Wall Wednesday: Themes at Santa Fe
The Santa Fe home on Camino Haciendas is a testament to the culture, landscape, and history of Santa Fe. Every detail of this home was thoughtfully considered, down to the name of certain paint colors! Today, let’s take a look at the art and memorable wall coverings of our client’s home.
The Lobo Room
The Lobo Room, one of the home’s guest bedrooms, is very symbolic. Our client is an alum of the University of New Mexico and their mascot is a gray wolf known as “El Lobo”. This particular breed of wolf is native to the Santa Fe area and is deeply ingrained in the culture there. The guest bedroom pays homage to this culturally important animal, as well as our client’s alma mater.
The room’s color palette is inspired by the lobo’s distinct gray and white fur. Touches of red elevate these neutral colors, reflecting the setting sun and our client’s time in college. A bold Fabricut wallcovering evokes memories of the traditional Native American drawings of wolves. The combination creates a beautiful focal point in this guest bedroom.
Phillips Collection Rhythm Reborn
Whether it’s a personal connection to the artist or the story behind the piece, art brings life and personality to a room. During a recent trip to High Point Market, we had the opportunity to view an exhibit created by The Enrichment Center of Winston-Salem. The Enrichment Center assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with self efficacy training, job applications, and understanding their power as individuals. Twice a year, the center provides materials for them to interpret through their own lenses. Phillips Collection partners with The Center to support the art effort and sell the pieces through their showroom.
We selected the Rhythm Reborn piece for our client’s home because of its background and colorful nature! The collection is a study of African patterns in textiles and culture using reclaimed oil drums as the canvas. After seeing these inspiring artistic circles, we knew they would be the perfect piece for our client’s Santa Fe home.
The Sunset Room
The Sunset Room, featured in Apartment Therapy, is another of the home’s guest bedrooms. It was perked up with this sunny shade called Brittlebrush. There are so many reasons why we selected the bright Sherwin Williams SW-6684 shade for this room. First, brittlebush plants grow wild in the American southwest. The landscape and culture of Santa Fe is essential to the interior design of the home. Incorporating a paint color named after a native plant was intentional and brought provenance to the interior.
We also selected the color because of the psychology behind it. Yellow is said to symbolize optimism and bring joy. We wanted to bring in a vibrant, cheerful color into the design without overwhelming the room. Imitating a rising sun in an equally sunny shade accomplished just that.
When working with bright hues, less is more. We recommend painting only portions of a room for maximum effect. Mimicking a wainscoting height is a great option and prevents color overload.
Camino Haciendas Santa Fe Final Reveal
The story of how we designed this Camino Haciendas home is coming to a close. After diving into our design inspiration, detailing how we sourced the pieces, and unveiling the home’s beautiful wallcoverings, it’s time for the full reveal. The result truly embodies the history, culture, and landscape of Santa Fe while honoring our client’s connection to this picturesque city.