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A Mexico City Home (With a Tree Inside!)

Mexico City House Tour

For the last three years, designer Abby Clawson Low has lived with her husband and three sons in a playful, colorful home in Mexico City. It even has a tree inside! “The kids climb on it all the time,” she says. Her family recently relocated to Dallas, but before they moved, she let us capture this beloved space. Take a look around…

LIVING ROOM:

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Sofa: Ikea. Wooden chairs with ottomans: vintage Clara Porset, found in Mexico. Side table: Franco Albini. Cowhide rug: purchased from a truck in Lomas, Mexico. Magazine holder: Book/Shop.

On a life-changing move: We moved here three years ago, for my husband’s job. A move like this is totally atypical for my husband’s work as an attorney, and was an amazing opportunity. I’m so happy we took it. My husband’s company put us up in this beautiful home; otherwise there’s no way we could have afforded a house like this. It was a dream to live here. Because we knew it was a finite amount of time, we really dove in.

On learning the language: The kids go to Mexican schools, and now they all speak the language. My youngest son’s first language is Spanish. Our Mexican friends joke that he’s ‘chilango,’ which means a true resident of Mexico City. He has no American accent, he knows all the slang.

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Sofa: Ikea. White lamp: Crate & Barrel Kids. Yellow end table: eBay. Coffee table: purchased 18 years ago in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

On DIY artwork: One wall is identical to our living room back in New Jersey! But I needed to fill the other walls. I was at the art store buying supplies for one of Thomas’ school projects, and I noticed colorful poster boards. I bought a bunch and starting taping two colors together and backing them on heavier board. My mom always loved DIY projects, and she taught me that things didn’t need to be expensive to have an impact.

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White console shelf: CB2. Shelving: Ikea. Woven chairs: custom made by Olegario Resillas Mondragon. Blue side table: custom made by Herreria y Aluminio en General.

On styling shelves: You know how you’d never put only slow songs on a playlist? In the same way, you don’t want to put only tall things or only short things on a bookshelf. When styling, mix up sizes and shapes and colors and textures. There’s a wonderful shop here called Onora, where I’ve found great pieces. They travel around the country to collaborate with artisans.

DINING ROOM:

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Magazine holder: Book/Shop.

On scaling up: When we put our old New Jersey dining table into this dining room, it looked like a postage stamp. It was so tiny! Then I found an amazing vintage table, but needed chairs. Since there is no Ikea or Target here, pre-made store furniture is relatively expensive, so we decided to work with talented local craftspeople. I got to know a few people really well, and they created beautiful, high-quality things.

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Table: vintage Knoll conference table. Chairs: custom made by Olegario Resillas Mondragon. Artwork: DIY with red and pink poster board.

On local inspiration: Long before moving here, I was fascinated by Mexican architect Luis Barragán. In Mexico City, you can visit Casa Barragán, Cuadra San Cristobal and Casa Gilardi, which was built around a single Jacaranda tree. He painted the walls in the courtyard in shades of lilac and pink, so when the tree is in bloom, the house is spectacular. In his homes, he often used local materials that weren’t fancy, but the way he placed them would elevate the designs. He used blown glass spheres as decorative objects, so I found these at the market and put them on the table.

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Mirror: NYC flea market. White console table: Ikea (similar). White accent tables: custom made by Herreria y Aluminio en General. Pink candelabra: Ikea. Elephant candle holder: Onora.

On decorating with color: I’ve always been a fan of bright colors, but this house has the most color of all our homes. There’s so much color in Mexico City, I’m constantly looking around trying to take it all in. You’ll think, ‘I was never a fan of brown or mustard yellow,’ but then you’ll see it juxtaposed with a bright pink and you get a whole new appreciation for it. Having that daily dose of color has really seeped into our home.

THE STAIRS:

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On celebrations: Our Mexican friends here celebrate big. Your entire family is invited to a birthday party — we all go to parties for Matthew’s classmates — and they last for at least five hours. Every single party has a piñata, and the piñatas are all five feet tall. You don’t leave until the piñata has happened, typically in the final hour. Traditional Mexican candy is mostly covered in chili powder. Even gummy things will be covered in chili powder. At the first few birthday parties, my kids were like, ‘Oh my gosh, we got all this candy!!!’ And then as soon as we got home, their faces were like, ‘This isn’t the candy we’re used to!’

