Stories

Nicholas Cage once said that, “every great story begins with a snake.” We asked around, and with the notable exception of a five-foot long, slightly frazzled king snake in an electrical junction box, the stories clients tell through our design seem rarely to involve anything remotely cold blooded. Instead, they begin with a desire to create something new and extraordinary, and resonate throughout with passion, conviction, and authenticity. These aren’t our stories, but boy, do we like helping tell them. Snakes or no snakes.

CRAFTED SERENITY

A pied-a-terre designed for an architect and artist as a quiet retreat, celebrates craftsmanship and subtle detail. The owner-designed and built home provides an elegant, authentic backdrop to soothing tones and textures evoking tranquility and escape from the every-day. Layered area carpets and wispy textural window coverings complement the sinuous curves of the furniture, and … Continued

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REJUVENATED BELOVED

Housed in an historically important 1880s bungalow, this Santa Fe institution is transformed and updated through a design that celebrates the restaurant’s rich culinary traditions, embraces its many long term patrons and ever growing list of fans, and honors an unwavering commitment to its community. A fresh and crisp palette of creamy whites, with touches … Continued

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ART (IN)FUSION

A provocative art collection and an adventurous, discerning Colorado native called for heightened attention to detail and avant-garde thinking to create this colorful, fanciful home. Western references such as the hair-on-hide sofa, Native American textiles, a custom chandelier hovering over a live-edge walnut dining table, bookended by leather Smoke chairs, speaks to the client’s western … Continued

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HANDMADE HISTORY

A fourth-generation New Mexico family owned bulwark of Santa Fe’s hospitality community is updated and reinvigorated with a design that pays homage to the history of the hotel and its community, while providing the comfort and understated luxury its guests demand. Handcrafted furniture and finishes, playing with and honoring Native, Mexican, and Spanish artistic styles … Continued

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Balancing Act

An existing collection of exquisite antiques and traditional styling meets contemporary art and of-the-moment textures, resulting in a warm and seamless experience evoking old world and new in this Betty Stewart style eastside Santa Fe home. Granny Smith apples + Red Zebra stripes + 19C Italian armoire + Rough-hewn tree trunks = one killer look … Continued

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TIMELESS WELL-BEING

A beautiful Italianate building—a hospital for most of its century-long life—is remade into a bespoke and utterly contemporary hotel where an historic sense of well-being infuses every aspect of its experience and design. The hotel’s storied life is reflected in the textures, patterns, colors, and compositions that make up its public spaces. Fundamentals that harken back to the … Continued

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Mountain Textures

In the stunning foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a Territorial-style home unfolds into a unique story of its owners’ love of the Southwest, of light, and of color. Hand-knotted rugs weave color into every room, serving as both inspiration and foundation for the rest of the design, all of which embraces the shimmering … Continued

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MOUNTAIN RESPITE

A high-end RV resort in a mountain valley embraces a sophisticated take on regionalism for a fresh lodge look. A pervasive and contemporary sense of place derives from a color palette founded in the woods and meadows surrounding the park, combined with patterns and textures evoking bison, tepees, and local botanicals. The typical heaviness often … Continued

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INSPIRING KITCHENS & BATHS

Many home renovation projects begin with a bath or kitchen remodel. These rooms are not only among the most used in the house and often the places where personality and utility most powerfully overlap, but they are also the best investments in a home’s future value. Getting a kitchen or a bath to work well—and … Continued

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LA VIEW DU VIN IN
NEW MEXICO

An underwhelming tasting room for a highly respected local winemaker is remade into an open and warm celebration of wine, wine culture, and the brand’s peerless history. Supporting the vineyard’s story of French roots and American dreams, the new design features vintage viticulture equipment, family photos spanning 50 years, plastered walls, reclaimed wood, antlers and … Continued

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CONTEMPORARY
NEW MEXICAN, REDUX

We first worked on this house and its interiors a half-dozen years ago. Since then, elements of the owners’ lives and tastes have changed, and we recently returned to reshape the design and embrace anew their underlying story. The interior and the exterior now flow seamlessly one into the other, anchored by buckskin-colored large format … Continued

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A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY, REDESIGNED

A revered prep school in the Santa Fe foothills finds its spirit of innovation and engagement reinterpreted and strengthened through newly designed classrooms full of color, custom learning features, and a demonstrable commitment to the environment. Colors and textures mesh seamlessly with locally designed and built furniture to create learning spaces customized for their teachers, … Continued

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