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Up to Date Real Estate Abril - April 2018


No. 344 • Año 19

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Esa locura llamada Marina Vallarta That madness called MarinaVallarta



By Diego Arrazola

ras su creación en los años 90, Marina Vallarta es uno de los detonadores del desarrollo y modernización del Puerto Vallarta actual. Luego de la gran exposición que le dio la película La Noche de la Iguana, en 1964, la ciudad requería dejar atrás la imagen de pueblito soleado, bello, pero un poco aburrido. Había que pasar de lo típico y pintoresco a lo moderno. Producto de la visión de José y Jorge Martínez Güitrón, cabezas de Sidek-Situr, de Guadalajara, la Marina transformó el turismo de la ciudad y quizá del país. Lo que era un estero solitario, infestado de moscos y cocodrilos, con hermosas playas, se convirtió en promotor de una nueva ola de crecimiento y moder-

fter its creation in the 90s, Marina Vallarta is one of the detonators of the development and modernization of the current Puerto Vallarta. After the great exhibition that gave it the movie The Night of the Iguana, in 1964, the city required leaving behind the image of a sunny, beautiful town, but a little boring. It had to change from the typical and picturesque to the modern. Product of the vision of José and Jorge Martínez Güitrón, heads of Sidek-Situr, from Guadalajara, La Marina transformed the tourism of the city and perhaps of the country. What was a solitary estuary, infested with mosquitoes and crocodiles, with beautiful beaches, became the promoter of a new wave of growth


Por Diego Arrazola



nidad para Vallarta. Más allá de pescadores, cazadores de patos o jóvenes aventureros, muy pocos locales se aventuraban a meterse a este sitio inhóspito. A unos pasos del aeropuerto, la zona contaría con club de golf, centro comercial, canchas de tenis, escuela, iglesia, oficina de correos, residencias, condominios, hoteles de lujo, restaurantes, bares,

cafés… Por supuesto, sin olvidar su fin primario, una Marina con 500 embarcaderos para yates y embarcaciones. Uno de los testigos y protagonistas del proyecto fue el abogado Alejandro Flores Von Borstel. En abril de 1991 llegó a esta ciudad, contratado por Sidek-Situr. Procedente de Guadalajara, su misión no era nada sencilla: CONTINUA PÁGINA 54


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Guillermo Wulff en la Construcción de Puesta del Sol. and modernity for Vallarta. Beyond fishermen, duck hunters or young adventurers, very few locals ventured into this inhospitable place. A few steps from the airport, the area would have a golf club, shopping center, tennis courts, school, church, post office, residences, condominiums, luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes ... Of course, without forgetting its end primary, a Marina with 500 piers for yachts and boats. One of the witnesses and protagonists of the project was the lawyer Alejandro Flores Von Borstel. In April 1991 he arrived to this city, hired by Sidek-Situr. Coming from Guadalajara, his mission was not simple: he had to work on tax issues, trusts, administrative law, federal zones, municipal laws, relationship with the city council, for what would be an innovative and gigantic real estate and tourism development. As Legal Manager of Marina Vallarta, Alejandro saw it born. And had to circumvent many gaps in the law, complex tax issues and legal obstacles to the creation of the ambitious project, which was well ahead of its time. To cite an example: while in those days an estuary could be urbanized without any problem, now the legislation prevents it given the impact of this habitat on the environment.

A new lifestyle When La Marina opened, it offered a new and exclusive lifestyle for people from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, California ... The combination of an airport, house, private dock, sea, was very tempting for those who could take the luxury of buying a property in the area, where prices exceeded one million dollars, something unheard of for the time. It is important to note that in fact two marinas were created: the general one and a more private one, that of Isla Iguana, where houses were built to had the dock at the door (instead of a garage!). Puerto Vallarta began a new wave of growth, which allowed the creation of jobs (up to five thousand direct, plus all indirect) and the attraction of professional talent from other cities. Juicy investments arrived, such as the new hotel chains (Vidafel, Regina, Velas, Quinta Real ...) or condominium buildings (Puesta de Sol was the pioneer) that bet on the success of the Marina. No less important, was his enormous contribution to the municipal treasury. Among those who anticipated the potential of La Marina, Guillermo Wulff, builder and promoter of Vallarta since the late 50s, stood out. The legendary engineer asked José Martínez Güitrón for a CONTINUES PAGE 54