MASTER BEDROOM:

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Beach photograph: iPhone photo that was blown up. Striped throw: La Ciudadela Mercado de Artesanías. Checked pillows: Ikea.

On framing photos: On vacation, I took a photo of the beach with my phone. The photo made me happy, so I blew it up and printed it out. Now it’s framed above our bed. I’ve done this with family photos, too, and they work well in color or black and white.

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Desk: Ikea. Armchair: vintage. Baskets: local artists. Cowhide rug: purchased on the side of the road (similar).

On unexpected visitors: The first week we lived here, five-year-old Thomas came into our room one morning and said, very calmly, ‘Mom? Dad? Can you please come into the bathroom? There’s a scorpion on the wall.’ From our years living in New York and New Jersey, we were used to things like roaches and cicadas, but the Mexico City version is a scorpion. They can be tiny, from a quarter of an inch to five inches long. They’re smart. If they sense another creature is near them, they’ll play dead. One day, my hairdryer kept shorting out. I kept unplugging and re-plugging it, but something was wrong. I looked inside, and there was a charred scorpion.

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Striped bench: custom made by Akele. Yellow pillow: H&M Home. Checked pillow: Ikea. Striped pillow: La Ciudadela Mercado de Artesanías. Summer fruit print: Otherwild.

On meaningful pom-poms: In the late 1930s, my grandmother took a train from Utah to Mexico City to do a semester of university. She made some close friends there, and for the next 50 years, she would go back every summer to visit them. She’d leave her six kids with my grandfather. Her house in Utah was full of Mexican influences. When I moved here, I was drawn to the pom-poms at the local markets. I didn’t realize it until my mom visited and said, ‘Oh my gosh, this reminds me of grandma’s house!’ She had had these pom-poms hanging from every doorknob! It must have been a subconscious thing I had filed away.

BOYS’ BEDROOM:

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Bunk beds: Ikea. Table: Ikea. Stools: Ikea. Rug: custom made by Tapetes Gualupita (Made in one week!).

On the wonders of Ikea: When I first moved to NYC, I slept on an Ikea bunk bed with my roommate, and it’s actually the same bunk bed my kids sleep on now! Years later, I moved to New Jersey and had a new baby, and sometimes I just needed to get out of the house. I would take my young son to Ikea, and we’d eat lunch and walk the maze. Now, I’ve gotten good at bringing Ikea pieces back to Mexico in giant suitcases. Recently, I got stopped by airport security. I had a lamp and ten boxes of alphabet cookies in my suitcases. The officer was like, ‘What IS this?’

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On toys: The all-time favorite toy that gets played with the most is Magna-Tiles. All three boys have played with them every day for years. They build the most complex architectural structures and I’ll be like, ‘How did you think of that?!’ Thomas just designed a building where a marble drops in one side and comes out the other end.

YARD:

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White chairs: Ikea.

On letting the outdoors in: On weekends, I’ll keep the French doors open and listen to the birds. All day long, the kids and the dog are running in and out. They’re building, digging, doing weird stuff. But you can always hear everybody, even when they’re outdoors. The house makes it so easy to go between the two; it’s like the best of both worlds.

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On saying goodbye: I will miss everything. Because I was working on a book about Mexico City, it gave me an entrée into so many different worlds, and I became part of a close-knit community here. I’ll miss the food, like grilled cactus. And the colors. Everywhere I go, I’m craning my neck. That bench! That door! And the markets — the scents, the smells. This place is amazing and beautiful. I will miss everything.

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Thank you so much, Abby!

P.S. More house tours, including Abby’s former New Jersey home, and a colorful house in Utah.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Love the decoration. It’s everything space, light, windows, beautiful, the dining room, the stairs. Its the most beautiful place. Thanks for this wonderful blog.

