Santa Fe Schools Better by Design!

The ShowHouse was another big success for raising funds for Dollars4Schools!! Here is a bit about my interior design project from ShowHouse Santa Fe dedicated to my darling Mother, Grandma Mary and Great Grandma Chila- a family room with colorplay and art pop for a theme of Old Mexico meeting New Mexico!!

Photos by: Laurie Allegretti

 The interior designer theme infused Old Mexico with New Mexico and was a personal and colorful interpretation of the past and present. I designed the  family room as a story playfulness and whimsy that began with Cindy Peck an amazing Santa Fe wall painter.  My artist wish list  included the world renowned, Hunt Slonem and his featured "Bunnies"  (provided by Pippin Contemporary) and the modern sleek style of artist Christopher Martin's Disc Series from Christopher Martin Gallery of Santa Fe.  Why not consider art at new heights for fun movement in a space.  A Paul Smith Rug design was provided by The Rug Company . The vintage stereo speakers were upholstered with a vintage serape that was a bit tattered from my Great Grandma's collection.

photo by Laurie Allegretti

photo by Laurie Allegretti

The walls were transformed with Dunn Edwards paint with a high-line style wainscotting in an earthy taupe color with a subtle charcoal diamond pattern for an interesting wall detail.  The inspiration came from the tombs of Guanajuato, Mexico. The silver leaf  Mexican mirror added adornment and detail against the smokey-taupe walls.  . The metal bench add simplicity and modernity and high chrome finish vases provide high gloss contrast.  We raised over 40k for a charitable organization that provides direct needs to the local schools.