We came to Merida in October 2001 from New York where we had a store in Soho. Naturemorte was on Broome Street and featured antiques from France and Mexico mixed with designer home furnishings from Spain. Josh was a textile designer who specialized in home furnishings. He was raised in San Diego and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. He attended the Art Institute Study Abroad program in San Miguel de Allende. Josh has a fine arts degree but his passion is design and architecture. In Merida Josh makes art, designs lamps and furniture. As well he designs and renovates homes. John was raised in Texas and studied art and architecture. He worked in art galleries in Houston and New York before moving to Paris. In Paris he worked as a designer for firms like Hermes, Christian Lacroix Couture & Sonia Rykiel. In 1998 John took a year off to study film at New York University. In New York John met Josh and they started making trips throughout Mexico. Both avid collectors of crafts and antiques they soon could not contain their collections and decided to open Naturemorte. On one such trip they bought a beach house on the gulf coast and the Ermita property in the colonial city of Merida. After 16 years of living in Merida we have completed more than 15 homes for ourselves and for private clients. Some of these homes and villas are available to rent for your holiday.