspiration, Barefoot Luxury certainly contains elements that can be successfully translated to create your own version of paradise.

What-I'm-reading-right-now-barefoot-luxury-cover-Doreen-Chambers-Interior-Design-Brooklyn-New-York-South-Florida
 What a beautiful room and loving the generous open plan layout  - the chandelier and crystal globes from John Pomp Studios refine the rustic reclaimed wood vaulted ceiling

What a beautiful room and loving the generous open plan layout  - the chandelier and crystal globes from John Pomp Studios refine the rustic reclaimed wood vaulted ceiling

 A sumptuous bar area highlights classic Ralph Pucci club chairs and an extraordinary vintage Venetian cloudburst chandelier

A sumptuous bar area highlights classic Ralph Pucci club chairs and an extraordinary vintage Venetian cloudburst chandelier

 An inspired mix of contemporary art by Mr Brainwash and David Sutherland ceiling light 

An inspired mix of contemporary art by Mr Brainwash and David Sutherland ceiling light 

 Loving the mix & match patterns combined with a vivid color palette of fuchsia, pink and orange grounded by the soothing grey walls

Loving the mix & match patterns combined with a vivid color palette of fuchsia, pink and orange grounded by the soothing grey walls

 Outdoor oasis - the cool neutral palette of this informal living/dining area is the perfect backdrop for the panoramic ocean view

Outdoor oasis - the cool neutral palette of this informal living/dining area is the perfect backdrop for the panoramic ocean view

 Overlooking the sea of Cortez classic hand-carved wood hanging daybeds embody the essence of barefoot luxury

Overlooking the sea of Cortez classic hand-carved wood hanging daybeds embody the essence of barefoot luxury

 An exquisitely hand crafted pair of silver doors from Oaxaca feature as the headboard in a bedroom of elegant simplicity 

An exquisitely hand crafted pair of silver doors from Oaxaca feature as the headboard in a bedroom of elegant simplicity 

 Definitely one of my fave outdoor terraces for its classical appointments of stone columns, wrought iron lanterns and palm trees

Definitely one of my fave outdoor terraces for its classical appointments of stone columns, wrought iron lanterns and palm trees