The first study abroad program I attended was in Cuernavaca, Mexico. While I lived in Cuernavaca, I was fascinated by the Mexican tile. It's utilized in every room in warmer climates to keep the house cool. It led to a life long love of intricate tile patterns and indoor/outdoor living. Although I'm partial to blue tile, I love the floor featured above. The neutral colors compliment the decor and add an elegant design element.