  2. Is this house available on AirBNB Plus?? 🙏😅

  3. Alice says...

    One of my favourite house tours, really fun and vibrant, love the poms poms and the big bright artwork – I’m a fan of colour too.
    You can really tell Abby loves this home, I wish her all the best resettling elsewhere, it takes longer when you’re leaving a beautiful space as well as city behind x

  4. This home is too amazing….so modern and timeless. It embraces the essence of one of my favorite cities.

    Danni

  5. PV says...

    May i ask what colour the ikea sofa is? Thank you! Love this beautiful home.

    • ABBY says...

      Hi PV!

      Sure! It is the Nockeby sofa from Ikea — unfortunately they don’t carry this color/cloth anymore (Teno light grey). But if you go to a store you could see if they have any left in stock. Although it is discontinued we were able to buy the Teno light grey about two weeks ago here in Dallas (we sold our Mexico City sofa before we moved to save on moving costs).

    • PV says...

      Thank you! I hope it’s similar to the Tallmyra white/black.

  6. I love her poster board art! I have a friend who did something similar with wrapping paper, and it was so effective.

  7. Gaby says...

    I lived in Mexico City 15yrs and never saw a single scorpion, but we’d occasionally hear stories of someone getting stung walking barefoot in grass. We never walked barefoot in grass! Never!

  8. anne says...

    I discovered her IG when I was in Mexico City in June and followed some of her recommendations from an article she wrote (also some from your previous post, like EL MORO- Yum!!). Kinda wish I knew her in person – what an interesting, fun and colorful life! I lived abroad in Argentina for a bit and would LOVe to have had a longer term living experience, especially with kids. I pre-ordered the book and am looking forward to our trip again next year!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I’d love to visit Mexico City!

    Eva

  10. Abbie says...

    I discovered Abby from the tour of her NJ home on Cup of Jo! That home (filled with her bright, primary colors) is one of my all-time favorite interior inspirations! I’ve followed her on Instagram and fell in love with her Mexico City home too. I was SO excited to see it covered here! It is truly stunning. Now I want to see the new home in Dallas! (I’m behind on IG…I’m off to check RIGHT NOW!)

    These images of her home will make me feel happy all day. Thank you for Cup of Jo for sharing creative homes and not just more of the same trendy interiors!

    Also-are you from UT, Abby? I’m in SLC, that’s why I am curious ;)

  11. Mari says...

    I don’t normally comment but just wanted to say this house tour made me smile so much. What an exceptionally beautiful home and description of life in DF. Kudos to Abby and the CoJ team!

  12. wow. this is one of the most beautiful homes I have seen. #homecrush is happening right now. It’s everything – space, light, windows, beautiful, the dining room, the stairs. Its the most beautiful place. Its weird falling in love with a place on the internet but this is it.

  13. Hilary says...

    Gorgeous!!

  14. Susan says...

    Love this home! And AMEN on the Magnatiles! They get incorporated and used with so many play setups–its fabulous.

  15. Caitlyn says...

    Ohhhh what a lovely home you created, Abby. I hope to one day very soon live in Mexico City. I don’t know what it is–I just feel called there and this post solidified that desire even more. Any tips for job hunting for expats, by chance? I have a connection there who is willing to help me find a job at his university, but I want to explore all options!

  16. T says...

    you guys my #1 and only tip for all the future parents out there is magnatiles.

    Start saving now if you have to. so worth it.

    • JessicaD says...

      I have two kids and for years asked each set of grandparents to ONLY give a set of magnatiles to the girls for their Christmas gift. We have multiple sets and I honestly could get rid of all of our other toys and my kids would be fine with having their magnatiles!

    • Anastasia says...

      Hahaha – YES! My son got an off brand as a gift last year and my kids enjoyed them a lot. So when I saw a set of Magnatiles at the thrift store for $3 I scooped them up. After a couple of months my kids still play with them everyday, and it’s fun for the whole family to build with too!

  17. laura says...

    I’ve noticed most houses in my parents’ Mexican hometown have a patio/garden in the middle of the house, called the zaguán, Both of my grandmothers’ homes had one. I remember that, as a young girl, I loved when I got to visit them in the summertime because the zaguán felt like my own secret garden.