Casa #18 Punta Iguana – Puerto Vallarta 4 suites + servicio / 5.5 baños – US$2,6M

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En recuerdo a Carlos... In memory of Carlos...


l inesperado deceso de Carlos Vazquez ha dejado conmocionados a sus amigos y colegas, pero sobre todo a los que trabajaban con él, en el día a día, de una manera cercana y familiar. Carlos Vazquez Gaytan nació en Colima pero creció y vivió en Guadalajara durante muchos años hasta que decidió abrirse paso en Puerto Vallarta. En abril del 2009 formó con David Herman una sociedad constructora llamada HEVA (HE herman, VA Vazquez) que irrumpió en el mercado vallartense con su exitoso desarrollo V399 en la Zona Romántica. A partir del buen recibimiento que tuvo su primer producto, HEVA se lanzó a la construcción de V177, VAzul, VConchas Chinas y ahora en edificación VMarina y VEstrella. Fué precisamente en VEstrella cuando el pasado 12 de marzo, David Herman, Michael Yoelin y todos sus trabajadores le ofrecieron un homenaje en su regreso


al trabajo después de una penosa semana de duelo. Se les regaló a los presentes camisetas en recuerdo de Carlos.

he unexpected death of Carlos Vazquez has left his friends and colleagues shocked, but above all those who worked with him, on a daily basis, in a close and familiar way. Carlos Vazquez Gaytan was born in Colima but he grew up and lived in Guadalajara for many years until he decided to try a life in Puerto Vallarta. In April 2009 David Herman formed a construction company called HEVA (HE herman, VA Vazquez) that broke into the Vallarta market with its successful development V399 in the Zona Romantica. After the successful reception of its first product, HEVA embarked on the construction of V177, VAzul, V Conchas Chinas and now in the VMarina and VEstrella buildings. It was precisely at VEstrella that on March 12, David Herman, Michael Yoelin and all his workers offered him a tribute on his return to work after a painful week of mourning. T-shirts in memory of Carlos were presented to the present.

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105º Sail View T T imothy Real Estate Group y Meridian Global Residence ofrecieron el primer OPEN HOUSE en el nuevo desarrollo de condominio 105º Sail View y dieron la bienvenida a los profesionales inmobiliarios de la región, así como inversores extranjeros y demás invitados que acudieron en gran número.. Mas de 300 asistentes se dieron cita para conocer de primera mano las extraordinarias instalaciones del proyecto ubicado en el corazón de la muy de moda Zona Romántica y apenas a 3 cuadras de la Playa de los Muertos. 105º Sail View ofrece 53 elegantes departamentos de 1,2 y 3 recámaras, con vistas al mar, montaña y ciudad, 3 areas comunes, alberca infinity, gimnasio y muchísimo mas. Inspirados por la belleza natural de Puerto Vallarta y la rica comunidad artesanal de Jalisco, desde el instante en que uno ingresa al amplio lobby se pueden ver muebles hechos a mano, detalles arquitectónicos e instalaciones de arte. Atendidos por Pulpito 116, los invitados disfrutaron de maravillosos canapés y cócteles en el hermoso bar salón de dos pisos con vista a las montañas de la Sierra Madre ¡Felicidades por el evento y mucho éxito en las ventas!

imothy Real Estate Group and Meridian Global Residence hosted the first OPEN HOUSE at the brand new condominium development 105 Sail View and welcomed the real estate professionals of the region as well as foreign investors and many more guests More than 300 attendees gathered to see first-hand the extraordinary facilities of the project located in the heart of the trendy Zona Romantica and just 3 blocks away from Playa de los Muertos. 105º Sail View offers 53 elegant apartments of 1,2 and 3 bedrooms, with views of the sea, mountains and city, 3 common areas, infinity pool, gym and much more. Inspired by Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty and Jalisco’s rich artisan community, hand crafted furniture, architectural details and art installations can be seen from the instant one enters the expansive lobby. Catered by Pulpito 116, the 300+ guests enjoyed wonderful canapés and cocktails in the beautiful twostory indoor lounge bar overlooking the Sierra Madre Mountains. Congratulations on the event and a lot of sales success!.

