One of my favorite aspects of being a designer is finding inspiration in uncommon or practical life settings. I’ll go on a walk, or visit my daughter’s preschool or even see something in a thrift store and leave with my head full of “to design” or “parties to throw” projects. And that’s what happened when my family and I spent the holidays in Mexico. There was something about all the beautiful colors, rich textiles and fabrics and bright lights that totally inspired me. I am more than anxious to throw a full fledged Mexican fiesta. My only wish is that I could be back in Mexico to throw it! Here are some of my favorite inspiration pictures from my trip.