  18. Just imagine the extra efford that an architect puts to create the circumstances for a tree to grow indoors, imagine them guessing the hapiness that it will evoke to the residents. It must be a sensitive person for sure, can’t but smile whenever I see such small moves of love and intention. Thank you for making this tour girls :)

  19. Fantastic interview. Is it just her, or is this tour ten times more interesting than the other house tours? makes me miss Mexico so much, such a fascinating country. Could you share what neighbourhood she lives in ?

    • ABBY says...

      Hi! We lived in Lomas de Chapultepec! I loved the big old trees that lined the streets.

  20. Shena says...

    Beautiful! So inspiring. The garden posts are perfection and I want to go and get some and line them up with flowers and bushes in just the same way. I am in love with the floors and that triangle part of the floor is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Katie Anderson says...

    I grew up on the Texas/Mexico border & this house tour brought me so much joy. Reminds me of my childhood where everyone went so hard on birthday parties – especially for a first birthday. Ponies, giant piñatas & chili covered candy were absolutely the norm. I still stock up on Mexican candy whenever I can find it :)

  22. Ashley Gillespie says...

    Aww man! I was seriously hoping for a picture of THE TREE!!! Beautiful home!

  23. Hope says...

    I wish I could see a better picture of the tree indoors!
    I love this post!

  24. Nina says...

    Beautiful.

  25. tracy says...

    I love this post. Makes me more intent on my own future life abroad somewhere (and I’ve always wanted it to be Mexico).

  26. JennP says...

    This––by far!––is my favorite home tour, not just for the house and Abby’s design aesthetic (which are lovely), but for her lens of seeing, her way of articulating the cultural beauty of Mexico City and its connection to her life. Thank you for sharing!

  27. shopgirl, eu says...

    Wooden frames!! :-))

  28. Rebecca says...

    I am embarrassed by the overwhelming feeling of jealousy this post evoked in me! I have a fulfilling career as a public defender but my one lingering regret is not following a path that might let me have this kind of experience with my family. Love this home and Abby’s thoughts on Mexico City and, especially, the story about her grandmother – what cool women!

  29. This is fabulous, I wish that I could have the same home in my near future.Imagine a fresh sun shine in this house what a moment would it be.

  30. maggie says...

    The best house tour ever. When I toured Frida Kahlo’s house I knew what my dream house would be. A house built around a garden. Imagine your backyard surrounded by your house! Wanna go to the bedroom, take the shortcut thru the backyard!

  31. Love the suitcases full of Ikea items. My husband and I live in Rwanda and brought back a grill in our suitcases (in parts, spread across a few) this summer!

  32. Abby says...

    It’s official: I need more colour in my life!
    This house tour made me so happy and I especially loved the Ikea mix with proper artisan furniture as well as the great DIY ideas for art work. Wonderful house tour!

  33. CG says...

    This is the home tour that made me wish a floor plan and layout is part of the article!

  34. Savannah says...

    What an exciting adventure! Is there a link for her bed? I love how simple it is!

    • ABBY says...

      Hi Savannah!

      The bed is from Modernica in L.A. — it’s calked the Case Study bed. We’ve had it for over a decade and still love it. They also sell a wonderful sofa/daybed style!

  35. gfy says...

    Wow, this may be my favorite so far. So clean, spacious and exuberant yet restrained. Her use of color and eye for composition is amazing. And it looks amazing outside as well! Really love this home!

  36. Syd says...

    Yes!!! Abby Clawson Low CDMX house tour! Always, always take in ever millimeter of her Instagram posts, admiring and gleaning as much as I can about her fantastic taste! Effortlessly curated and full-of-life but not cluttered. Thank you for this beautiful post. 🙌🏻

  37. Em C says...

    I LOVED this home tour and getting to daydream about Mexico City. I volunteered in rural Mexico for two months after I graduated college in 2005 and spent a week exploring the DF beforehand. I think I’ve convinced some friends to head back there with me in November which would be my first time returning!

    I also loved the story about your grandmother and the Pom Poms…sounds like she was way ahead of her time.