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l sábado 3 marzo a partir de las 9 am dio inicio la Vallarta Real Estate Fair en su cuarta edición en la Plaza Molino de Agua. Carl Timothy y su equipo de Timothy Reas Estate Group dieron la bienvenida a todos los participantes y asistentes al evento que fue un verdadero éxito. Durante el evento se llevaron a cabo varias conferencias impartidas por expertos en las diferentes áreas y se actualizó toda la información acerca de impuestos, inmigración, seguros, hipotecas, etc. así como el reporte del mercado inmobiliario del 2017 de Puerto Vallarta y Bahia de Banderas.Las presentaciones tuvieron una gran asistencia del público interesado. Además los expositores no se dieron abasto para atender a todos los asistentes que se contaron por cientos. Amenizaron la mañana los integrantes de Colectivo Prana Entertainment, que hicieron la delicia de los asistentes con sus malabaristas y contorsionistas y la IMPV Salty Paws Orchestra con sus magníficas interpretaciones. Calurosas felicitaciones a Carl Timothy y todo su equipo que año con año se esmeran para ofrecer un evento único para el mundo inmobiliario de Puerto Vallarta.

n Saturday March 3 from 9 a.m. began the Vallarta Real Estate Fair in its fourth edition in the Plaza Molino de Agua. Carl Timothy and his team at the Timothy Real Estate Group welcomed all the participants and attendees to the event which was a real success. During the event several lectures were given by experts in different areas and all the information about taxes, immigration, insurance, mortgages, etc. was updated. as well as the report of the real estate market of 2017 of Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas. The presentations had a great attendance of the interested public. In addition, exhibitors were not able to attend to all attendees who were counted by hundreds. The members of Colectivo Prana Entertainment, who amazed all of the attendees with their jugglers and contortionists and the IMPV Salty Paws Orchestra with their magnificent inter-

pretations, entertained the morning. Warm congratulations to Carl Timothy and all his team who year after year work very hard to offer a unique event for the real estate world of Puerto Vallarta.

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Los desarrollos inmobiliarios frente a la Ley Ambiental The real estate developments before the environmental law



