Betsey Johnson's Mexican Casita

31/08/2010 19:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

Betsey Johnson Mexico House

In love with Mexico's laid-back culture, Betsey Johnson snapped up a former hotel while on vacation and turned it into a colorful casa. Photo: Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zihua Division

Betsey Johnson turns decorator to create a Mexican dream house decked out in her signature style

Known for her fun and flirty fashions, the decor of Betsey Johnson's beach house along the Mexican Riviera is just as playful as her designs. Located about half an hour from Ixtapa near Barra de Potosi, a tiny fishing village, the house is decked out in fuschia, turquoise and apple-green chartreuse paint, and wildly patterned fabrics. The colorful house is named Betseyville, which is also the name of her accessories line.

Betsey Johnson's house in Mexico

Palapa huts meets turquoise at Betseyville in Mexico. Photo: Indagare

Johnson bought the property, a former hotel, while on vacation in Mexico in 2003. Later, when she wasn't enjoying this luscious, tropical pad herself, she rented Betseyville out by the week for $7,500 (£4,795). Now the four-bedroom, six-bath compound is up for sale; Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zuhua Division is listing it for $600,000 (£383,600).

Betsey Johnson's house in MexicoEven the pool has style with a palm tree growing in the centre! Photo: Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zihua Division

An unusual grouping of five palapas (thatched huts), the property is full of nooks and crannies to relax. Lush, tropical gardens surround two pools (one designed for swimming laps) and a terrace.

Betsey Johnson's house in MexicoBetsey Johnson's taste for over-the-top patterns is on display here. Photo: Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zihua Division

Four of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and all are decorated in full Betsey style. For example, the swanky chandelier, chartreuse walls, floral-patterned curtains and black and white tiled floor seen here are a reflection of Betsey Johnson's apparel and accessories lines.

Betsey Johnson's house in MexicoA bubble gum pink room is tempered with white linens and wicker furnishings. Photo: Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zihua Division

If there were any doubts about Betsey Johnson's favorite colors, this pretty-in-pink bedroom reveals that she loves all shades of rose. Mosquito nets above the beds are both a decorative and practical touch.

Betsey Johnson's house in MexicoThis daring dining room is screaming for a dinner party. Photo: Prudential California Realty Ixtapa-Zihua Division

In addition to sleeping quarters, there are two kitchens and a fiesta-worthy dining room. Betsey's penchant for pink even extends to the dining chairs! The entire property is gated, which might come in handy for its future owner who may encounter fashion-crazed gawkers trying to get a glimpse of Betsey within.


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