  38. Christine says...

    This is my favorite house tour so far! I love the bright colors and relaxed, liveable vibe. It’s also so nice to see affordable ikea pieces mixed in with beautiful custom pieces. Simply gorgeous!

    • ABBY says...

      Wow! Thank you. I’m now trying to figure out where everything goes in our Dallas home — should be fun!

  39. I love the lightness and airiness of this home. Something about it makes me feel good, even if all I could do is to look at the photos lol

  40. Melo says...

    To paraphrase Anne of Green Gables – If one cannot live in one’s dream home, the knowledge that a bosom friend is living in it is just as good :) What a beautiful, serenity-inducing home!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a sweet comment!

    • ABBY says...

      So kind! Thank you. We sure loved living in it. xo

  41. The house is beautiful, but I loved the story of your grandmother doing a semester abroad in Mexico in the 1930s and then going back every summer for 50 years to visit friends! Wow, what a woman. :)

    • ABBY says...

      She was an incredible woman and so ahead of her time. I just wish I could’ve asked her more questions about her Mexico travels before she passed away.

    • Claire says...

      makes me think how I hear this sentiment so often- wishing one had taken the time to get to know one’s older family members better. I am trying to do that with my parents, who are both in their 80’s and relatively healthy. My dad willingly sat down and wrote out a lot of info about his life, but my mom is more of a verbal person. I have still so many questions, not only about their paths and experiences, but about the era and places they lived in.

  42. Heather says...

    As a neutral loving gal, Abby’s home makes me rethink EVERYTHING! It’s so vibrant and cheerful. Her use of color is perfection! Love it!!

  43. Question on the bed with the red throw – it looks like there’s a duvet, but maybe not? Is it just a fitted sheet with the comforter folded neatly at the foot of the bed? I’m kind of obsessed with the minimalism of that, if it is.

  44. attygreen13 says...

    Love this! And welcome to Dallas! ;) Always wanted to blow up and frame my iPhone pix – do you have a service you love for the enlargements? Thanks so much for sharing your home!

    • Mallery says...

      I would totally be interested to know where you blow up your images as well!

  45. Thuy says...

    Love everything about this house, especially the kids shelving. Any idea where the wooden frame/shadow boxes are from? Thanks!

    • ABBY says...

      Hi Thuy!

      The deep frames on the kids’ book shelves are from SWING DESIGN! I’ve purchased them from their website and from Amazon.com. I love how they stand on their own.

  46. Simone says...

    Is it possible to find out where she found the large frame for the bedroom photo? Love this home and how it embrace the beauty of Mexico City!

    • ABBY says...

      Hi Simone! The frame was custom made. The framing here is quite inexpensive (for wood frames!). So I actually had *everything* I had been saving for years framed while we were there. Now I have a ton of framed art and nowhere to put it ;)

      A similar frame would be the Ikea RIBBA in white. Although, I haven’t looked for it since before our move three years ago, so I’m not certain if it’s still available?

    • R says...

      Yes, the RIBBA is still available! I actually just purchased one last weekend :) Great value for such a large frame!

  47. Laura says...

    My favorite house tour yet! I’d love to know where Abby frames the photos and DIY art- is is just stuck in an IKEA frame, or are they professionally done?

    • ABBY says...

      Framing is very inexpensive in Mexico (at least the frame styles I like were) so I had these custom framed in a wood frame that was *identical* to the Ikea white RIBBA frames.

  48. ABBY CLAWSON LOW says...

    MEGAN: The shelves are the ALGOT shelves from Ikea. I actually just purchased them here in Dallas for our new home. They are usually in the closet shelving area of the store! But to buy them you’ll need to go in to the big “Raiders of the Lost Ark” warehouse area to pick up the parts. Good luck! We’ve used the ALGOT shelves in three houses so far!

    • Megan says...

      Thank you, Abby!!

  49. Megan says...

    Any IKEA experts with tips on which shelves she purchased? I’m looking now and it seems to be a custom configuration which is challenging my spatial cognition ;)…

    • ABBY says...

