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This Colorful Furniture Collection Makes Us Want to Throw a Fiesta

It’s no doubt that Mexican culture has seriously fun and colorful traditions. And if you’ve ever been to a party in Mexico, you know this country sure knows how to throw a fiesta. Plus, it’s the original home of the piñata, the margarita and our favorite chip dip, guacamole. But one of the lesser known traditions of Mexico is their use of masks. And young designer Ana Jimenez is bringing them to your living space in the form of playful art-like furniture.

The talented Mexican designer created a five piece furniture collection inspired by bright, colorful face coverings that are used as costume in dances and ceremonies. Because they’re traditionally made of wood, Ana felt it was perfectly appropriate to follow suit.

Each exaggerated furnishing represents a different iconic mask and the cultural beliefs surrounding it. The most common masks in Mexican culture depict a devil and an old man. As you probably guessed, the devil represents evil — but it also brings amusement and humor. The old man mask is another representation of entertainment and also symbolizes the elders of the village. These are just two of the masks that Ana chose to transform into quirky furniture pieces. Scroll down to check out the five furnishings and their personalities.

The Double Face: As its name suggests, the Double Face has a persona that represents both good and evil. The good is represented by the unpainted drawers that open as most drawers do (horizontal to the ground) and stable left legs. The evil shows face by way of the neon green paint, the irregular legs up in the air and a diagonal drawer at the top.

The Drunk Lady: Is it just us or does this actually look a little like someone we saw stumbling around Saturday night?! From the lopsided paint job to the irregular shaped hardware, the dresser personifies an inebriated person. The funny-looking base even allows you to rock the piece from side-to-side.

The Devil: Just like in traditional culture, the devil is a prankster with his hands in the air. The shape and nature of the piece is meant to trick the innocent.

The Buffoon: As you can tell by the fun shape of this set of drawers, this one’s the life of the party, dancing and joking around with the kids and the ladies.

The Old Man: With droopy arms and slanted wood pieces, the old man is a bit hunched but can out-dance anyone. And hey, isn’t the same true for everyones’ grandpa?

Ana Jimenez’s designs reflect her Mexican heritage but also have an international influence, as she’s studied in Mexico, Switzerland, Italy and London. The cultural collage is clear in this collection, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Right now the piece are in their concept phase, but we’re crossing our fingers that they become available in stores, because frankly, they’d make a fine addition to our color blocked interior.

Which personality do you think translates the best? Let us know in the comments below!

(h/t Designboom)

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*