By Alejandro Flores Von Borstel / Ramiro Valencia uchas obligaciones leany legal obligations have Email: gales tienen que cumplir to be fulfilled by the residenlos desarrolladores resitial, condominium, hotel and denciales, condominales, hoteleros y náuticos panautical developers, in order ra proteger su inversión y al medio ambiente simultáneamente. to simultaneously protect their investment and the environment. Un buen estudio de impacto ambiental, debidamente aprobado A well done environmental impact study, properly approved by the por la Secretaria Medio Ambiente proporciona al inversionista seauthority, provides future legal security to the investors, since they will guridad legal a futuro, porque tendrá un documento que demostrara su inbear a document proving their interest to look after the natural resourterés en cuidar de los recursos naturales ubicados en su desarrollo. ces located within the development. En la resolución que autoriza este estudio se establecerán muchas In the resolution that authorizes this study, many protection measumedidas de protección en favor de las playas, dunas, la reproducción de la tortuga, man- res will be imposed in favor of the beaches, dunes, sea turtle, mangrove as well as prevengle, evitar la contaminación que genera la maquinaria pesada, entre muchas otras. Otro tion of pollution generated by machinery, among many others. importante documento es el poco conocido Another important document is the baEstudio de Cambio de Uso de suelo (ETJ). rely known Study to Change the Zoning Usualmente los terrenos que conservan Use (ETJ). Usually the land that preserves su vegetación nativa, estén o no en la zona its native vegetation -located or not in ururbana, deben contar con una autorización ban zones- must count with a special authoespecial para remover la corteza vegetal sin rization to remove the vegetation cover afectar a las numerosas especies de flora y without affecting the numerous flora speTambien a los animales que ahí viven. Asecies as well as the animals that live there. sorarse de biólogos y abogados especiaTo seek advice from biologists and specialistas es muy aconsejable. list attorneys is broadly recommended. Now, Ahora bien, aquellos que necesitan those who need to protect their beaches by proteger sus playas por medio de obras means of maritime works (breakwaters) or marítimas (espigones) o que requieren muelles, también deberán demostrar ante la se- that require docks, should prove before the Communication and Transportation Agency (SCT) cretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes que tienen concesión de zona federal marí- they count with a maritime terrestrial federal zone concession, plus that the project will not timo terrestre y además, que el proyecto no perjudicara la vida marina, un punto que harm the sea life, an item that the scientific community is constantly observing. la comunidad científica está continuamente observando. More than ever, it is of high interest to count with all these permits, since the InternaAhora más que nunca es de sumo interés contar con todos estos permisos, ya que la ban- tional Banking through their lawyers, demands the fulfillment of the Mexican Laws before ca internacional a través de sus abogados, exige el cumplimiento de las leyes mexicanas an- authorizing investments in our country. tes de autorizar las inversiones en nuestro país. Aunque la mayoría de los desarrolladores Even though most of the developers abide to the Law, there are still some that don’t, cumplen con la ley, todavía hay algunos que por desconocimiento o por mala asesoría, no perhaps for unawareness or unfortunate advice; we believe that it is possible to receive lo hacen; nosotros pensamos que sí es posible recibir inversiones, desarrollar proyectos y investments, develop projects an create jobs, at the same time as protecting our environcrear fuentes de trabajo, protegiendo al mismo tiempo nuestra herencia ambiental. mental inheritance


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había que trabajar en temas de impuestos, fideicomisos, derecho administrativo, zonas federales, leyes municipales, relación con el ayuntamiento, para lo que sería un innovador y gigantesco desarrollo inmobiliario y turístico. Como Gerente Jurídico de Marina Vallarta, Alejandro la vio nacer. Y tuvo que sortear no pocos vacíos en la ley, asuntos impositivos complejos y trabas legales para la creación del ambicioso proyecto, que estaba muy adelantado a su época. Por citar un ejemplo: mientras en esos días se podía urbanizar un estero sin problema alguno, ahora la legislación lo impide dado el impacto de este hábitat en el medio ambiente. Un nuevo estilo de vida Al abrirse la Marina, se ofrecía un nuevo y exclusivo estilo de vida para gente de la ciudad de México, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, California... La combinación aeropuerto, casa, muelle privado, mar, era muy tentadora para quienes podían darse el lujo de comprar una propiedad en la zona, donde los precios rebasaron el millón de dólares, algo inaudito para la época. Importante es anotar que de he-


cho se crearon dos marinas: la general y una más privada, la de Isla Iguana, donde se construyeron casas que tenían el muelle a la puerta (¡en vez de cochera!). Puerto Vallarta empezaba así una nueva ola de crecimiento, que permitió la creación de empleos (hasta cinco mil directos, más todos los indirectos) y la atracción de talento profesional de otras ciudades. Llegaron jugosas inversiones, como las nuevas cadenas hoteleras (Vidafel, Regina, Velas, Quinta Real…) o edificios de condominios (Puesta de Sol fue el pionero) que apostaron al éxito de la Marina. No menos importante, fue su enorme aportación al fisco municipal. Entre quienes anticiparon el potencial de la Marina destacó Guillermo Wulff, constructor y promotor de Vallarta desde fines de los años 50. Osado, el legendario ingeniero pidió a José Martínez Güitrón un lote para edificar la primera gran construcción del proyecto. Con un enganche de 10% del valor, Wulff apartó el terreno de lo que sería el condominio y club de tenis Puesta de Sol, que iba a tener --una vez concluido-- 160 departamentos y 40 locales comerciales. CONTINUA PÁGINA 56

Lic. Alejandro Flores Von Borstel. lot to build the first major construction of the project. With a down payment of 10% of the value, Wulff set aside the land of what would be the condominium and tennis club Puesta de Sol, which was to have - once completed - 160 apartments and 40 business premises.