      Hi Megan! The shelves are the ALGOT shelves from Ikea. Funny you should ask—I actually just purchased them (yesterday) here in Dallas for our new home. They are usually in the closet shelving area of the store! But to buy them you’ll need to go in to the big “Raiders of the Lost Ark” warehouse area to pick up the parts. Good luck! We’ve used the ALGOT shelves in three houses so far!

  50. Anna says...

    Thanks so much for this! I live in Mexico, and it always warms my heart to see it portrayed in a positive light.

  51. Alex says...

    Holy cow this place is a dream! I’m so inspired by the colorful DIY paper art. I almost cried towards the end knowing they had to re-locate to Dallas.

  52. Claire says...

    Nice space! love the custom made woven chairs and that antique mirror.

  53. Ali says...

    Haha, I just went to IKEA here in France. Mostly the same as the US IKEA, but many people had wine with their Swedish meatball lunch, a dessert, and a carafe d’eau (with a filling station nearby).

  54. Haha, I just went to IKEA here in France. Most is the same as the US IKEA, but many people had wine with their Swedish meatball lunch, a dessert, and a carafe d’eau (with a filling station nearby).

  55. Courtney says...

    I recently went to a restaurant in Mexico City that had a tree growing inside, through the roof of the structure, and the interior was covered in plants. The whole thing was alive and beautiful. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. For the life of me, I can’t remember the name, but it was in the Roma Norte neighborhood (couldn’t have been too far from where Cordoba meets Colima). I’m definitely going to try to go back next time I’m in Mexico City. Does anyone who’s spent time in the area know the name of this restaurant?

    Also, I’ve noticed wherever I go in Mexico, design and architecture is just incredible and creative. This was so neat to see!

    • gabrielle says...

      Was it Rosetta? Giant tree inside, super high ceilings, stunning!

    • Alison says...

      There are trees in Rosetta, but not 100% if this fits your description. There were really trees everywhere in buildings when I visited! I think the most beautiful one I saw was growing in a book store in the Chapultepec park. Swoon!

    • Paola says...

      Rosetta maybe?
      Really good! Colima 166

    • ABBY says...

      I agree with Gabrielle, Alison, and Paola! I think it must have been Rosetta — the only other restaurant I can think of like that would be in the historic center “Azul Histórico” but it’s obviously not in Roma ;) But it is also very good!

    • courtney says...

      Ah, it wasn’t Rosetta, but that place is beautiful! This place felt really hip and a little less upscale than Rosetta. I do like that trees indoors seems to be a theme around there!

    • Lily says...

      It was probably Casa Purveyor, which has several restaurants inside including Dulcinea, the ceiling is glass and there’s a huge tree in the middle of the place. It’s Tabasco between Morelia and Frontera, in Roma Norte :)

  56. Katie says...

    I studied abroad in Mexico and reading about scorpions made me smile! (If one can possibly smile about scorpions…) I very quickly had to learn how to tell my señora and host brothers “help! there’s a scorpion in my room-please kill it!” :)

  57. Andrea H says...

    This was like a motherhood around the world and house tour combined! win win!

  58. Amy S. says...

    The styling of those shelves in the boy’s room is SO GOOD!

  59. So gorgeous! I’m headed to CDMX at the end of the month. Would love any CoJ recs. I’ll def. be visiting Casa Gilardi now!

    • ABBY says...

      Hi Maia!

      If you comb through my Instagram @abbyclawsonlow or through this #thisismexicocity you could come up with a good list of things to see and do. Unfortunately, my guide book doesn’t come out until Oct 2nd!

      Maybe pick up the book after your trip as a way to remember the city in its full, glorious color!

  60. Roxana says...

    LOVE this home! LOVE. Perfect balance of color and chill.

    Their NJ house was right up my alley, too. I’m all about primary colors.

    Also, I love her philosophy on kids and toys. We have three kiddos in a 2 bedroom condo and we’re drowning in toys and the anxiety of keeping them organized and our home “clean” :(. Too much stuff!

    Anyway, beautiful home! Thank you for sharing!

  61. Lindsay says...

    Always love the home tours!

    Also, I really enjoyed listening to Lucy on the Goop podcast. It was so nice to hear that she’s in a good place in her life after all that she’s experienced.

