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Name: Marc Bowers and a pup
Location: Roma Norte — Mexico City, Mexico
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 575 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live in a penthouse loft in La Romita, a small neighborhood on the edge of Roma Norte. Built in 2019, the architects merged classic Mexico City design themes like floor-to-ceiling glass walls with a modern industrial interior. The furniture has been slowly collected over the past two years, largely from vintage dealers in places like La Lagunilla and from local makers. The plants have been sourced from Xochimilco Plant Market, the largest plant market in Latin America!
I also have a tiny art collection made up of Latin American artists, including originals from José Luis Cuevas, Carlos Mérida, and Francisco Toledo. Mexico City has a thriving design community — from textiles and ceramics to woodwork and stone carvings (and everything in between) — making it an inspiring and limitless place to design your home. I’ve been interested in interior design for going on half-a-decade, but it was only upon my move to Mexico City in 2019 from Washington DC that I began to take a deeper interest in my space.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Modern + Industrial + Mid-Century + Green
What is your favorite room and why? My favorite part of the loft is the indoor-outdoor living space. Mexico City has good weather year round, so I can fully retract the the balcony doors on most days. Plus, it allows my dog to be outside whenever he wants.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The most recent piece I bought was a custom-made charcoal-colored terrazzo table from a local Mexico City design shop called Azzo Studio. To complement the table, I bought a four-piece set of Cesca chairs from a vintage furniture shop in Roma Norte.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time; there’s no fire. If you’re buying vintage and live in Mexico City, ask for the phone numbers of the dealers. They’re usually happy to send you their latest pieces upon request.