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Ignacia Guest House is set in a restored 1913 mansion in Mexico City, and is named in memory of Mrs Ignacia, the former housekeeper. Her personality as well as details from her life have informed the creative concept, from the chromatic palette and garden space to the intimacy of the spaces. Moldings, plasterwork and historical finishes were restored while window frames, wood floors and original doors were preserved. The historic building includes a reception, library, dining room, kitchen and the Black Guest Room, all using the concept of the colour nude. A new building houses the Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow Guest Rooms, which are vertically arranged around a central patio. The furniture creates a dialogue between the past, modernism and contemporaneity with some iconic design pieces included. The spaces are also complemented with contemporary design pieces and pottery from Guerrero.