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