A new Sun Preceded by his fame as an inspired builder of the Vallarta architectural style, it was not a problem for Guillermo Wulff to start the pre-sale at Puesta de Sol, his first great business triumph. The buyers believed in it and acquired practically on paper the promise of what their properties would be in the Marina. At the beginning, obviously, there was a lot of skepticism from the people: “It’s crazy to build there,” they said. But it was enough that some were encouraged to invest so that many would follow their example. Among the first customers, Elizabeth Taylor, who visited the Ma-

rina when it was just beginning to urbanize, stands out: Luis Wulff, Guillermo’s son, took the actress, who was accompanied by actor George Hamilton, to learn about the new site. When they arrived and the only thing that saw a sign and land, asked skeptical if they were going to build apartments there. Reluctant, doubtful, his friend Hamilton ended up convincing her to buy. Word of this operation soon spread, which helped to immediately sell 30 more condominiums, according to Luis. Regrettably, Taylor did not manage to inhabit her property in Puesta del Sol because soon after she got sick and never returned to Puerto Vallarta. After the successful commercialization of Puesta del Sol, Wulff would later undertake other projects in the area: Marina Sol and Marina Golf; in particular, the last one “excited” the passionate golCONTINUES PAGE 56

56 | ABRIL / APRIL 2018 | No. 344 Un nuevo sol Precedido por su fama como inspirado constructor del estilo arquitectónico vallartense, no fue problema para Guillermo Wulff iniciar la pre-venta en Puesta de Sol, su primer gran triunfo empresarial. Los compradores creían en él y adquirieron prácticamente en papel la promesa de lo que serían sus propiedades en la Marina. Al principio, obvio, hubo mucho escepticismo de la gente: “Es una locura construir ahí”, decían. Pero bastó que algunos se animaran a invertir para que muchos siguieran su ejemplo. Entre los primeros clientes, sobresale Elizabeth Taylor, quien visitó la Marina cuando apenas se empezaba a urbanizar: Luis Wulff, hijo de Guillermo, llevó a la actriz, quien iba acompañada del actor George Hamilton, a conocer el nuevo sitio. Cuando llegaron y lo único que vio un letrero y tierra, preguntó escéptica si ahí iban a construir departamentos. Reticente, dudosa, su amigo Hamilton la acabó convenciendo de comprar. Pronto se corrió la voz de esta operación, lo que ayudó a vender de inmediato 30 condominios más, según recuerda Luis. Lamentablemente, Taylor no alcanzó a ha-

bitar su propiedad en Puesta del Sol pues al poco tiempo se enfermó y nunca más volvió a Puerto Vallarta. La Marina contribuyó a un nuevo boom para la ciudad. “Puerto Vallarta se volvió a poner de moda”, afirma Alejandro Flores Von Borstel, quien observa en estos días otra ola de crecimiento para la ciudad: “Éste ya no es un pueblo chiquito y aburrido. Es una ciudad cosmopolita, segura e interesante. Están llegando muchos europeos ahora y además, vienen los millonarios e inversiones muy importantes”, anota quien llegó a principios de los 90 aquí, con una maleta y lleno de ilusiones, sin saber aún

inglés. En la actualidad, este abogado encabeza Von Borstel, SC, despacho especializado en asuntos de derecho ambiental y zona federal y marítima. Una larga travesía, para llegar a buen puerto, sin duda.

