Must-see Design in Mexico City
Niche’s Principal Designer, Jennifer, just returned from an inspiring trip to Mexico City last week! The city’s art and interior design scene is a reflection of its diverse history, blending modern and traditional elements to create unique and inspiring spaces. One of the most striking features of Mexico City’s art scene is its street art. Walking through the city, you will encounter colorful murals, graffiti, and installations that reflect the city’s social and political climate. Artists like Smithe, Saner, and Paola Delfin have gained international recognition for their work, which blends traditional Mexican imagery with contemporary street art techniques.
In addition to street art, Mexico City has a thriving gallery scene. The city is home to a number of museums and galleries, including the iconic Museo Frida Kahlo, which showcases the life and work of the legendary Mexican artist. Other notable galleries include the Galería OMR, which features contemporary art by Mexican and international artists, and the Museo Tamayo, which specializes in modern and contemporary art.
Mexico City is also known for its interior design scene, which combines modern and traditional elements to create stylish and functional spaces. Many designers in the city draw inspiration from Mexican culture, incorporating bright colors, intricate patterns, natural materials and plants into their designs. The city’s design district, located in the Polanco neighborhood, is home to a number of high-end furniture and design stores, as well as boutique shops and galleries.
Jennifer met some incredible artists, designers, shop owners and enjoyed the culinary and visual delights of this vibrant city. La Roma and La Condesa neighborhoods were at the top of her list for strolling the city and finding unique shops and cafes. We curated some of her favorite style worthy spots to help you plan your next trip, ranging from restaurants to art galleries and home decor boutiques.
AGO Projects is a contemporary art gallery featuring a range of works designed by local and international artists, including hand cast bronze stools, painted ceramics, statement lighting and accessories. Visiting this gallery is a visual treat and not to be missed!
Mooni Art Gallery represents a wide variety of emerging Mexican artists – every inch of their gallery is packed with paintings, works on paper, collage and photography. Be sure to stop here if you are looking to add an original art piece to your collection.
Esperanza Home is a beautifully curated home decor boutique specializing in handmade textiles, ceramics and glassware from Mexican and Guatemalan artists. Some of Jennifer’s favorite products were robes crafted of rescued Guatemalan textiles from traditional dresses as well as tablecloths and bed coverlets woven from cotton.
According to Jennifer, the restaurants and bars in Mexico City were just as visually inspiring as the architecture and art galleries! Two highlights include Ling Ling restaurant, which sits on the top of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and has expansive views of Mexico City in every direction. The interiors are just as dramatic as the views, with double height ceilings, trees and greenery throughout and a large scale mural in the main dining room. Blanco de Colima just might have been the favorite, with a sophisticated blend of modern interiors with traditional architectural details and more than one swanky bar.