  62. TB says...

    Favorite house tour ever! This was a fun read. My husband and I are making a move to Bangalore soon and I am thinking through the “what to bring”, furnished vs. unfurnished, as the apartments/villas are appreciably larger than ours in NYC. You have managed to let your full personality shine through which I am learning is hard to do.

  63. Justine says...

    I would love for Abby to do a City Guide for Mexico City!!

  64. Maggie says...

    This is my favorite one!! I love the mixture of affordable brands, local stuff, and homemade. And the COLOR! And the light.

  65. AnuK says...

    Beautiful home. I kept scrolling, hoping to see a picture of the whole tree. Would love to see it.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll see if we can find one!

    • AnuK says...

      Thanks, Joanna! So beautiful! I’m sure they must miss this home so much.

  66. LOR says...

    We just went to Mexico City in March and loved it. What part of town is this in? Also, is this the reason the A cup of Jo team flew down to Mexico City earlier this year?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, the team went for a couple reasons, including this house tour!

  67. Sandra says...

    I have enjoyed Motherhood around the World, but I would love to see a “Motherhood around the Country” series featuring people in different areas in the U.S. and especially families of different socioeconomic levels. I am always curious about how other people in the U.S. live. Recently we went to Catalina Island and our tour driver told us his son just graduated from the K-12 school there with only 30something people in his graduating class. Growing up on an island is just fascinating to me, and I really wanted to learn more about what that was like. And when we were near Laguna Beach we saw kids in YMCA summer camp at the ocean, which blew my midwestern mind. There were even pretty young kids taking paddle board lessons. Also, when I drive through very wealthy or very poor areas I wonder what it is like to raise a family there. Just a suggestion!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that would be really fascinating. thanks for the suggestion!

    • Jackie says...

      Would also love this!

    • Katie Larissa says...

      Yes! Yes! I agree with Sandra!

    • Jeanne says...

      Your comment made me smile. It’s traditional for kids along the coast here to participate in their city’s Junior Lifeguards program, with the culmination being a thrilling jump from the municipal pier. I thought you might like to look at Newport Beach Elementary School, one of the few (only?) schools in the country whose playground is actually on the beach.

      https://ocmomblog.com/guide-visiting-newport-elementary-beach-playground/
      https://newport.schoolloop.com/

  68. Sarah says...

    this is incredible and so transportive – thank you!!

  69. Aw, shucks! I was hoping to see a straight shot of that tree!!!

  70. Elizabeth says...

    I would love to know where I can get an iphone photo blown up and framed that large! Any recommendations?

    • Kay says...

      Costco!

    • Courtney P says...

      Parabo Press does engineer prints!

    • Emma says...

      Are you guys taking the pics at certain specs or using a special app? I feel like mine get crazy pixelated even at 6×4!

    • diana k says...

      kinkos and staples are great! or any local print shop. I usually find a cheap frame first and blow up the picture to fit (frames can be so expensive- I have the best luck finding them put out on trash days though)

  71. E says...

    A move there is likely for our family in the upcoming year as well , for a job in which my husband already spends 2 weeks a month . This encourages me! I’ve been discouraged about it since we have teens and I don’t want to uproot them.

    • Courtney says...

      E, Mexico City is SO vibrant and warm and beautiful. The food is amazing. The city parks are creative and full of art and life. I know it’s hard to move away, especially for young people, but it really is a fun city. I hope you end up loving it!

    • anne says...

      Exciting!!!

  72. Kathryn says...

    Lovely and comfortable. Life and vibrancy is jumping out of the photos.

  73. SN says...

    Beautiful home and cool to see a style translated into different houses. LOVE how many amazing pieces she has worked into her home from local markets. I would fly back to Mexico City tomorrow to buy the dozens of amazing things for my home that I didn’t buy when I visited earlier this year…

  74. Heather says...

    WOW wow wow wow WOW this might be my favorite home tour ever. Just gorgeous. I am googling flights to Mexico City right now.

    Also I have serious shivers over the scorpion in the hairdryer story…..!!!!