ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014- Ancient Asian Master Suite

For the 2nd Annual ShowHouse Santa Fe - two weekend event the Santa Fe Interior Designer community was on amazing display! The 13,000 square foot granite estate originally built in the 1920's was offered for this year's ShowHouse by Barker Realty. The interior design theme "Ancient Future" was perfect and the individual designers did it up accordingly.

Master "Sanctuary" Interiors by Jennifer Ashton, Artist:  Danielle Frankenthal, title:  Moon Series , Photo by Kate Russell for ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014

Master "Sanctuary" Interiors by Jennifer Ashton, Artist:  Danielle Frankenthal, title: Moon Series, Photo by Kate Russell for ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014

My design approach emphasized the blending of Ancient Asian with Modern abstraction for the Master Suite that included a sitting room "Sanctuary". Starting with a Feng Shui approach, I selected Bone China paint with Gold leaf, black, creams and whites balanced with organic bamboo furnishing and plants. For continuity and contrast in design, the Master Bedroom encompassed rich antique bronze metallic walls, deep wood toned furnishing with black accents for a masculine and feminine balance with a sultry vibe. Pairs were emphasized in the accents for Feng Shui consideration.

The sublte blush taupe walls softened the space while the metallic copper Mongolian patterned silk-threaded drapes gave a luminescent rose-tinted glow during sunset.

Ancient Asian Master Suite Interiors by Jennifer Ashton, Photo by Kate Russell for ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014

Ancient Asian Master Suite Interiors by Jennifer Ashton, Photo by Kate Russell for ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014

Parade of Homes - Winner People's Choice and Master!!

photo by Laurie Allegretti

photo by Laurie Allegretti

This year's Parade of Homes held last month in Santa Fe was a rewarding event with lots of visitors, receiving the Peoples Choice Award the design collaboration of Santa Fe Builder Borrego Construction and Jennifer Ashton Interiors in creating a new Contemporary Santa Fe style. At approximately 1800 sq ft this home has a clean gallery groove. The concept for Borrego Construction was creating a home that feels contemporary, open and airy. Featuring white walls, soft gray floors and warm walnut wood beams this home has a cool gallery feel for art collectors to enjoy!

Savor & Sip - A Summer Soiree

Milagro Vineyards in Corrales, New Mexico - Photo by Stephanie Camerion 

Milagro Vineyards in Corrales, New Mexico - Photo by Stephanie Camerion 

I captured glorious views on a recent summer visit to Milagro Vineyards. Rick and Mitzi Hobson are producing very special wines just 45 minutes from Santa Fe. I was joined by friends and family for an afternoon of wine tastings and a personal tour of the charming winery. Corrales is a quaint little town, a hidden jewel and a fabulous visit in conjunction with an overnight stay at Los Poblanos Historic Inn.

 

Recently featured in the late summer issue of edible Santa Fe Albuquerque Taos, Milagro is touted for their 2010 Chardonnay.  Characteristics of their wines embody the old world style of aging the wines on the premises in French oak barrels.

photo by Stephanie Cameron

photo by Stephanie Cameron

On display was fab art,  recently completed by Santa Fe artist Jason Appleton, adding a whimsical tone among the vines offering abstract beauty and interest. The garden popped with colorful blooming buds as new friends enjoyed the relaxed nature and wine tastings. Paired with artisanal cheeses made by Old Windmill Dairy, my favorite the creamed Brie with New Mexico green chile! 

The night moved on to a 4 course dinner paired with Milagro wines.  Lots of laughter, good conversation and wonderful memories…a  Summer Soiree that ended on a beautiful note with an overnight stay at Los Poblanos Historic Inn.

Thanks to my friends at edible for enhancing a very special weekend event!

 

 

 

 

 

Milagro Vineyards, featured artist Jason Appleton -  Photo by Stephanie Cameron

Milagro Vineyards, featured artist Jason Appleton -  Photo by Stephanie Cameron

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