First and for most, Santa Fé, is a name that makes one dream. This New Mexico city located on a dry desert, at the edge of the Rio Grande, is well known for its adobe houses, made from a mixture of ground and cut straw. This architectural Spanish heritage gives character to the city, which in turn protects it preciously. In fact, these constructions have influenced the architecture so much as to give them their own name: the SANTE FE style. It is this unusual style that the Tout Simplement Deco blog is to discover this summer.
Inspirational Santa Fé
Under the full sun, the thick walls and the small openings keep the freshness inside the historic adobe houses; thus the light is filtered. Superimposed on different shades of ocher, the electric mix of Indian decorative objects pops. Jewels with turquoise and stony pearls, Navajo carpets woven with geometric symbols, all bring an authentic exotic. In fact, we can also find plenty of other influences. Mexico, for example, isn’t far, and can be seen in the abundance of Hispano-Mexican furniture such as floral painted chairs, headboards and stools in carved wood . Sparkling in the shadows, start of the century American light fittings in bronze, crystal, and metal, add to the picture. Let us also not forget the embroidered fabrics that we find everywhere. All in all, these small details create the essence of the SANTA FE atmosphere.
Corner fireplaces are in all rooms for the comfort of snowy winters, often decorated with crosses and traditional Mexican pottery. Colorful weaves heat the ochers of the walls. Floors can be left in raw or tiled clay, the latter also from Spanish influence. The natural light comes in through the roof openings, in the past, used as the principal access to the adobe.
The Santa Fé style, or a bright style, cocooning and warm.
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