Buenas razones para ir a la Marina Cualquier lista de cosas que hacer en Puerto Vallarta, siempre incluirá visitar la Marina. Ya sea para locales o visitantes hay mucho por ver y disfrutar en el área. Se trata de un destino por sí mismo, irresistible, que cuenta con magníficos restaurantes (algunos de los mejores de la ciudad se ubican ahí), cafeterías, tiendas de helados, crepas, pizzas, mariscos, hamburguesas, así como buenos bares (incluyendo el Faro), spas, un centro comercial y su campo de golf. Tan solo vale la pena ir a caminar por el muelle y admirar los yates y embarcaciones que ahí atracan. Ver estos botes de todos tamaños y formas es un agradable espectáculo. Desde hace cuatro o cinco años se instala ahí un Farmers Market que goza de gran popularidad. A fin de atraer gente a la Marina por las tardes, se pensó en organizar algo interesante y divertido para la temporada alta. Luego de intentar con un cine al aire libre, baile de danzón y exhibición de pinturas, se les ocurrió la idea del mercado o tianguis. El resultado ha sido un éxito arrollador: de contar inicialmente con no más de 30 puestos, hoy en día se cuenta con hasta 300 vendedores. En momentos hay tantas personas caminando que apenas puede uno desplazarse entre la gente que curiosea o compra ropa, artesanías, comida, regalos… y los puestos de comida. Un largo camino ha vivido la Marina desde su creación en los años 90 hasta la actualidad. La zona es un referente para Puerto Vallarta, y le dio un impulso renovador y de modernidad. Con mucha razón, puede decirse también que este desarrollo inmobiliario pudo llegar a buen puerto en una exitosa travesía de más de dos décadas.

fer. The course, designed by Joe Finger, was one of the first in the entire Bay of Banderas area. La Marina contributed to a new boom for the city. “Puerto Vallarta became fashionable again,” says Alejandro Flores Von Borstel, who observes another wave of growth for the city these days: “This is no longer a small and boring town. It is a cosmopolitan, safe and interesting city. Many Europeans are arriving now and in addition, the millionaires and important investments are coming “, says who arrived at the beginning of the 90s here, with a suitcase and full of illusions, without even knowing English. Currently, this lawyer heads Von Borstel, SC, an office specializing in environmental law and federal and maritime matters. A long journey, to reach a good port, without a doubt.

Good reasons to go to La Marina Any list of things to do in Puerto Vallarta will always include visiting the Marina. Whether for locals or visitors there is much to see and enjoy in the area. It is a destination by itself, irresistible, that has magnificent restaurants (some of the best in the city are located there), coffee shops, ice cream shops, crepes, pizzas, seafood, hamburgers, as well as good bars (including El Faro), spas, a shopping center and its golf course. It’s just worth going for a walk along the pier and admiring the yachts and boats that dock there. Seeing these boats of all sizes and shapes is a nice spectacle. A Farmers Market has been installed there for four or five years and enjoys great popularity. In order to attract people to the Marina in the afternoons, it was thought to organize something interesting and fun for the high season. After trying an outdoor cinema, danzón dance and exhibition of paintings, they came up with the idea of ​​the market or tianguis. The result has been an overwhelming success: to have initially no more than 30 positions, today there are up to 300 vendors. In moments there are so many people walking that one can hardly move among people who browse or buy clothes, crafts, food, gifts ... and food stalls. The Marina has lived a long way since its creation in the 90s to the present. The area is a reference for Puerto Vallarta, and gave it a renewal and modernity boost. With good reason, it can also be said that this real estate development could come to fruition in a successful journey of more than two decades.

