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Enchanting Santa Fe

Explore the Southwest style of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, from classic adobe to sleek contemporary homes to stunning floral arrangements to graphic and visual design.

prickly pear cactus
Color in Your Life: Tips from the Pros
In spring, the New Mexico landscape is spectacular. Lavender, Russian sage, purple and white lilacs, and brilliant purple irises and astors abound. Various foliage ranges in color from pale to brilliant...
Then and Now:
The Oldest House
At 215 East DeVargas Street stands the DeVargas Street House, aka The Oldest House, one of the oldest buildings in the United States. The unassuming-looking structure, with its thick adobe walls, three...
A tiny home in the mountains
Tiny Homes Are Big in Santa Fe
The world has embraced the tiny home movement in recent years, but the trend is not new in Santa Fe, where people have long lived in small houses — adobe dwellings built snugly into the earth from whence...
The master bedroom’s focal point, a large six-panel art piece
Home Highlight:
Casita Style 101
Taking on the renovation of a two-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot guest house built in the 1950s was an exciting design adventure for me. The first time I walked into this small house, I saw an old, dark, dingy...
The focal point of the spacious living area is White Buffalo Calf Woman, oil on canvas, by Santa Fean artist C.J. Wells
Home Highlight:
Forever Home
By the time Susan and Joe Malaga were ready to build a custom home in Santa Fe, they knew exactly what they wanted: a high-quality home with a timeless design.
The Firebird specializes in water-conserving irrigation systems
The Firebird: Earth, Fire and Water
The moment for David Rentfrow came when he was hiking with his then twenty-year-old son, Sage, on Tesuque Peak. His son, who had planned to go to college in Missouri, turned to the west, looked at the...
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