Colourful Inspiration from Gorgeous Mexico

We went temporarily blind from the colours. Image courtesy of

Team EMME Design is feeling fresh and rejuvenated after a quick jaunt down to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where we were fuelled by sunshine and margaritas for a blissful seven days. Before you hate us, please note that we had all four of our children in tow. This means they outnumbered us by 100 percent. MATH. 

The children were given their choice of any souvenir they wanted. Three year old Everley insisted on one of these. She's so emo.  

But still. It was beyond fabulous and we're feeling inspired. Because even though this winter in Toronto has been undeniably tolerable, it's still winter. In Toronto. Which means a consistent palette of grey, brown and even more grey. Playa, by comparison, is such a riot of colour and texture that when the sun rose on our first day we all went blind for a second. As our eyes adjusted and our brains caught up we are all like, WHOA, REMEMBER COLOURS? 

COLOURS! Image courtesy of

Wish I could say we took these photos ourselves but we were too busy eating ceviche and smiling. Instead, we came home, put our tanned noses to the grindstone and hunted down a sliver of the sights we were super inspired by so we could share them with you.

Our fave souvenir and textiles shop on 5th Ave. Elana went in here 3,457 times. Mia is still kicking herself for not coming home with one of those leather and hand embroidered tote bags. Guess we'll have to go back. Image courtesy of

Amazing swim up rooms that we absolutely did not stay in but did walk over to gawk at. Image courtesy of Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen

This other amazing space that we did not stay in. Or even see IRL. BUT THOSE TILES THOUGH. And view. And OMG all of it. Image courtesy of

One more gratuitous beach shot for the road. Image courtesy of 

Feel like adding some colour to your home to help chase off the winter doldrums? It can be difficult to know where to start, what colours to choose and how much is too much. Never fear, we've got our colour decks in hand and we are ready to help! 

Contact us today.