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Creando hermosos espacios con un presupuesto justo


Creating a Beautiful Space on a Budget


veces, puede ser difícil encontrar el efectivo para decorar su casa como los que ve en todos los catálogos de diseño. Es especialmente frustrante cuando le echas el ojo a una silla pretzel George Nelson que cuesta cientos de dólares, o un sofá B & B Italia que cuesta miles y sabes que solo puedes pagar por ofertas de temporada. Aun así, se puede crear una casa cálida, estéticamente agradable y única sin tener que gastar mucho dinero en mobiliario costoso. Teniendo en cuenta algunos principios, puedes transformar cualquier espacio en una casa hermosa, pulida y tranquila en la que sea un placer vivir. ¡Y no necesitas gastar un centavo!

ometimes, it can be a struggle to find the cash to decorate your home like the ones you see in all the design catalogs. It’s especially frustrating when you’ve got your eye on a George Nelson pretzel chair that costs hundreds of dollars, or a B & B Italia couch that costs thousands and you know you can only afford a Craig’s List bargain. Even so, you can create a warm, aesthetically pleasing and unique home without having to spend a lot of money on expensive furnishings. Keeping a few principles in mind you can transform any run of the mill space into a beautiful, polished, peaceful home that is a pleasure to live in. And you don’t need to spend a cent! CONTINUA PÁGINA 62


62 | ABRIL / APRIL 2018 | No. 344 cesarios o feos. Si no tienen un propósito y no les gusta la forma en que se ven, ¡regálelas! Disfruta de cómo se siente la habitación con todo ese espacio extra.



Keep it clean and clutterfree. This may sound like an odd decorating tip but it is the foundation of every successful space. Clean and sparkling can make even the most modest places feel good to hang out in. And eliminating the clutter that tends to build up over time can make a space feel organized.

Create your own art. There are few things that can elevate a home in style and personality, as art. If you can’t afford to buy a piece, try creating your own abstract piece. The beauty of it all is you can switch out the art and try something new whenever you feel like it. Say you can’t draw? The art in the photo below was created with paint chip samples!


Organize, organize, organize. A place for everything and everything in its place helps even the most modest place feel planned out. Work to optimize your room’s flow and feeling by concentrating on creating layouts that allow for a flow of traffic, while also providing areas for conversation, study, entertainment, etc.


Manténgalo limpio y libre de desorden. Esto puede parecer una sugerencia de decoración extraña, pero es la base de cada espacio exitoso. Limpio y brillante puede hacer que incluso los lugares más modestos se sientan bien para pasar el rato. Y la eliminación del desorden que tiende a acumularse con el tiempo puede hacer que el espacio se sienta organizado.


Organizar, organizar, organizar. Un lugar para todo y todo en su lugar ayuda incluso a planear el lugar más modesto. Trabaje para optimizar el flujo y la sensación de su sala, concentrándose en la creación die diseños que permitan un flujo de tráfico, a la vez que proporciona áreas de conversación, estudio, entretenimiento, etc.


Eliminar cosas. A veces, la clave de un gran espacio no es comprari y agregar cosas, ¡es restar! Eche un vistazo a su espacio para ver si hay objetos inne-


Crea tu propio arte. Hay pocas cosas que pueden elevar un hogar en estilo y personalidad, como el arte. Si no puede permitirse comprar una pieza, intente crear su propia pieza abstracta. La belleza de todo es que puedes cambiar el arte y probar algo nuevo cuando lo desees. ¿Digamos que no puedes dibujar? ¡El arte en la foto de abajo fue creado con muestras de pintura!


Enjoy the Process. Get over having a “finished” home. Embrace imperfection and enjoy the fun of keeping your eyes peeled for deals at flea markets, thrift stores, or for interesting castaways from friends. Your space will always be evolving, just as you are!


Eliminate things. Sometimes, the key to a great space is not buying and adding things — it’s subtracting! Take a second look at your space for objects that are unnecessary or ugly. If they don’t have a purpose and you don’t like the way they look, give them away! Enjoy how the room feels with all that extra space.


Disfruta el proceso. Olvídate de tener una casa “terminada”. Abraza la imperfección y disfruta de la diversión de no perder de vista ofertas en mercados de pulgas, tiendas de segunda mano o para náufragos interesantes de amigos. ¡Tu espacio siempre estará evolucionando, tal como eres!

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