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The design work of Worldstudio International has been recognized in books and periodicals both in the United States and Mexico.

Hacienda Courtyards by Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr
Photography by Karen Witynski
2007, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
"Today, architects and designers are drawing inspiration from hacienda architecture to create imaginative, secluded spaces. Hacienda Courtyards takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of gracious outdoor living areas, from the Yucatán's colonial estates to the centuries-old homes and haciendas of Morelia, Alamos and Oaxaca. . . ." 

"Impeccable Restoration" by Mari Carmen Nuño
Photography by Eduardo Cervantes Pérez
ELLE Decoración, September, 2007
"Through extensive investigation and arduous work, the owners of this 150-year-old grand home in Mérida's historic center achieved a restoration as impeccable as the White City herself."

Mexicocina, by Betsy McNair
Photography by Melba Levick
2006, Chronicle Books
"Mexicocinas is an insider's tour of the kitchens of Mexico – from private homes and haciendas, to museums, inns and cooking schools." View at

Hacienda Style by Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr
Photography by Karen Witynski
2007, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
"With a vast architectural heritage spanning four centuries, Mexican haciendas express a rugged romantic beauty whose arcaded silhouettes, rich colors and natural textures are an ever-increasing influence for architects and designers worldwide. Hacienda Style heralds the grandeur of Mexico's colonial treasures and reveals the innovations sparking their revived roles and new interpretations." View at

"Postcards from the Past", by Judith Fein
Hemispheres published by United Airlines, May, 2008

"In our time, having bare floors, poured concrete walls, and white fluorescent lighting—a SoHo or warehouse gallery that’s minimalist—is what we’re used to, but that would be completely alien to a mid-19th century person. So it took quite a while to find the proper belle époque manse in Mérida and then restore it. The results were worth the wait. The client and designers have brought the mansion back to life, preserving its 18-foot ceilings, original paste tile floors, tropical-wood doors with etched-glass panels, antique crystal chandeliers, exterior fountain, and garden." Read more

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